At 17 years old, Dominican American singer Leslie Grace became the youngest female to have a #1 hit on Latin music charts last year. Her bilingual bachata rendition of the 1960s classic, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” has nearly 4 million views on YouTube and left everyone asking, 'Who is Leslie Grace?'
Well, for starters, the New York-born, Fort Lauderdale-raised singer, who's now 18, started singing gospel at her local church and today sings in her high school choir. Inspired by an eclectic mix of artists, including India Arie, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and La India, Grace releases her debut album in March on the Top Stop Music label she shares with Prince Royce.
Grace, who is up for "Female Songs Artist of the Year" at Billboard's Latin Music Awards in April, shows her vocal range and ability to break out of the bachata box on her new R&B single "Day One."
“I am no different than a lot of Latinos my age," Grace said on her website. "I am of Dominican descent, and as such I sometimes listen to bachata, other times to pop, R&B and hip-hop, as well as other music genres, which leads me to believe that other Latinos my age like to listen to artists who can represent the mix that we all are.”
We can't wait to see her blow up with the release of her album. in the meantime, see for yourself what all the hype's about: