Anna Clendening is a singer and guitarist who has made a name for herself the first time she took to the stage to audition for America’s Got Talent 2014. Even as it was not easy for her to get to the stage to sing, she was able to make it through as one of the best singers of the audition. From then on, she has continued with her music and has been able to get for herself a good social media followership thus far. Here is all to know about her.
Biography (Wiki) Of Anna Clendening
The pop singer was born on March 12, 1993, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was there that she was raised by her parents alongside a half-sister and two brothers.
Her life took a serious turn when at 14, she was discovered to have depression and severe anxiety which kept triggering panic attacks, keeping her away from doing normal things or even leaving home. It was during these battles that she found a way out of her struggles through music.
Although most people get to know her story from her America’s Got Talent Audition, her story began long before then. She started making a name for herself on Vine where she was able to get over 2 million followers. On the platform, she shared her music which many people got to like.
Her massive presence on Vine as well as the talent she showed in the songs she uploads got her an invitation to the talent hunt show. During the auditions, the singer and guitarist was too shy to get on stage, that Nick Cannon had to lead her there. Soon after she began singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, she lost her fears and gained the admiration of both the crowd and the judges, earning her all the “yes” she needed to scale through.
Unfortunately for Anna Clendening, she didn’t get to make it beyond the quarterfinals of the show. Nonetheless, she had already set a good landing ground for herself and her music that she didn’t have to struggle so hard to get her music accepted afterward.
She has therefore gone on to release songs that have not only exposed her talent more than ever but also garnered fans all around for her. Among the works she released was Who You Are (2014), which she released with Kurt Hugo Schneider. That was followed by album 2 (two) which she worked with Tyler Ward on. She released To My Parents in 2016 and U n Me in 2018. Before then, there was Boys Like You (2017).
At the time when she was struggling with depression and anxiety disorder, what Anna had apart from her music was her family. In fact, her parents, Michael S. Clendening Sr. and her mom went with her to America’s Got Talent audition. As stated, she also has siblings which include Carrie Clendening.
Although it is in Los Angeles that she lives, her family is in North Carolina and she often moves there, most especially when she has a panic attack.
Other Details To Know About The Singer
Clendening has been in a number of relationships in the past. The first person she dated was James Francis who was also a vlogger and singer just like her, as well as a comedian and gamer. The relationship which became very popular on social media began in 2014 and by 2015, it was already over with both of them walking their different paths after a messy breakup.
Following the end of the relationship, she began dating Shawn Moore. Even though not too much is known about him, Moore also suffers from almost the same problems as Anna as he reveals that he is also suffering from some mental health issues. Both of them have not failed to share their pictures on social media and express their love for each other.
- Birth Sign
Her birth sign is Pisces being born on the 12th of March.
- YouTube Channel
Anna Clendening founded her YouTube channel in 2008 and by 2018, she had already had over 66 million views from the over 600 thousand subscribers she has. The first video she posted on the channel was in 2012 and it was a cover for Wagon Wheel.
Apart from that, the pop singer also has massive followership on other social media sites with more than five hundred thousand followers on Instagram and over a hundred thousand followers on Twitter.