The "America's Got Talent" winner will be honored as our Rising Star at Billboard Women in Music on Thursday.
Grace VanderWaal's 2017 couldn't be any brighter. Since her America's Got Talent win last year, the 13-year-old singer released her debut album, Just the Beginning; launched a headlining tour; and was listed as one of Billboard's 21 Under 21 ones to watch.
VanderWaal is capping off her incredible year as Billboard's Rising Star at the 2017 Women in Music event.
Ahead of the event, which will be streaming live Thursday via Twitter starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, VanderWaal spoke with Billboard about the importance of diversity and individuality in music.