Check our interview with gorgeous and talented singer and actress Grace Valerie.
We chat about her new single “See How We Run”, her huge success on single “When the Lights Go Down”, working with Randy Jackson and of course the feeling on being at #17 Billboard list charts.
Hi Grace, please tell us a little about you?
I am a singer, songwriter and actress born in Moscow, Russia. I was discovered by Randy Jackson and moving to LA was the best decision of my life.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Smart, kind and generous
Name one your strengths?
What is your musical background?
I have been singing since I was a kid. In Moscow, I had the opportunity to study in one of the best music colleges of the country.
Do you have any music influence?
Beyoncé is my biggest inspiration. lol
What is your next goal as a musician?
More music of course! I would love to keep writing and collaborating with great singers and musicians.
Grace Valerie - See How We Run
Tell us about your hit single “See How We Run”?
“See How We Run” is a special and personal song to me. I wrote it together with the amazing “Brandon Paddock “and had Klaypex produce the track.
Where the name came from?
Mmmm… it just happened. We were writing and jamming to the beat and “See How We Run” was born. It’s like a nowadays Bonnie and Clyde story. You can see that in the music video we created for it.
Define your album in 3 words?
Honest. Fun. Upbeat.
Did you write any of the songs in this album?
Yes, I wrote the majority of my songs.
Now tell us about the huge success of your single “When the Lights Go Down”?
It was surreal to work on the song with Randy. He is amazing and when we released the track and then the video, we received such a great response! It meant a lot to have my first American single highly acknowledged.
What was the feeling to reach the #17 on Billboard list?
It was one of the best moments of my life! I was very proud of the song. And being on the Billboard Charts meant so much to me.
How was working with Randy Jackson?
Super fun. And he taught me so much!
3 things you can’t leave your house without?
Cell phone. Wallet. Lipstick 😉
Name one beauty product you can’t live without?
Kate Somerville Dilo oil. I am Obsessed.com lol
What do you like to do when have some free time?
I am always down for good food 🙂 I love to read, watch TV shows and movies, spend time with my loved ones and I LOVE to travel.
How’s a normal day in your life?
Wake up, work out. Talk to my family who is across the world on Skype. And then.. work: acting class, studio, writing session, vocal lesson, dance, shooting or meetings. I try to work on my skills a lot.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love seafood 🙂 and Arugula salad.
And your favorite cheat food?
Sushi, a good burger, cheese sticks.
What music do you like?
Dance. Pop. Hip hop. Rnb. Country. Pretty much ALL.
Any loves, other than music?
I love acting. I love shopping and everything that has to do with beauty, make up and hair 🙂
Any exiting news you want to share with us?
I have lots of exciting things planned for next year I can’t wait to share. Mid-January I will be filming in a movie and the coolest part is that it’s gonna be my first Lead role! 🙂 I am also working on my first book.
Do you support any charity?
I love to help and I recently discovered this cool app “Mercify”. It’s a new age charity dedicated social media platform where people can create different auctions, bid money and donate to different charities. I had a pleasure working with the charity “F Cancer”.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Church followed by brunch by the ocean with people I love.
What do you like to watch on TV?
TV shows like “How to Get Away With Murder”, “Power”, “Notorious”, “Gilmore Girls” and so many more.
Best advice ever given?
Follow your dreams and never compare yourself to anyone.
How important is Social Media for you?
It’s a way to communicate with my fans. I love to post and discuss different topics. But I easily block the negativity.
Where we can follow you?
Favorite Quote: Happiness lies within your attitude, not within what you have.
Movie: Love Actually
Sport Team: none 🙁
Song: Beyoncé – Halo
Restaurant: STK Steakhouse
Travel Destination: Dubai