Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal

Pop Singer

Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her distinctive vocals and has often accompanied herself on the ukulele.

Full Name
Grace Avery VanderWaal
Jan 15, 2004
Net Worth


Grace Avery VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004, in Lenexa, Kansas, United States. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she is of Dutch and German descent. She started playing the ukulele when she was three years old and started writing her own songs at age eleven. She started singing and posting videos of her original songs online when she was twelve.

In 2016, Grace auditioned for season eleven of America’s Got Talent with an original song called “I Don’t Know My Name” and received a standing ovation from the judges. After winning the show in September, she signed a record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Music/Columbia Records. In December 2016, her debut EP Perfectly Imperfect debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart and eventually went gold in the US. In 2017, she released her first full-length album Just The Beginning which featured the singles “Moonlight” and “So Much More Than This”. She also opened for Imagine Dragons on their Evolve World Tour and released two more EPs titled Letters Vol 1 (2017) and Letters Vol 2 (2018).

In 2020, Grace released her second studio album entitled “Stray” which included singles such as “Waste My Time”, “Ur So Beautiful”, and “Don’t Assume What You Don't Know". She also started streaming live performances on YouTube during this time to keep connected to fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She won her first MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for her single “Stray” in August 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grace VanderWaal is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 15, 2004, Grace VanderWaal was born in Lenexa, Kansas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grace Begins Performing and Posting YouTube Videos</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace begins to post videos of her singing on her YouTube channel.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">June 2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">America's Got Talent Audition</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Auditions for America’s Got Talent and receives a standing ovation from the judges for her original song “I Don’t Know My Name”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">Sept 2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins America's Got Talent</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Grace wins season 11 of America’s Got Talent and takes home the top prize of 1 million dollars.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with IMG Models</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a contract with IMG Models, making her the youngest person ever to be signed by the modeling agency.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Just the Beginning Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut album Just the Beginning through Columbia Records, which peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">VanderWaal Signs with Interscope Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs with Interscope Records and releases her EP Perfectly Imperfect.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace VanderWaal is a talented singer and songwriter. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Radio Disney Music Awards for Best New Artist in 2016. Her music is unique and uplifting, inspiring fans of all ages.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Real</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace VanderWaal is real and relatable. Her lyrics are honest and heartfelt, and she shares her life experiences with her listeners. She's authentic and approachable, making her very easy to connect with.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Grace VanderWaal has an infectious charisma that draws people in. She has a unique style that combines folk, pop, jazz, and classical elements into her music. Her live shows are always entertaining and engaging.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won America's Got Talent</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace VanderWaal won the 11th season of America's Got Talent at just 12 years old in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Signed with Columbia Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Shortly after winning America's Got Talent, Grace signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released her first EP, Perfectly Imperfect in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Self Taught Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace is a self-taught musician and was singing and playing ukulele before she auditioned for America's Got Talent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest BillBoard Music Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace is the youngest person to ever win a Billboard Music Award for Best New Artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Artist Signed to Syco Music</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Grace became the first artist to be signed to Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music in 2017.</p></div>


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