How one Song Changed her Life…
Glennis Grace (born in Amsterdam, June 19th 1978) has been one of Holland’s best singers for years. Her carreer started early in life, when she shared a stage with none other than Julio Iglesias, as an 11-year-old. From that moment on it was clear: Glennis Grace is here to stay!
Glennis gained recognition back in 1994, when she sang Whitney Houston’s ‘One Moment in Time’ in the Soundmixshow. The entire Dutch audience was won over by the 16-year-old when she won the talent show.
Eurovison and Singing in Dutch
In 2005, Glennis competed in the Euriovision Song Contest in Kiev, Russia. She represented the Netherlands with the powerful ballad ‘My Impossible Dream’. After Eurovision, Glennis went on to release a few more English singles, but soon it became clear that singing in Dutch had her heart too. In 2008 Glennis touched souls all over the country when she sang ‘Als je slaapt’ during a broadcast of Carlo & Irene. The song, which she wrote for her son Anthony became a huge hit.
A New Look and Solidifying Fame
In 2010 her signature curls made way for straight hair. With this fresh new look also came a new musical direction, with the Dutch single ‘Als je mij weer aankijkt’ as a result. In 2011, Glennis’ career was lifted even higher when she was a contestant on the tv show ‘De beste zangers van Nederland’ (The Best Singers in the Netherlands, red.). With her rendition of Volumia’s ‘Afscheid’ she permanently won over the Dutch public, and scored a number 1 song within a week. For many weeks on end, the single was the best sold single in the Netherlands, reaching Gold in May 2011 and an Edison nomination for ‘Best Single’.
One Night Only
To celebrate her success, Glennis gave an exclusive concert in Club Dauphine in Amsterdam. On this ‘One Night Only’, Glennis sang her favorite songs, accompanied by her band. The recording of that night was released on CD and DVD soon after and became a huge hit. Glennis was awarded her first Platinum Record.