Born in Australia, Grant Perez, known professionally as Grentperez, is an acclaimed singer and songwriter whose music has made a significant impact on the Australian music industry. Grentperez started his music career in September 2021 with the release of his debut single ‘Cherry Wine.’ The song became a hit and was ARIA certified gold in 2023, marking a promising start to his career.
In 2022, Grentperez’s musical creativity continued to flourish. He released two Extended Plays (EPs), ‘Conversations with the Moon’ and ‘Trail Mix Tape EP.’ These releases demonstrated his lyrical prowess and unique sound, earning him a dedicated fan base. In the same year, Grentperez also released a Christmas single, ‘When Christmas Comes Again,’ adding a festive touch to his discography.
By June 2023, Grentperez had released his fourth EP, ‘When We Were Younger.’ This seven-track song cycle about nostalgia showcased his ability to evoke emotion through his music. In September 2023, Grentperez collaborated with Lime Cordiale on the single ‘Op Shop Lover,’ further diversifying his musical portfolio.
Grentperez’s talent did not go unnoticed. From September to October 2023, he was chosen as the opening act for Rex Orange County on the Australia/New Zealand Tour. His performance on the tour solidified his reputation as a powerful live performer. In November 2023, Grentperez released another Christmas single, ‘Christmas Starts Tonight,’ continuing his tradition of festive releases.
Grentperez’s success is not only reflected in his music releases but also in his recognition in the Australian music industry. In 2023, he was nominated for the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award at the ARIA Music Awards for his EP ‘When We Were Younger.’ The ARIA Music Awards is an annual award ceremony that celebrates the Australian music industry, and being nominated was a testament to Grentperez’s impact on the scene.
In addition to his ARIA nomination, Grentperez was also recognised by the J Awards, an annual Australian music awards hosted by Triple J. In 2022, he was nominated for the Unearthed Artist of the Year, a prestigious award that recognises emerging talent in the Australian music scene.
Overall, Grentperez’s career, while still in its early stages, has already shown signs of significant success. His music, which ranges from nostalgic tunes to festive singles, has resonated with listeners across Australia and beyond. His talent and dedication to his craft promise a bright future in the music industry.