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EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2016, Stevie Nicks introduced then 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal during the season finale of America’s Got Talent. “We like to be different,” Nicks said, “Not like anybody else.” It was high praise, and after winning the competition, VanderWaal got to work on Just the Beginning, her magnificent first full-length. A daring and gifted singer, she stretches her charismatic voice into hard-to-reach notes and octaves, exploring plucky textures (“Moonlight”), plush production (“Insane Sometimes”), and breathtaking acoustic balladry (“A Better Life”). She’s a natural, and startlingly fully formed. The album could easily be the product of someone twice her age and experience, and, to echo Nicks, it certainly couldn't be anybody else.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2016, Stevie Nicks introduced then 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal during the season finale of America’s Got Talent. “We like to be different,” Nicks said, “Not like anybody else.” It was high praise, and after winning the competition, VanderWaal got to work on Just the Beginning, her magnificent first full-length. A daring and gifted singer, she stretches her charismatic voice into hard-to-reach notes and octaves, exploring plucky textures (“Moonlight”), plush production (“Insane Sometimes”), and breathtaking acoustic balladry (“A Better Life”). She’s a natural, and startlingly fully formed. The album could easily be the product of someone twice her age and experience, and, to echo Nicks, it certainly couldn't be anybody else.

Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

715 Ratings

715 Ratings

Grace!!!

T-Money 4 Ya Life

Yes a full album!!!

Grace is amazing!

Jakkiez ;)

❤️❤️❤️ Congrats on your first full album!

I LOVE IT SO FAR!!!

MerMuffin

OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!! I think this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. Though it's still in progress! I just know I'll love it!!!

About Grace VanderWaal

New York's Grace VanderWaal is a heartfelt pop singer best known for winning the 11th season of NBC's performance competition America's Got Talent. Born in Kansas in 2004, VanderWaal grew up in Suffern, New York, where she first showed interested in music around age three, singing on a wireless microphone. Later, she played saxophone in the school band and, at age 11, taught herself to play ukulele by watching online videos. Soon, she was writing her own songs and performing at local open-mike nights. In 2016, she successfully auditioned for America's Got Talent, performing her original composition "I Don't Know My Name." A popular competitor from the start, VanderWaal ultimately won the series, becoming the second female and second child to do so. She signed to Columbia in 2016 and released her debut EP, Perfectly Imperfect, featuring her single version of "I Don't Know My Name." The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. She headed to the studio with a team of hitmaking composer/producers, including Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry) and Sean Douglas (the Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato), for her more vibrant full-length debut. Titled Just the Beginning, it hit number 22 in the U.S. and the Top 20 in Canada upon its release in November 2017. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Lenexa, KS
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • BORN
    January 15, 2004

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