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Spotlight: Grace VanderWaal

The GRAMMY Museum welcomes singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Hailed by Rolling Stone as a “pop prodigy,” singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal has staked a claim to be one of the most exciting names in music today. She skyrocketed to fame after winning the 11th season of NBC’s top-rated America’s Got Talent, where she performed all original music written by Grace herself. The ukulele-wielding artist went on to release 2016’s best-selling EP Perfectly Imperfect, and followed with her aptly-titled debut album Just the Beginning in November 2017, which features her chart-topping hit “Moonlight.” Over the past year, Grace won the Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Next Big Thing, was tapped for Variety’s Youth Impact Report and Billboard’s 21 Under 21 for the second time, signed a modeling deal with IMG Models Worldwide, and was also honored with the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music ceremony. She has seen wide critical praise, with The New York Times calling her “a pop natural,” USA Today naming her a “songwriting phenom,” and Billboard praising her “restrained yet affecting vocal delivery beyond her years.” To date, Grace has accumulated 500 million streams worldwide, over 250 million video views and 7 million social media followers. Her latest single “Clearly” was released in March and is an anthemic reprise of Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” with new and original lyrics. Following her sold-out U.S. headlining tour last fall, Grace is set to open for Imagine Dragons on their extended North American Evolve Tour this summer.