Leslie Grace

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Leslie Grace
Birth name Leslie Grace Martínez
Born (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 23)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Origin Davie, Florida
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts Sergio George
Website lesliegrace.net

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

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, where she participated in musicals, talent shows, and choral performances.[2] Singing and dancing from a young age, Grace entertained them along with her five older siblings since she was two. She speaks English and Spanish.[citation needed]

She recorded and released an independent Christian music album in partnership with CD Baby while in middle school. Her 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, making her the youngest female artist to do so.[3] 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.[4]

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.[citation needed]

On April 12, 2018, her collaboration with Super Junior "Lo Siento" was released on S.M. Entertainment's YouTube channel. It has been well received by the public.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Lloviendo Estrellas (2015)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Latin

[6]
US
Latin
Airplay

[7]
US
Latin
Pop

[8]
US
Trop.

[9]
ARG
[10]
CHI
[11]
ECU
[12]
ES
[13]
SPA
[14]
VEN
[15]
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" 2012 3 1 3 1 Leslie Grace and Lloviendo Estrellas
"Day 1" 21 23 12 1
"Be My Baby" 2013 8 2 6 6
"Odio No Odiarte" 2014 9
"Nadie Como Tú" 11 Lloviendo Estrellas
"Cómo Duele el Silencio" 2015 29 1
"Aire"
(featuring Maluma)
2016 25 10 Non-album singles
"Nada de Amor"
"Díganle"
(with Becky G or CNCO)
2017 36 35 34 69 39 TBA
"Dulce"
(with Wisin)
"Duro y Suave"
(with Noriel)
2018 49 36 28 31 2 8 12 7
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Latin

[6]
US
Latin
Airplay

[7]
US
Latin
Pop

[8]
ARG
[10]
COL
[18]
SPA
[14]
"Si Una Vez (If I Once)"
(Play-N-Skillz featuring Frankie J, Wisin and Leslie Grace)
2016 22 34 15 Non-album single
"Mi Mala (Remix)"
(Mau y Ricky and Karol G featuring Lali, Becky G and Leslie Grace)
2018 38 33 21 10 68 57 TBA
"Lo Siento"
(Super Junior featuring Leslie Grace and Play-N-Skillz)
play
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

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

Billboard Latin Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Leslie Grace Songs Artist of the Year Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace Artist of the Year Debut Nominated
2014 Leslie Grace 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

Nickelodeon Mexico Kids' Choice Awards[edit]

Bout Year Recipient Award Result Ref.
9th 2018 "Lo Siento" – Super Junior feat. (Leslie Grace & Play-N-Skillz) Best Collaboration Won [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CD Baby – Leslie Grace". CDBaby.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. ^ "A Grammy for Leslie Grace?". "Sun-Sentinel". Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  3. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (16 October 2012). "Leslie Grace Youngest Woman To Top Latin Airplay Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
  4. ^ "Leslie Grace – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ "Music – Leslie Grace". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  6. ^ a b Peak positions in the Hot Latin Songs:
  7. ^ a b Peak positions on in the Latin Airplay chart:
  8. ^ a b Peak positions on the Latin Pop Songs chart:
  9. ^ "Leslie Grace Chart History (Tropical Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Peak positions in Argentina:
  11. ^ "Top 20 Chile – Del 30 de Julio al 5 de Agosto, 2018" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Peak positions in Ecuador:
  13. ^ "Top 20 El Salvador – Del 28 de Mayo al 3 de Junio, 2018" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Peak positions in Spain:
  15. ^ "Top 100 Venezuela – Semana 36 del 2018 – Del 24/08/2018 al 30/08/2018" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on September 14, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum: Leslie Grace". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Leslie Grace & Noriel – Duro y Suave". elportaldemusica.es (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Colombia – Semana 13 del 2018 – Del 23/03/2018 al 30/03/2018" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  19. ^ "Mau y Ricky on Instagram". Instagram. March 21, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  20. ^ "Mau y Ricky | Encuentros digitales". El Mundo (in Spanish). October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Mau y Ricky". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  22. ^ "Tú los votaste, ¡estos fueron los ganadores de los KCA México 2018!". Trendy By Nick (in Spanish). August 18, 2018. Archived from the original on August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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