Leslie Grace

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Leslie Grace
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Grace in December 2018
Background information
Birth nameLeslie Grace Martínez
Born (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 24)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OriginDavie, Florida
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated actsSergio George
Websitelesliegrace.net

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

Life and career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[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.[6]

On April 12, 2018, her collaboration with Super Junior "Lo Siento" was released on S.M. Entertainment's YouTube channel.[7]

On April 11, 2019, it was announced that Grace would be starring as Nina Rosario in the 2020 film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended Plays[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

[10]
US
Latin
Airplay

[11]
US
Latin
Pop

[12]
US
Trop.

[13]
ARG
[14]
CHI
[15]
ECU
[16]
ES
[17]
SPA
[18]
VEN
[19]
"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 30 34 53 39 TBA
"Dulce"
(with Wisin)
"Duro y Suave"
(with Noriel)
2018 49 36 28 31 2 8 12 7
"Fuego"
(with MYA)
90 Non-album single
"De Lunes a Jueves"
(with Farina)
TBA
"Still New York"
(with MAX and Joey Badass)
"—" 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

[10]
US
Latin
Airplay

[11]
US
Latin
Pop

[12]
ARG
[14]
COL
[22]
SPA
[18]
"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 Para Aventuras y Curiosidades
"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 [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CD Baby – Leslie Grace". CDBaby.com. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "A Grammy for Leslie Grace?". "Sun-Sentinel". Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ "A Leslie Grace le encanta la vida en Spanglish". Univision Latin Grammy. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ Ramirez, Rauly (16 October 2012). "Leslie Grace Youngest Woman To Top Latin Airplay Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Leslie Grace – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Latin GRAMMY® Nominee and YouTube Star Join Colgate® Optic White® at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® in Las Vegas to Bring Sonrisas to Music Fans Nationwide". Cision. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ Zavala, Cristina (17 October 2018). "LESLIE GRACE: "GRABAR CON SUPER JUNIOR FUE UNA EXPERIENCIA MUY LOCA"". Los 40. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (11 April 2019). "Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon M. Chu Find Their Nina & Vanessa For 'In The Heights' Movie". Deadline. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Music – Leslie Grace". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  10. ^ a b Peak positions in the Hot Latin Songs:
  11. ^ a b Peak positions on in the Latin Airplay chart:
  12. ^ a b Peak positions on the Latin Pop Songs chart:
  13. ^ "Leslie Grace Chart History (Tropical Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ a b Peak positions in Argentina:
  15. ^ "Top 20 Chile – Del 30 de Julio al 5 de Agosto, 2018" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  16. ^ Peak positions in Ecuador:
  17. ^ "Top 20 El Salvador – Del 28 de Mayo al 3 de Junio, 2018" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  18. ^ a b Peak positions in Spain:
  19. ^ "Top 100 Venezuela – Semana 36 del 2018 – Del 24/08/2018 al 30/08/2018" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on 14 September 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  20. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum: Leslie Grace". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Leslie Grace & Noriel – Duro y Suave". elportaldemusica.es (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Colombia – Semana 13 del 2018 – Del 23/03/2018 al 30/03/2018" (in Spanish). National-Report. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  23. ^ Solís, Erik (23 March 2019). "Mau y Ricky llevaron la fiesta hasta el Pepsi Center". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Mau y Ricky on Instagram". Instagram. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Mau y Ricky on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  26. ^ "Mau y Ricky | Encuentros digitales". El Mundo (in Spanish). 8 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Mau y Ricky". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Tú los votaste, ¡estos fueron los ganadores de los KCA México 2018!". Trendy By Nick (in Spanish). 18 August 2018. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.

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