Fresh off a powerful run and Top 40 placement on ABC’s American Idol, 22-year-old Althea Grace and her story touched the hearts of millions. Before her daughter was born, Althea’s first love was music and she describes herself as, “Pop, but not modern-pop, more like The Faces or The Beatles type of pop."
Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has made a huge impact on your artistry.
I remember the first time I saw my daughter’s face in the audience at one of my shows. It was my happiest day as an artist knowing that I got to share this love for music with her. Being an artist is beautiful, but sharing that with my daughter is the greatest joy I’ve ever experienced! How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?
I choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist by prioritizing my mental and physical health before all else, because if I’m not at 100%, my art will not be at 100%. Who did you learn from to instill those values?
I learned from all of my incredible friends and family how to instill these values. The people who love me have always encouraged me to take care of me first, in order to give my best to everyone else. Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?
It took a lot of hard work to learn to put my well-being first. I had been so used to the “starving artist” lifestyle for so long that I thought that was the only way! I didn’t realize how much my art benefited from taking care of myself. Was there a turning point of how you decided to put yourself first?
When I had my daughter, I had a huge wake-up call as to my lifestyle. I realized I needed to be my best self to take care of her, which in turn taught me to be my best self for ME. How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?
I promote a healthy lifestyle by prioritizing sleep, eating healthy and my spiritual practices. I try to maintain mindfulness while venturing into anything. In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?
I am always connecting with fans on social media. It can be hard to keep up, but I try to always get back to my DMs, especially when people are asking for advice about life or becoming an artist! Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?
My best friend and musical partner Taylor always checks in on me when I need it most. We try to make sure we are always checking in each other and that everyone’s healthy and happy with life in general. Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how it's changed your life now?
My biggest habit I had to change was never saying no. I always had such a habit of saying yes to everything. Now I only say yes to things that serve me and make me feel good. Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?
The book “untethered soul” is the book I’ve read a million times because it always gives me the motivation and reminders I need to live my best life. What is the mantra of 2022?!
The mantra of 2022 is “Do only what makes you feel good” Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!
I am currently working on a new single (fully recorded and produced by myself) and a music video to follow! I am really excited about this one as it’s my first fully self-made record.
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