The popular American singer and songwriter, Grace Vanderwaal, is known best for winning America’s Got Talent competition a couple of years back in 2016. She is just 14 years of age and was born in 2004 in Lenexa, Kansas to parents David and Tina. She is a sister to a couple of older siblings named Jakob and Olivia. Vanderwaal was raised in Suffern, New York and that’s where she attended the Suffern Middle School as well. After winning the competition mentioned above, she started home-school along with online courses and focuses more on her music. At such a young age, her current net worth is $2 million.
VanderWaal’s musical journey started when she was just 3 years of age. Her work is influenced by the popular artists like Katy Perry and Twenty One Pilots. Noticing the talent of the young girl, her family got her enrolled for the piano classes when she was only 4 years of age. VanderWall also took some saxophone lessons as well and when she was 11 she had bought the first ukulele of her as well. The little girl used to watch tutorials on YouTube for mastering the art of playing ukulele. She gives regular performances at her school for marching as well as concert bands. She’s performed at quite a few open mic nights as well everywhere in New Jersey and New York.
She also competed in the NBC’s America’s Got Talent season 11 – which ran from May 31st through September 14th, 2016 – and managed to win the competition as well. She’s the first female to win the contest after 2006 when Bianca Ryan was the victorious lady. She has performed originals like “Light the Sky”, “Beautiful Thing”, “I Don’t Know My Name” and “Clay” and has even won Golden Buzzer. She’s often dubbed as next “Taylor Swift” and Simon Cowell was the first one to call her that. Columbia Records signed Vanderwaal towards the latter part of 2016 and she’s featured as a guest in “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” that aired on September 23rd, 2016.
The debut EP of VanderWaal was released with the title ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ in the month of December in 2016. This was a 5-song project and Greg Wells was the producer of the project. It took to #9 on Billboard 200 chart making it best selling EP for 2016. Early in 2017, VanderWaal performed at Empire State Building Manhattan, New York. She’s also performed at Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017. This was her first ever performance in an award show. Her recent tracks include “Slick of Being Told” and “Moonlight”. She has won Teen Choice Award 2017 for the category “Choice Next Big Thing”.
Grace VanderWaal is a small package with 5ft 2in height and her star sign is Capricorn. Her net worth estimate is $2 million. She was also named for Billboard’s 2016 “21 under 21” featuring the hottest young music stars. She really has a lot more to come in future.