Later in 2011, at the age of 11, she gained wider popularity with her performances in the sixth season of the America's Got Talent competition. In 2013, she performed 43 shows at The Palazzo Theater in The Venetian Hotel and Resort for eight weeks. Her performances there brought her critical acclaim. Graceman has a substantial Internet presence.
Collectively, her YouTube views exceed 150 million views. Her America's Got Talent audition video alone has over 35 million views as of December 23, 2013. Anna Graceman was born in Juneau, Alaska, to a stay-at-home mother, who played classical music to her before she was born. At three months old, Anna Graceman's parents started displaying flashcards for her to read and gain word association.
This sparked the love of writing music. By the time she was 18 months old, she had memorized the lyrics of many classical and modern tunes. At the age of two, Graceman was not afraid of singing in front of crowds. When she was four, she could play the piano fluently.
At the age of 6 she wrote her first song, "So I Cried". Graceman states that her family was poor while growing up in Alaska. The mini-van that her mother drove didn't have a working radio or CD player in it, so her mother would sing to her while they were driving. Driving time meant singing time.
From the age of 6 to 14, Graceman had reportedly written and performed over sixty of her own songs and released an album in 2012. She writes both the lyrics and the melodies for all of her songs, and typically only sings and performs her own material. Nearly all of her known songs have been released by her on her YouTube and Soundcloud channels. Her Soundcloud channel appears the most complete, with rare and early versions available. In April 2013, the International Songwriting Competition announced that Graceman had been announced as one of their finalists.
The judges included such notable songwriters as Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Bernie Taupin and Mark Foster. Another Girl Records Anna Graceman records for her own independent label, Another Girl Records. The label has a world-wide distribution deal through INgrooves Fontana. Eponymous album and other releases September 25, 2012 (age 12) – Anna Graceman: Graceman's eponymous album was released and consisted of ten songs: "Showtime" (her first single, released two months earlier), "Crazy World", "You're a Mystery", "Change Is Coming", "Superstar", "Can We Figure It Out?", "The Only One", "That's Who I Am", "Whispers", and "Lexi's Lullaby". The album was produced primarily by Will Hollis (music director for The Eagles and Shania Twain).
The track "Superstar" was produced by Grammy-award-winning Darius Harrison aka Deezle. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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