Written by Giavanna Foster
Grace VanderWaal is now a viral sensation after winning season 11 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Recently, Grace has made several television appearances. She is featured on the Tonight Show, Teen Vogue, and Ellen.
Grace VanderWaal performed “I Don’t Know My Name” on Ellen. Grace first performed this song on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Her first performance now has over 39 million YouTube views. “I Don’t Know My Name” is easy going and universally relatable. This tune is about the journey of self-exploration and finding yourself. The YouTube clip of Grace performing on Ellen now has over 3 million views. Click the picture below to watch Grace perform on Ellen:
Grace VanderWaal appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. VanderWaal performed “Clay”, a catchy anti-bullying song. “Clay” is a true power anthem because Grace sings confidently that she will not change anything about herself for anyone. Also, Fallon announced that VanderWaal signed a new record deal with Sony Music’s Columbia Records. Grace joins Adele, Paul McCartney, and Beyoncé, who are also signed with this record label. This accomplishment is only the beginning of Grace’s very successful career.
After Grace signed with Columbia Records, she received more well-deserved support. Teen Vogue features A-list celebrities like Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Taylor Swift, and Alexa Chung. Teen Vogue sent this congratulatory tweet directly to Grace VanderWaal:
Teen Vogue also interviewed Grace VanderWaal, a down-to-earth and relatable girl. In the interview, Grace and her sister eat pop rocks together. Last year, Grace was inspired to pick up the ukulele. Grace’s music is inspired by people she’s read about, seen in movies, or met in person. Also, Grace received lots of fan mail and drawings. Grace loves to binge-watch Netflix in her leisure time with her dog (pronounced coo-row).
With over 247k Twitter followers and a record deal, Grace VanderWaal is a force to be reckoned with. Grace holds the record as one of the youngest winners of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. VanderWaal proves that authenticity, hard work, and faith are the three main ingredients towards success. For more updates, follow Grace VanderWaal on Twitter here.
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