- Name: Grace VanderWaal
- Age: 14 years old
- Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $2 Million
- Status: Alive
Grace VanderWaal is an American singer, songwriter and ukuleleist. She’s best known as the winner of America’s Got Talent in 2016. VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004 in Lenexa, Kansas. Her parents are Tina and David. She has two older siblings, Jakob and Olivia. VanderWaal grew up in Suffern, New York, where she attended Suffern Middle School. After America’s Got Talent she switched to home-school and online courses.
VanderWaal began her musical journey at the tender age of three. She was influenced by artists like Twenty One Pilots, and Katy Perry. Impressed by her young talent, the family signed her up for piano classes at age 4. VanderWaal later took saxophone lessons and by age 11 purchased her very first ukulele. She mastered the ukulele by watching YouTube tutorials. VanderWaal performs regularly in her school’s marching and concert bands. She also performed at a number of open mic nights throughout New York and New Jersey.
VanderWaal competed and won the 11th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The show ran from May 31 to September 14, 2016. VanderWaal became the first female winner since Bianca Ryan in 2006. She performed the original songs “Beautiful Thing”, “Light the Sky”, “Clay” and “I Don’t Know My Name” for which she won the Golden Buzzer. VanderWaal was dubbed the next ‘Taylor Swift‘ by Simon Cowell. The second place winner was The Clairvoyants and the third place went to football player Jon Dorenbos. Vanderwaal was signed to Columbia Records in September 2016. She was a featured guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on September 23, 2016.
VanderWaal’s debut EP, Perfectly Imperfect, was released in December 2016. The five song project was produced by Greg Wells. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the best selling EP of 2016. In February 2017, VanderWaal performed atop the Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York. She performed at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. It marked her first award show performance. Recent tracks from VanderWaal include “Moonlight” and “Sick of Being Told”. She won the 2017 Teen Choice Award for “Choice Next Big Thing”.
Grace VanderWaal is 5ft 2in tall and she rules under the star sign Capricorn. Her net worth is estimated at $2 million. She was named to Billboard’s 2016 “21 Under 21” list of music’s hottest young stars.
Grace VanderWaal Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Grace Avery VanderWaal
- Birthday: January 15, 2004
- How Old : Age: 14 years old
- Place of Birth: Lenexa, Kansas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
- Years Active: 2016-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $2 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive