Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal has announced her debut album Just the Beginning will release on November 3. The 12-track album features her infectious single “Moonlight,” which has over 15 million combined video views and 18 million combined worldwide streams, along with the beat-driven track “Sick of Being Told” and the just-released song “So Much More Than This.” Just the Beginning is the follow up to Grace’s debut EP Perfectly Imperfect, which was the best-selling EP of 2016. The album is available for pre-order today, on the one-year anniversary of her winning America’s Got Talent. Check out her new album trailer for a look into her amazing year, and see the album’s full track list below. In addition to writing all the songs on the album, Grace also worked with multiple award winning producers and writers Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello), Kinetics & One Love (Hailee Steinfeld), Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele), Gregg Wattenberg (Train, Phillips Phillips) and Sean Douglas (The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato).

“So many people have worked so hard on this, and I’m beyond excited for everyone to hear it,” Grace says. “I’m so grateful for all my supportive fans. They motivated me so much through this album. I really hope you all like it, and hopefully it’s just the beginning.”

The young star, who recently won the Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Next Big Thing, 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.

Following impressive performances of “Moonlight” on America’s Got Talent and Live with Kelly and Ryan this past month, Grace is set to take the stage on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for another incredible performance of the single on Monday, September 18. “Moonlight” has received critical praise from Billboard, who called it the “perfect summer song,” and The New York Times, who noted that Grace is a “pop natural” and the single “sounds like steroidal bluegrass-inflected space-pop,” among others.

When Grace captured the hearts of America and was crowned the champion of America’s Got Talent Season 11 last year, she wished to use her winnings to get her dream treehouse. Grace’s dream will come true tonight on her episode of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters at 9/8c. She’ll receive not one, but two amazing treehouses, each with its own unique style. The first treehouse is a boho chic clubhouse, complete with a loft and kitchenette, while across the way in another set of trees is a window-walled art studio.

The talented teen has announced her signing to IMG Models Worldwide. IMG will represent Grace for modeling.

Just the Beginning Track List:

  1. Moonlight

  2. Sick of Being Told

  3. Burned

  4. Just A Crush

  5. So Much More than This

  6. Escape My Mind

  7. Talk Good

  8. Florets

  9. Insane Sometimes

  10. A Better Life

  11. City Song

  12. Darkness Keeps Chasing Me

Just the Beginning Tour Dates:


Los Angeles, CA

Troubadour (SOLD OUT)


New York, NY

Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)


Chicago, IL

Park West (SOLD OUT)


Boston, MA

The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)


Washington, D.C.

9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)


Nashville, TN

Cannery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)


Atlanta, GA

Terminal West (SOLD OUT)


Houston, TX

Studio at Warehouse Live (SOLD OUT)


Dallas, TX

Trees (SOLD OUT)


Denver, CO

Bluebird Theater (SOLD OUT)


San Francisco, CA

Slim’s (SOLD OUT)


Portland, OR

Hawthorne Theatre (SOLD OUT)


Seattle, WA

Neumos (SOLD OUT)

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