Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts. Credit to justjaredjr
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts. Credit to justjaredjr

CB presents the Full Story of a Musical Celeb with the nickname “The next Taylor Swift. Our Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from her childhood time to date.

The life and rise of Grace VanderWaal
The life and rise of Grace VanderWaal. Image Credits: People, BHW and Pinterest.

The analysis involves her early life, family background, life story before fame, rise to fame story, relationship life, personal life, family facts, lifestyle and other little-known facts about her.

Yes, everyone knows of her distinctive vocals and skilful use of the ukulele. However, only a few consider Grace VanderWaal’s biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.

Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Life and Family Background

Singer Grace Avery VanderWaal was born on the 15th day of January 2004 at Lenexa, a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. She was the third of three children born to her mother, Tina VanderWaal and to her father, David VanderWaal.

Grace Vanderwaal's parents David and Tina
Grace VanderWaal’s parents David and Tina. Image Credit: Twitter.

The American national of white ethnicity with Dutch and Scottish roots was raised at the village of Suffern in New York where she grew up alongside her two older siblings; Jakob VanderWaal and Olivia “Liv” VanderWaal.

Growing up at Suffern in New York: Grace Vanderwaal - far right - with siblings and parents.
Growing up at Suffern in New York: Grace VanderWaal – far right – with siblings and parents. Image Credit: People.

Growing up at Suffern, young Grace was a music enthusiast who began singing and composing her songs at the tender age of three. As the years progressed, Grace’s passion for singing grew up with her and reached an insatiable point after she incorporated writing music to her art.

Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Education and Career Buildup

By the time an all-singing and music-writing Grace was aged 10, she became interested in learning how to play the ukulele after watching an American musical – Twenty One Pilots – video on YouTube.

Grace developed love for playing the ukulele after watching a musical on Tv
Grace developed love for playing the ukulele after watching a musical on Tv. Image Credit: Twitter.

Months later, Grace requested that the instrument should be procured for her as a gift for her 11th birthday. However, Grace’s mom declined the request on the premise that the budding singer would never learn how to play it.

Not relenting, the singing prodigy went on to buy the instrument – using the money she had received for her birthday celebration – and dedicated quality time to learning how to play it even while being homeschooled as well as during her studies at  Suffern Middle School.

Grace Vanderwaal practising how to play the ukulele at home.
Grace VanderWaal practising how to play the ukulele at home. Image Credit: Thefamouspeople.
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Career Life

It didn’t take long before Grace mastered playing the Ukulele and began recording song covers with the instrument in 2015. The year also saw Grace begin posting videos of herself singing on youtube as well as performing live at open mic events close to her home.

Grace Vanderwaal performing at an open mic event.
Grace VanderWaal performing at an open mic event. Image Credit: Lohud.

Needless to say much, Grace’s talent at the tender age of 12 was eye and ear-catching. Positive acclaims had no difficulty reaching the talented youngster who went on to audition for the 11th season of America’s got talent show (AGT).

Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Road To Fame Story

While preparing to audition for the AGT show in June 2016 little did it occur to Grace that the audition itself was a turning point that would set her on the course to becoming famous. The event saw Grace’s performance of her original song “I Don’t Know My Name” get Howie Mandel’s, “golden buzzer” which propelled her to the quarterfinals round scheduled for the 23rd of August that year.

Grace Vanderwaal had a successful performance at her first ever AGT auditions.
Grace VanderWaal had a successful performance at her first-ever AGT auditions. Image Credit: Youtube.

Surprisingly, Grace was not one to worry too much about the quarterfinals as she secured performance opportunities at two major events. The first was at the Ramapo Summer Concert Series in Palisades Credit Union Park (July 08 2016) after which she performed at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern (July 30th 2016).

Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Rise To Fame Story

Grace returned for the next performance at the quarterfinals of the AGT show by singing an original song “Beautiful Thing” which saw her through to the semi-finals. Her subsequent original songs for the remaining stages of the event include “Light the Sky” (Semi-Final) “Clay” (finals) and “I Don’t Know My Name” (grand finale).

The then 12-year-old was eventually announced as the winner of the AGT 11 series, a feat which saw her become the second female winner as well as the second child act winner in the show’s history.

Grace Vanderwaal won season 11 of AGT in September 2016
Grace Vanderwaal won season 11 of AGT in September 2016. Image Credit: UPI.

Fast forward to the time of writing, Grace is riding on her AGT fame to build a fast-rising career in the music industry with her debut album being “Just the Beginning” 2018. The rest, as they say, is history.

Grace Vanderwaal's Just The Beginning album cover.
Grace VanderWaal’s Just The Beginning album cover. Image Credit: Youtube.
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Relationship Life Facts

Do you know that Grace is only 15 years old at the time of writing this bio?. At such age, not many would be surprised to know that she single (of course she is single) and might have never seriously flirted with the thoughts of having a boyfriend.

Beautiful, young and successful Grace Vanderwaal is single at the time of writing.
Beautiful, young and successful Grace VanderWaal has no boyfriend at the time of writing. Image Credit: Twitter.

The singing sensation is rather focused on achieving more at her tender age as her career is still considered to be on the rise at the time of writing. It goes without saying that it could take a very long time before fans spot Grace with a heartthrob or transmit the early achiever genes of hers to son(s) and daugher(s).

Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Family Life Facts

How much do you know about Grace’s VanderWaal family? sit back as we bring you facts about the singer’s family life, beginning with her parents.

About Grace VanderWaal’s father: David VanderWaal is Grace’s dad. He is a marketer who has been involved in the business of marketing since Grace’s early life. The father of three is of Dutch origin and works as Vice President of Marketing at LG Electronics USA at the time of writing. He has good chemistry with Grace and never ceases to support her via his social media handles.

Grace Vanderwaal with father David.
Grace VanderWaal with father David. Image Credit: BHW.

About Grace VanderWaal’s mother: Tina VanderWaal is Grace’s mom. She works as a creator of store windows display at the time of writing. Little wonder the VanderWaals are considered to be of middle-class family background. Tina is of Scottish origin and has been adjudged to be the best mom in the world by Grace. More so, the singer enjoys seeing her mom use social media to wax lyrical about her achievements in the music industry.

Grace Vanderwaal with mothetr Tina
Grace Vanderwaal with mother Tina. Image Credit: BHW.

About Grace VanderWaal’s siblings: Grace has two older siblings. An older brother called Jakob VanderWaal as well as a younger sister known as Olivia “Liv” VanderWaal. Jakob studies at Camden Military Academy in South Carolina – at the time of writing – with hopes of becoming a career military man. On her part, Olivia is a music enthusiast who also has interests in fashion. Both siblings have been instrumental to the life and rise of Grace VanderWaal and work with their parents to give Grace all the support that she needs.

Grace Vanderwaal with her siblings.
Grace Vanderwaal with her siblings. Image Credit: Twitter.

About Grace VanderWaal’s relatives: Regarding Grace’s extended family life. Her paternal grandparents have been identified as John Anthony VanderWaal and Ackie Ruth Vogelaar while her maternal grandmother is Patricia Kowalski. Not much is known about the singers’ aunts, uncles and cousins neither are there available records about her nieces and nephew.

Throw back photo of Grace Vanderwaal with her maternal grandmother.
A Throwback photo of Grace Vanderwaal with her maternal grandmother Patricia Kowalski. Image Credit: BHW.
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Personal Life Facts

Moving on to Grace VanderWaal’s personality, she possesses an awesome persona that reflects the confident and organized nature of individuals who are guided by Capricorn Zodiac sign

More so, she is introspective, emotionally in tune, creative and moderately reveals details about her personal and private life. Her interests and hobbies include photography, fashion, keeping pets, playing games and spending quality time with friend and family.

Fashion is one of Grace's interests outside music.
Fashion is one of Grace’s interests outside music. Image Credit: Stealherstyle.
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Lifestyle Facts

Grace VanderWaal has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars at the time of writing. Major constituents of Her 2 dollar fortune stems from revenues generated from her hit songs; “Perfectly Imperfect”, “I Don’t Know My Name” & “Moonlight”.

The singer who is still on the rise, lives with her parents at the time of writing. Reasons for such conservative lifestyle majorly borders on the fact that she is pretty underaged and needs adequate guidance to plan her life. Though Grace has no cars yet, she is the proud owner of a tree house with two distinct pods connected by a bridge. She enjoys spending time on the left pod and gifted the right pod to her older sister.

Grace Vanderwaal's treehouse at the backyard of her family home.
Grace VanderWaal’s treehouse at the backyard of her family home. Image Credit: Nelsontreehouse.
Grace VanderWaal Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Untold Facts

To bring an end to our Grace VanderWaal childhood story and bio, here are a few lesser-known facts about the singer.

Religion: Grace VanderWaal is a Christian. She identifies with Methodist denomination of Protestant Christianity and once admitted that the religious group has been one of her huge support systems.

Tattoos: Body arts came early for Grace precisely at the age of 15 when she got the tattoo of an elephant on her right arm. Taking to her twitter handle to reveal the reason behind the tattoo, Grace enthused that Elephants have the gift of hearing, adding that the tattoos represent the gift of sound.

Grace Vanderwaal showing off her elephant tattoo.
Grace VanderWaal showing off her elephant tattoo. Image Credit: rocklandreport.

Smoking and drinking: The singer does not smoke, neither is she given to drinking at the time of writing. She’s rather focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle as she set her eyes on career advancement by the years.

Reason behind nickname: Grace’s was nicknamed “the next Taylor Swift” by one of the world’s most notoriously harshest critics – Simon Cowell – because they share undeniable similarities. The nickname has been affirmed by a lot of celebrities who believe Grace is perfect.

Grace Vanderwaal has been compared to Taylor Swift several times.
Grace Vanderwaal has been compared to Taylor Swift several times. Image Credit: Billboard.

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