American Singer Grace VanderWaal is acknowledged as the winner of the eleventh season of reality singing show, America’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2016. Grace is one of the youngest participants to win the show in the AGT’s history. The 14-year-old songwriter started composing her first song using a wireless microphone when she was only three years old.
Success And Whopping Prize Money From AGT: What's Her Net Worth?
Grace VanderWaal won AGT at the age of 12 that not only helped her garner success but also brought her 1 million dollars as prize money. The singer mesmerized the judicial panel (that included Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell) by performing her original song I Don't Know My Name which helped her to win the Golden Buzzer. Her final act for the AGT was her original single Clay.
According to The Famous People, when Grace was asked what she would do with her prize money, she replied that she would donate part of the wealth to a foundation reasonably relevant to the music enterprise. She said that she'd also buy a tree-house for herself and her sister
After winning the AGT, Grace has been part of many musical events and awards functions. She recently attended the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Grace VanderWaal at Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on 20 May 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: zimbio.com)
Talking about Grace's other earnings, she is mustering income from her official YouTube channel named GraceVanderWaalVEVO since 23 September 2016. She has many hit numbers in 2018 like City Song and Escapes My Mind. Her monthly earnings from the channel are between $2K - $31.4K and her yearly remuneration ranges from $23.5K to $376.4K.
Family: Father's Profession, Parents On Her Singing
Grace was born near Kansas City, Kansas, to Tina and David VanderWaal. Her father, David is of Dutch descent who works as a vice president of marketing at LG Electronics. Later, Grace shifted to Suffern, New York along with her parents and two older siblings, a sister Olivia and a brother named Jakob.
Previously, her parents' didn't take her singing passion too seriously, thinking she would never play it. Her love was playing the ukelele, and she decided to buy the instrument from her Christmas money. In an interview with reporter Maddy Arnold for AGT on 24 August 2016, Grace's parents admitted that she started learning ukulele by watching YouTube videos.
Grace’s paternal grandparents' name is John Anthony VanderWaal and Ackie Ruth Vogelaar.
Does Grace VanderWaal Have A Boyfriend?
The multi-talented singer has kept her personal life in a closed box. She is yet to reveal her affairs which are hidden. Grace is never linked with any guy that creates speculations on her possible boyfriend. For now, the teen singer has put her singing career on a fort worth rather than romance fling.
Grace VanderWaal was born on 15 January 2004 in Lenexa, KS, as per wiki. The singer stands a height of 165 m (5' 5") and weighs around 106 lbs. Right after winning AGT, VanderWaal was home-schooled to enroll her online courses for grade seven, but she eventually returned to attend public school for class eight. Grace's birth sign is Cancer.