Grace Sewell Biography
Grace is from Brisbane, Australia and attended All Hallows' School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Sunnybank. She grew up listening to musical artists such as Smokey Robinson, Janis Joplin, Shirley Bassey, and Amy Winehouse. Grace comes from a family of musicians. Her grandparents toured with the Bee Gees and the Gibb Brothers. Her brother Conrad Sewell is also a singer/songwriter, best known for featuring on Kygo's song "Firestone" and for his solo hit "Start Again". When Start Again hit number one on the ARIA Charts in June 2015, Conrad and Grace became the first Australian born siblings in the history of the charts to hit number one as separate acts.
She performed for Dropout Live UK, singing a cover of "Do It like a Dude" by Jessie J. Grace signed with Regime Music Societe/RCA Records in 2015 and began recording in Atlanta with Puff Daddy and Quincy Jones.
Grace released the single "You Don't Own Me" in early 2015, her first single with RCA Records. The song is a remake of the 1963 Lesley Gore classic, originally produced by Quincy Jones. Grace recorded the song with G-Eazy, with Quincy Jones returning to co-produce the track. The song became a top 10 viral track on Spotify in April 2015, and debuted at number 14 on the ARIA Singles Chart in May 2015, later peaking at number 1. It is part of her debut album scheduled for release in spring 2015. She co-wrote a track for the album with Fraser T Smith which features additional writing and production contributions from Parker Ighile, Diane Warren, and Quincy Jones.