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Meet Grace VanderWaal, The Youngest 30 Under 30 Music List Member Ever

(Source: forbes.com)

After winning America’s Got Talent in 2016, Grace VanderWaal released the year’s top-selling EP, Perfectly Imperfect. She has since accumulated more than 675 million streams worldwide and gained some 8 million social followers. The singer-songwriter toured with Imagine Dragons this past summer and is releasing her own line of Fender ukuleles this fall.

Now, at age 14, her inclusion in the 30 Under 30 Class of 2019 makes VanderWaal the youngest person ever to land on the Music list. She answered several questions that we asked several of her peers (including Camila Cabello), below.

What was your first job?

Singing (and cleaning my room).

How many hours per week do you work?

50.

App you can’t live without?

Instagram.

Do you consider being under 30 an advantage in your chosen career?

Yes, because when you are young, no one can convince you that the impossible cannot happen.

Worst advice you have ever received?

Accept every opportunity even if it’s not what you want; otherwise you’ll seem ungrateful.

What is the biggest myth about Millennials?

I’m Gen Z, not Millennial, but here’s what I’d say about Gen Z—all Gen Z’ers are going to take matters into their own hands…not true…we still need help to make change happen.

What is your greatest achievement?

Bringing music to a school district where the music program has been cut, I launched my Little Miracles foundation with the winnings from AGT at a local school and am planning to take it nationally this year.

What piece of advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

“Find your happiness that only you will know.”

When did you decide what you wanted for a career?

Still deciding.

For more on the business of music, check out my books Empire State of Mind and 3 Kings, and follow me on Twitter.

More Info: forbes.com

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