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Bio

Confidence, Empowerment, and Empathy - keywords that encompass Victoria Canal’s mission to inspire people to embrace being their authentic selves.

With her playful and passionate spirit, soulful vocals and genuine songwriting style, 20-year-old Canal has easily cradled some of the biggest stages in the U.S. in her hand, including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Apollo, the Kennedy Center. As an independent artist, Canal has garnered millions of plays across streaming platforms on her debut EP Into The Pull and has this year alone opened for Emily King, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Ayres, Lawrence, and more.

What’s most impressive about Canal is that she’s not confined to gracing the stage. The industry also respects this young artist as a versatile songwriter, producer, diverse model, humanitarian, and speaker who has shaped her own fate - while remaining unsigned and un-managed. It was up to her own persistence (and her mother’s encouragement and help) that Victoria was able to find her way to being an artist full-time. To this day, she tours the world as an entirely independent artist.

Being born with one arm as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome has informed her life and music, too. By having daily challenges to overcome as a human being and musician, Canal holds on to her humanity and made it her mission to help people understand that everyone is born differently. You’re no less than anyone, regardless of how different you may feel. Everyone feels different, whether you can see what makes them so or not. To embrace those differences is to know your greatest strengths.

Realizing this has brought the world of Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging to her attention. Over the past year, Victoria has had the pleasure of promoting this cause in the corporate world, working both internally and commercially with companies including Toyota, Mastercard, TED, Powershift, Business Insider, and Angel City Sports. It’s a truly humbling experience to be introduced to the spirit so many corporations have to foster a safe and all-inclusive environment for their employees and customers. Victoria is excited to be a part of that progress and speak on behalf of differently-abled people, women, Latino/a’s, and youth.

Comfortable and real, she graces the stage as a poised, charming, and enjoyably awkward human being, unafraid of vulnerability and fiercely open to connecting with those around her. Often compared to Alicia Keys and Norah Jones, or called a female Allen Stone, Victoria Canal is just beginning - and will continue to spread light and messages of self-love as she figures out her journey like the rest of us.

Accolades
Presidential Scholar of the Arts Winner
YoungArts National Finalist
ASCAP Foundation Songwriter Award
Full scholarship to Berklee College of Music 5-Week
Eddie’s Attic Bi-Annual Shootout Winner
Virgin Radio Talent competition Winner
Varkey GEMS Foundation Songwriting competition Winner
Apollo Theater Amateur Night Winner
NYU Clive Davis Alumni


Humanitarian Work
Garden of Dreams Foundation
Thankful.org
Operation Smile
T-Oigo
SERV International
The Lucky Fin Project
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
Autism Speaks


Tours & Shows
Emily King
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Lawrence
Mac Ayres
Macy Gray
Eric Krasno
Doria Roberts
Joan Osborne

Sometimes simple things need rewarding, like getting out of bed in the morning. You are so brave to be awake, and your eyes are open.
— Victoria canal, "I Have Never Loved"