Grace Vanderwaal is a child star, singer, songwriter, ukulele player and season 11 winner of the “America’s got talent show”. A striking characteristic of this young artist is the unique taste and originality she brings to the modern music world.
Vanderwaal’s popularity exploded when she won America’s Got Talent. Since then she has made waves with her musical talent and skills.
Bio, Family – Parents, and Sister
Grace Avery Vanderwaal was born on January 15, 2004, the second daughter and last child of Tina and Dave Vanderwaal. She has two older siblings – Olivia and Jakob Vanderwaal. The American pop singer comes from Suffern, New York, but grew up in Kansas. As the name “Vanderwaal” implies, she has Dutch descent.
Grace ventured into fame without drama and with enviable ease. The young lady had started to show her skills in singing and ukulele at a rather tender age. She taught herself how to play a musical instrument, using various YouTube videos. She strongly believes in making dreams come true and is a fan of serious effort. She is a star to look out for in the near future.
Grace has an older sister, Olivia. Although the fame of Grace rubbed off on her, the 4 years older Olivia is a social media personality herself. She is a fashion and style enthusiast who presents fashionable pieces and accessories on her Instagram account with over 50,000 followers.
Grace dedicated the song Beautiful Thing to her sister Olivia, which she performed at the AGT quarterfinals. She also revealed that she intends to use some of her prize money to buy a treehouse for Olivia and herself.
Grace Vanderwaal Wiki
Before their big break, Vanderwaal started with amateur performances at the open microphone. Thanks to the internet, Grace also started uploading her songs and covers to YouTube. She says her favorite artists are Katy Perry, Jason Mraz, and Twenty One Pilots. She also plays saxophone and is interested in movies.
Grace, who writes her own music, signed up for America’s Got Talent Show 2016 at the age of 12. This would be the first time that the beautiful star and unique singer would perform on a big stage. Grace delighted the jury and the audience with her own song I Don’t Know My Name.
Stunned by her performance, judge Howie Mandel gave her the special Golden Buzzer. In other words: Grace enjoyed the privilege of going straight to the live shows.
She reached the quarter-finals and the following stages and emerged as the winner of the competition. Grace won $1 million, accompanied by a three-night headline on an AGT show in Las Vegas. Her victory set a series of records in the history of this prestigious competition. Grace is the youngest AGT winner in a decade. She is also the second female winner and second child winner in the history of America’s Got Talent Show. Her performance clip at the auditions became one of the most-watched videos of the show, making it the 5th trending video on YouTube in 2016.
Later that year, Vanderwaal recorded Perfectly Imperfect under Columbia Records. After her victory, she signed a contract with Simon Cowell’s company Syco. Finally, she released her album Just The Beginning in full length.
The “younger version of Taylor Swift”, as Simon Cowell suggests, is currently on a solo concert tour. She has since become one of the biggest YouTube sensations of our time, with the result that her YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and well over 175 million total hits.
Grace Vanderwaal is the winner of the Teen Choice Award 2017, and Billboard magazine is recruiting her as one of the hottest young stars in the music industry under 21. She has also won a number of awards and has appeared in high-profile shows such as Ellen and Wendy Williams’ shows.
The multiple award winner has performed on shows and international platforms, including the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Vanderwaal’s Height And Net Worth
Since her musical victory in 2016, both the physical measurements and net worth of the children’s folk star have improved. Grace has been active on various levels since her first appearance at the AGT auditions. At the time, she was a 1.50 m (5 ft) tall, thin, brown-haired girl who weighed 84 pounds (42 kg). Her body statistics for 2017 showed that the millionairess was 1.5 m (5 ft) tall and weighed 45 kg.
In terms of net assets, Vanderwaal has grown from $1 million to currently $2 million. It has been a busy and fruitful 2017 for the teenage star, and she is reported to have an annual income of $800,000. In recent years, she has been busy writing and recording her songs, performing and taking care of sponsorship and other business.
Although there are no signs of extravagance yet, Grace is gradually getting a taste of the luxurious lifestyle. According to reports, she recently bought a Ford car and a Mini Copper for a combined $130,000, as well as a brand new house for $500,000.
Sweet and charming Grace Vanderwaal also has a place for charity in her newfound wealth.