Grace Vanderwaal is a child star, singer, songwriter, ukulele player and winner of Season 11 of America’s got talent show. One striking goodness about this young act is the unique flavor and originality she brings into the modern-day music pattern.
Vanderwaal’s popularity exploded with her America’s Got Talent victory. Ever since then, she has been making waves with her musical talent and skills.
Bio, Family – Parents and Sister
Born on January 15, 2004, Grace Avery Vanderwaal is the second daughter and last child of Tina and Dave VanderWaal. She has two older siblings- Olivia and Jakob Vanderwaal. The American pop singer hails from Suffern, New York but was raised in Kansas. As the name “Vanderwaal” implies, she has a Dutch ancestry.
Grace ventured into stardom with no drama and in fact an enviable ease. The young lady at a rather tender age had started showing off her skills in singing and playing her ukulele. She self-tutored herself on playing the musical instrument through assorted YouTube videos. She is a firm believer that dreams come true and a fan of earnest efforts. She is a star to look out for in the nearest future.
Grace has an older sister, Olivia. Though Grace’s fame rubbed off on hers, Olivia who is 4 years older is herself a social media personality. She is a fashion and style enthusiast who showcases fashionable pieces and accessories on her Instagram account with over 50, 000 followers.
Grace dedicated the song Beautiful Thing which she performed at the AGT quarterfinals to her sister Olivia. She also revealed that she intends to use part of her prize money to buy a tree house for Olivia and herself.
Grace Vanderwaal Wiki
Before her big break, Vanderwaal started out with amateur open mic performances. Thanks to the internet, Grace also began to upload her songs and covers on YouTube. She says her favorite artists are Katy Perry, Jason Mraz and Twenty One Pilots. She also plays the saxophone and has an interest in movies.
Grace who writes her own music entered for the 2016 America’s Got Talent show at the age of 12. This would be the first time the lovely star and unique vocalist would be performing on a big stage. Grace wowed the judges 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 moving up straight to live shows.
She proceeded to the quarterfinals and subsequent levels, emerging the winner of the contest. Grace won $1 million accompanied by a three-night headline act in an AGT show in Las Vegas. Her victory made series of records in the history of the prestigious competition. Grace is the youngest to win the AGT 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 has become one of the most watched videos from the show; making it 2016’s 5th trending videos on YouTube.
Later that year, Vanderwaal recorded Perfectly Imperfect under Columbia records. Upon her win, she signed a deal with Simon Cowell’s company, Syco. She finally released her full-length album titled Just The Beginning.
The ‘younger version of Taylor Swift’ as Simon Cowell suggests is currently on a solo concert tour. Meanwhile, she has become one of the greatest YouTube sensations of our time with the result that her YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers and way over 175 million of total views.
Grace Vanderwaal is the winner of the 2017 Teen Choice Award. Billboard magazine enlists her as one of Music’s Hottest Young Stars under 21. She has also received a good number of accolades and has featured on top-rated shows like Ellen and Wendy Williams’ Shows.
The multi-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 2016 musical victory, both physical measurements and net worth of the child folk star has been making progress. Grace has been of different heights since her first appearance at the AGT auditions. Back then she was a 5 ft(1.50m) skinny brown haired girl who weighed 84 pounds(42 kg). Her 2017 body stats showed that the millionaire is 5 ft 3 inches and weighs 99 pounds (45kg).
In terms of net worth, Vanderwaal has gone from $1 million to a current $2 million. It was a busy and fruitful 2017 for the teen star, thus it’s reported that she earns an annual income of $800,000 dollars. In the past years, she has been busy writing and recording her songs, performing and attending to endorsements deals and other businesses.
Though there are no traces of extravagance yet, Grace is gradually having a taste of the luxurious lifestyle. Reports say that she recently bought a Ford car and a Mini Copper at a joint cost of $130 000; as well as a brand new $500,000 house.
Sweet and charming Grace Vanderwaal also has a place for charity in her new found wealth.