She earned wide notice at an early age and is known for her distinctive vocals, often accompanying herself on the ukulele. VanderWaal began her musical career by posting videos of her original songs and covers on YouTube and performing at open mic nights near her hometown of Suffern , New York. In November , she released a full-length album, Just the Beginning. VanderWaal conducted her first concert tour in in support of Just the Beginning. She next toured in mid with Imagine Dragons in their Evolve World Tour , and in , after opening in a tour for Florence and the Machine , she headlined her own "Ur So Beautiful" tour. Her father is of Dutch descent. VanderWaal began singing and making up songs at the age of three. Then she bought one on her own using money she had received for her 11th birthday, and watched more videos to teach herself how to play. In , VanderWaal began to record song covers and original songs, accompanying herself on ukulele, and to post them on her YouTube channel. She was selected by one of the show's judges, Howie Mandel , as his " golden buzzer " act to skip the next round and perform in the live quarterfinal round.
Recently, Grace VanderWaal , a year-old high-school freshman, was sitting in an upstate New York classroom when a campus tour for prospective students came by. A young woman on the tour spotted VanderWaal, and. The thenyear-old went viral for performing her own original songs with a ukulele, and immediately drew comparisons to Taylor Swift. After her win, Swift herself even congratulated VanderWaal with a bouquet of flowers. It feels like I was a toddler. Now that she has had some time to digest her quick ascent, VanderWaal seems eager to start to define the next chapter of her career. But first she has to finish freshman year. After winning Talent , VanderWaal wasted no time in releasing her E.
Just the Beginning is the debut studio album by then year-old  American singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal , consisting of twelve original tracks. VanderWaal has writing credits for every song on Just the Beginning. By early , VanderWaal began working on the album, telling Billboard that it will be "more produced She won the competition in
I saw a very little slit of road in front of me, a terribly, bumpy desert road. VanderWaal is used to taking risks, however. Q: Your new song "Stray" has lyrics about longing "to feel the way I used to" and wanting to "write a song" and "feel my words. But they were all off.