Grace VanderWaal
“I am not like everyone else. I don't pretend to be. I don't want to be. I am me.”

—Grace VanderWaal


She’s Climbing the Charts and Inspiring Fans With Her Message To Be Yourself!

Hailed by Rolling Stone as a “pop prodigy,” VanderWaal, 13, skyrocketed to fame after winning the 11th season of NBC’s top-rated America’s Got Talent and releasing the best-selling EP Perfectly Imperfect and debut album Just the Beginning.

The ukulele-wielding performer is on track to become one of Generation Z’s brightest stars, writing and singing songs about her own life experiences and prides herself on living a normal life. Recently named Billboard Women in Music’s 2017 Rising Star, she is also one of Billboard’s 21 Stars Under 21 for the second time and recognized in Variety’s Youth Impact Report, VanderWaal also is a YouTube and social media influencer who is on a mission to use her incredible voice to empower young girls. She joined the Pass It On campaign to spread the importance of believing in yourself.

Confidence. Pass It On!

This billboard about Confidence features Grace VanderWaal.

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Olivia.oboyle from school. MARCH 31, 2022
ya you always need some confidence to do things and play a football game

Karen Leilani Paty from Hawaii MARCH 28, 2021
Excellent. Can't wait to use this in my classroom at the Wahiawa Middle School. Mahalo

Lou from Greenville NC FEBRUARY 10, 2021
i don't want to be like everyone else. everyone else id different. and i'm proud to be different. i'm proud to be me.

Juanita from Savannah  SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
Great message for young adults everywhere! Keep it up!

Nadia from North Carolina SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
She is amazing i love her confidence.

junior from home AUGUST 21, 2020
i like the way she inspire her fans

kiomi from 1078 C street JULY 24, 2020
I like this because she is looking nice.

Jenna Heart APRIL 29, 2020
you have a wonderful voice

Jenna Herritt from Kent state APRIL 14, 2020
I'm impressed with this tribute.

Lincoln Esguerra OCTOBER 19, 2019
You can be what you want.

Shira from Boston, MA JULY 29, 2019
This is beautiful. What an inspiration. Is it possible to order this as a poster?

Anonymous MAY 10, 2019
I looove Grace Vanderwaal

Anonymous MAY 1, 2019
Grace is grace, original grace, original song. She is not cover other people song, She is not cover other people voice. I love you grace, the first grace vanderwaal

Survivor from Erie, PA APRIL 12, 2019
The last six months has been tough for me. I was dealing with some issues that made me want to kill myself. Every day, when I go to work and go home from work, I pass this billboard. Every time I see the billboard, it reminds me that it's ok to be me. I know who I am. I am smart, beautiful and kind. People loves me for who I am. If there's anyone who doesn't like it, it's on them, that's not my problem. Thank you for the billboard. It has given me the strength and brought back my confidence!

Anonymous JANUARY 25, 2019
i play the ukelele and she is my insparation!

Lily from Gulf Breeze Flordia NOVEMBER 21, 2018
Your Billboard is in Pensacola Florida I see about once to twice a week and it really inspires me!!!!!!!

Anonymous SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
I pass one of these billboards all the time and it makes me smile each time. :)

Anonymous SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
I love grace. Shes a great singer and she is a great infulence to me and other girls out there. She also says never give up your dreams

Anonymous SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
I love grace. Shes a great inulence and to never give up your dreams.

Miguel O. from Nebraska JUNE 13, 2018
Grace influenced me to learn how to play the Ukelele. Now I feel more confident then ever, I even started my own music page on Instagram musicbymiguel. Anyways, she is my number one inspiration when it comes to music. “I am not like everyone else. I don't pretend to be. I don't want to be. I am me.” -Grace VanderWaal

Anonymous MARCH 13, 2018
I love to sing and. I'm good but I've never had the confidence to do it now I do thanks to Grace!

Anonymous FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Be you and stay you

Seena Baez from Georgia FEBRUARY 1, 2018
This is an assignment for my class but I wanted to share what I typed and hope that Grace reads it, it's important to me: Grace VanderWaal has been a very inspirational character to me since I have seen her on America’s Got Talent in 2016. She has always valued confidence and to always be herself no matter the stereotypes and preferences of others which is what made her reach a high standard of living even for her age. Just like her, I have always valued confidence, but unlike her I never had confidence. Ever since I was younger, I always struggled with my lack of confidence. Everyone I knew would push me around and abuse my confidence when I was younger and because of that, I lacked a lot in everything that I did and still to this day I lack because of my low confidence and low self-esteem, but because of Grace I have found the inspiration to push myself and try to regain confidence and to actually believe in the positive aspects that everyone tells me about myself. Now because of Grace VanderWaal I can actually believe in myself. I value confidence just like Grace because confidence is the key to a successful life.

Anonymous JANUARY 25, 2018
Grace I wish that I could be you. I am writing a paper about you. thank you grace.

Anonymous JANUARY 17, 2018
Confidence is within everyone, even myself. Be who you are.Believe in yourself.

Anonymous JANUARY 11, 2018
I love your story

Anna from Los Angeles, California DECEMBER 18, 2017
Grace is by far the best singer of this generation. To think she's my age! I love you Grace and I listen to your songs all the time! Including, Clay, Moonlight, Gossip Girl, and I Don't Know My Name! Stay bright girl, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Maureen from Pittsburgh, PA DECEMBER 13, 2017
This is hanging on the back of my computer monitor at work so that every person who enters my office can see it. I also made this my FB cover photo. You inspire me every single day.

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