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Grace VanderWaal to Emerging Musicians Everywhere: 'Don't Try and Be A Pop Star. Be Yourself'

Grace VanderWaal to Emerging Musicians Everywhere: 'Don't Try and Be A Pop Star. Be Yourself'

Grace VanderWaal is doing pretty well for herself at just 13-years-old.

The former AGT champ just put out her first album, Just The Beginning, and is currently on a small tour around the country for it.

Speaking with Time, Grace opened up about writing her album and how much power she had inside the studio.

“I definitely have confidence. Especially because I’m a woman, and especially because I’m really young,” she shared. “People are extra nice and extra open to all your ideas, because they want to make sure they’re not pinned as the mean producer or whatever.”

Grace also offered some sage advice for anyone trying to break into the music industry now and it’s advice that you can use in every walk of life.

“Just be yourself. I’ve met so many people and seen so many online that are just trying to be this pop star. And honestly, they would probably be a lot more successful if they were just themselves, because people can sense that.”

Grace VanderWaal Shared The Secret About That Clicking Sound on 'City Song'

Grace VanderWaal Shared The Secret About That Clicking Sound on 'City Song'

Grace VanderWaal‘s debut album, Just The Beginning, came out a week ago and we don’t know about you, but it’s one of the best we’ve heard all year.

Since we’ve been listening to it non-stop, we picked up on some tendencies throughout the record — like that clicking sound on “City Song”.

Speaking with Chicago Sun Times, Grace revealed what exactly that is — her retainer!

“There’s this little clicky noise on the second verse; that was my retainer case I was clicking to the beat of the song,” she revealed.

Grace continued, opening up about how she’s still trying to find her specific sound.

“I’m still experimenting with my sound,” she says. “I honestly don’t know what I like yet.”

Grace adds, “This album is the first time where I’m actually putting true produced music behind what I’m singing. A lot of elements from different genres were pulled into the album and I think it invites everyone into my journey.”

Psst! Want to meet Grace this weekend? She’ll be having a signing event at Charming Charlie’s 5th Avenue Flagship Store in New York City from 1-4pm.

Grace VanderWaal Debuts Fun Lyric Video For 'So Much More Than This' - Watch Now!

Grace VanderWaal Debuts Fun Lyric Video For 'So Much More Than This' - Watch Now!

Grace VanderWaal just dropped her brand new lyric video for “So Much More Than This”!

The 13-year-old singer followed up the release of her debut album with the fun visual for the track.

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This week, Grace kicked off her tour, too!

“I don’t even have the words to describe how amazing last night’s LA show was. The #JustTheBeginningTour is off to an unbelievable start,” she shared on Twitter with a few pics.

Check out her lyric video below now!

Pick Your Favorite Song Off Grace VanderWaal's 'Just The Beginning' Debut Album!

Pick Your Favorite Song Off Grace VanderWaal's 'Just The Beginning' Debut Album!

We just can’t stop playing Grace VanderWaal‘s debut album!

The 13-year-old singer and former America’s Got Talent winner dropped her new record today and it features 12 amazing songs — and we can absolutely not pick a fave, because they are just that good!

“The album is just based on life experiences,” she told Us Weekly. “All of the songs are about things that have happened to me. I kind of made these experiences I’ve had into their own mini-movies through each song, which was really fun.”

Grab Grace‘s album NOW on iTunes!

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Grace VanderWaal's Debut Album 'Just The Beginning' Is Here - Stream & Download Now!

Grace VanderWaal's Debut Album 'Just The Beginning' Is Here - Stream & Download Now!

Grace VanderWaal‘s debut album is HERE!!!!

The America’s Got Talent winner released her new album tonight, which includes 12 songs — nine that she personally wrote.

However, she says that writing it was actually kind of awkward.

“It was awkward,” Grace admits about writing her first album to TRL. “Just because I’ve never written an album before.”

She added that even going in the studio was kind of weird: “Just going into the studio and saying ‘Hi, nice to meet you. Let’s write a song’. But, I’m just glad I finally get to release it.”

Listen to the full album below and download it NOW on iTunes!

Grace VanderWaal is Seriously Excited About Her Debut Album Release

Grace VanderWaal is Seriously Excited About Her Debut Album Release

Grace VanderWaal takes the stage to perform at the 100 Days Out 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Celebration event held in Times Square on Wednesday (November 1) in New York City.

The “Burned” singer herself is just one day out from her debut album, Just The Beginning, dropped and she’s really excited about it.

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“I’ve never been in love, or snuck out and did crazy rebellious things,” she told PeopleNow about the feel of the record.

Grace adds, “I take experiences that I’ve had and make up a story to them that translates into the exact same emotion.”

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Grace VanderWaal Releases Three New 'Behind The Song' Featurettes

Grace VanderWaal Releases Three New 'Behind The Song' Featurettes

Grace VanderWaal is giving us another inside look to her upcoming album, Just The Beginning, with a few more story behind the song features.

“‘Florets’ just happened, and it was because I was bored and I was drawing these pictures of some dandelions with the white fuzzy stuff on it,” she explains of one of the tracks.

She goes on to explain that in a conversation with her mom, Grace tried to find out the name of the white fuzzy stuff and it’s florets.


“The song is basically all about dandelion fuzz,” Grace says.

Check out the video, plus two other “stories behind the songs” vids below!

Grace VanderWaal Joins The Fender Family & Will Launch New Ukulele Line Next Year

Grace VanderWaal Joins The Fender Family & Will Launch New Ukulele Line Next Year

Grace VanderWaal is making history with her new partnership with Fender.

The 13-year-old musician is the youngest Fender Signature Series artist ever AND the brands’ first collaboration with a Ukulele player.

Grace has teamed up with Fender for her first Signature Ukulele series, which will be available in spring next year.

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“So incredibly honored to be teaming up with @Fender! I’ve been playing their California Coast Series ukuleles at my shows and will have my own Signature Ukulele with them in 2018,” Grace announced on Instagram.

Grace‘s Signature Ukulele in Grace‘s line will cater to musicians of all ages and skill levels wanting to learn the instrument.

Check out the promo video below!

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