January 15, 2004 (20)
Grace VanderWaal is an American singer-songwriter. VanderWaal first gained widespread recognition after winning the eleventh season of the reality show “America’s Got Talent” in 2016. Her powerful vocals, coupled with her remarkable skills as a ukulele player and songwriter, impressed both the judges and viewers. Since then, she has released several successful albums, including “Just the Beginning” and “Letters Vol. 1,” which have received critical acclaim and resonated with a global fanbase.
In addition to her solo work, VanderWaal has collaborated with a diverse range of artists and celebrities. She joined forces with the renowned singer-songwriter Jason Mraz for a special duet during her appearance on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Furthermore, VanderWaal has shared the stage with talented musicians like Ed Sheeran, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, and Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine.
Grace VanderWaal received the prestigious Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award in 2017, acknowledging her remarkable contributions to the music industry at such a young age. VanderWaal has also been honored with the Teen Choice Award for Choice Next Big Thing and the Radio Disney Music Award for Best New Artist.