Leslie Grace

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Leslie Grace
Birth name Leslie Grace Martínez
Born (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 22)
The Bronx, New York, US
Origin Davie, Florida
Genres Latin pop, bachata, R&B, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels

CD Baby, Top Stop (2012–2015),

Sony Music Latin (2015–Present)
Website www.lesliegrace.com

Leslie Grace Martínez (born January 7, 1995), known professionally as Leslie Grace, is an American Dominican singer.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Leslie Grace was born to Dominican parents on January 7, 1995 in The Bronx, a borough of New York City. Her mother runs a hair salon in South Florida. She was raised in Davie, Florida and attended Indian Ridge Middle School and Western High School, participating in musicals, talent shows, and choral performances during her tenure at the schools.[3] Singing and dancing from a young age, Grace was entertaining them along with her five older siblings since she was two. She speaks fluent English and Spanish. She recorded and released an independent christian music album in partnership with CD Baby while in middle school. Grace's mainstream debut came with Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, a bilingual cover of the 1961 Shirelles hit. Her bachata-tinged rendition peaked at number one on both the Billboard Tropical Songs chart and Billboard Latin Airplay charts, becoming the youngest female artist to do so.[4] Her self-titled second studio album, Leslie Grace (2013) reached number four on the Billboard Latin Albums chart, and number three on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart.[5]

As of June 2015, Grace is the face of Colgate toothpaste and has signed a distribution deal with Sony Music Latin and a worldwide contract with Sony-ATV.

Discography[edit]

Studio[edit]

EP's[edit]

  • Lloviendo Estrellas (2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow" (2012)
  • "Day One" (2012)
  • "Be My Baby" (2013)
  • "Odio No Odiarte" (2014)
  • "Nadie Como Tu" (2014)
  • "Cómo Duele el Silencio" (2015)
  • "Aire (featuring Maluma)" (2016)
  • " Nada de Amor " (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Leslie Grace (herself) Tropical Female Artist Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace (herself) Tropical Album Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace (herself) Tropical Female Artist Nominated
2015 Leslie Grace (herself) Tropical Female Artist Nominated
2016 Leslie Grace (herself) Tropical Female Artist Won

Billboard Latin Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Leslie Grace (herself) Songs Artist Of The Year Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace (herself) Artist Of The Year Debut Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace (herself) Female Artist Of The Year Nominated

Latin Grammys[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Leslie Grace Best Contemporary Tropical Album Nominated
2015 Lloviendo Estrellas Best Contemporary Tropical Album Nominated
2015 "Como Duele el Silencio" Best Tropical Song Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CD Baby – Leslie Grace". CDBaby.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ "BIO – Leslie Grace". Topstopmusic.com. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "A Grammy for Leslie Grace?". "Sun-Sentinel". Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  4. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (16 October 2012). "Leslie Grace Youngest Woman To Top Latin Airplay Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Leslie Grace – Awards – Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Music – Leslie Grace". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 

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