Grace VanderWaal, the youngest signature series artist in fender history, has just launched her new debut album.
November 10, 2017
By Ang Yi An
Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal has recently released her debut album Just the Beginning on 6 November 2017. Her album features chart-topping single “Moonlight”, along with other songs such as “Sick of Being Told” and “So Much More Than This”. Besides this, Grace has also collaborated with many award-winning producers and writers such as Shawn Mendes from Ido Zmishlany, as well as The Chainsmokers and Demi Lovato from Sean Douglas.
Just the Beginning is the official follow up to Grace’s debut EP Perfectly Imperfect, which was the best-selling EP of 2016. The album launch also celebrates the incredible year Grace has had following her win on the 11th season of America’s Got Talent. Grace VanderWaal won the Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Next Big Thing, was tapped for Variety’s Youth Impact Report and Billboard’s 21 Under 21 for the second time, while also signing a modelling deal with IMG Models Worldwide. She has also seen wide critical praise, with The New York Times calling her “a pop natural,” USA Today naming her a “songwriting phenom,” and Billboard praising her “restrained yet affecting vocal delivery beyond her years.”
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation just announced the launch of Grace’s very own Signature Ukulele series – available Spring 2018. Fender’s popular artist signature models are geared toward product progression and storytelling, creating instruments designed to the unique specifications of the world’s most iconic artists. At 13-years-old, Grace makes history as not only the youngest Fender® Signature Series artist ever, but the brands first collaboration with a Ukulele player. The songstress has recently been seen on her media tour and making her big-stage debut at Austin City Limits with the Venice and Zuma models from Fender’s current California Coast Series Ukuleles.
Grace VanderWaal has also partnered with merchandising company The Thread Shop and contemporary jewellery and accessories retailer Charming Charlie on her very own new capsule collection, which will be sold exclusively at over 380 stores nationwide and CharmingCharlie.com. Grace will also be holding CD signings at Charming Charlie in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Starting Friday, November 3rd at 10AM, fans can purchase Just the Beginning at a participating store to receive a wristband that gains access to one of the signings. For more information, please visit Grace’s official website.
The young star is set to embark on her sold-out U.S. headlining tour this fall. The ‘Just The Beginning Tour’ kicks off in Los Angeles on November 5 and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. including Chicago, Boston and New York City. See full list of tour dates below.
Listen to her debut album Just the Beginning below: