Demi Grace (born Grace Abidemi Ayorinde) is a singer, songwriter, model, actor, producer and creative director. The youngest of three girls, Demi was born to Nigerian parents in London, England and moved to the United States at the age of six. Having worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, Demi Grace continues to champion the melody of today's adoptive citizen.
During the early years living in San Jose, California, Demi Grace developed her love for music. In elementary, middle, and high school Grace was heavily involved in church choirs and multiple school music programs. She directed choirs and performed weekly in a local soul food cafe until graduation, after which, she moved on to local venues and small house shows in LA, ATL and NYC. While attending California State University, Northridge, she signed with Bobbi Ball Talent Agency to begin her modeling career, networked with local songwriters and recorded music under the mentorship of then Disney Music executive, Alyssa Talovic. After college graduation she released her first single "Want You" independently and her music journey officially began.
Since then, Demi Grace has been in performance lineups with global artists such as Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars, Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Burna Boy and more. During her first 7-city international promotional tour, Hot 97's Ebro Darden featured "Why Would You Lie" on his Beats1 Radio show Discovered on Apple Music. Post tour, Demi Grace signed with Universal Music Group. Demi Grace has also performed at the 25th Anniversary of Essence Music Festival, SXSW virtual, Notting Hill Carnival, world renown venues such as the House of Blues, Lincoln Center and Webster Hall. Out of 1500 showcasing artists, Grace was named in the top ten performers by VIBE Magazine at 2023's SXSW.
Demi Grace worked with Beyonce at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Solange at Red Bull Music Festival, Akon, Taio Cruz and Flo-Rida in music videos, and Amber Rose in a Smirnoff commercial. As a model, Demi Grace has shot several global ad campaigns for major brands such as L'Oreal, Essie, Pantene, Grey Goose and was a panelist at Beauty Carnival. Demi Grace made history as the first model with locs in a global ad campaign for Pantene Gold Series featuring industry peers Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe, St. Beauty of Wondaland and model Ebonee Davis. Grace also lended her jazzy vocals to a Dark & Lovely’s Fade Resist commercial in 2016. Demi Gace's music has been featured on BET, MTV, TRACE and more. Her debut album earned placements for her single “We Are Not Alone” in MTV’s The Real World Television Series and "Want You" in the 2015 drama Phantom Halo.
Demi Grace has been on the cover of Rolling Out Magazine and featured in The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, The Guardian Nigeria, The Native Magazine, Okay Africa and many more critically acclaimed publications.
With an affinity for originality, innovation and positive messaging in her music, Demi Grace continues to carve out her position as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.