Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is a Dutch-American singer, songwriter, and ukuleleist from Suffern, New York. She was born near Kansas City, Kansas, to Tina and David VanderWaal, who lived in Lenexa at the time. Her father is of Dutch descent. In September 2016, at age 12, she won the eleventh season of NBC's America's Got Talent singing her original songs. In December 2016, VanderWaal released her first EP, Perfectly Imperfect, on the Columbia Records label.