Grace Valerie, age 24, was originally discovered in 2010 by Grammy-winning producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson. In 2011, she and Jackson collaborated and released her first single “When the Lights Go Down” which quickly reached #17 on the Billboard Dance Radio Airplay Chart, #25 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart Top 25, #7 on the IDJPOOL Dance Singles Chart, #8 on the UK Upfront Club Chart, and #7 on the UK Pop Chart. The single’s music video rapidly gained over 1.5 million views on YouTube and becoming a #1 “Most Popular” MTV Video.
Her response and follow-up single released in 2012, “Don’t Wanna Be Waiting,” also produced and co-written with Randy Jackson, raced to the #1 Position on KingOfSpin.com within just two days of its release as well as #2 on SiriusXM’s “20 on 20” channel, #2 on the UK Music Week Commercial POP Club Chart, #6 on the UK Music Week Upfront Club Chart, and #22 on BDS Dance Radio Airplay TOP 25. The single’s music video was directed by Hollywood auteur, Taj Stansberry, who has produced music videos for such artists including Rihanna, Usher and Jennifer Lopez.
In 2014, Grace released her third single “Not For Love” which was recorded by Grammy, CMA, and People’s Choice Award-winning music producer, Busbee, in Los Angeles and filmed the single’s music video in Nashville. She rounded the year off with the release of her debut Christmas EP “This Christmas” containing three previously unreleased tracks including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on which she is accompanied by Emmy Award Winning violinist, Damien Escobar.
This year Grace has already successfully released a four-track remix package of her most recent single “Not For Love” which only heightening the growing anticipation for her newest single “Magic” to be released in May 2015.