Grander was raised in Philadelphia until the age of seven, when he moved to Maryland with his mother and younger brother. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for music and performing. He began playing the organ in church at the age of fifteen. His mother encouraged him to join his high school choir, which became his first real exposure to performing on a consistent basis. Outside of school, he became the lead singer of a band that performed at various events and showcases.
The church atmosphere greatly influenced him as musician, however, he looked elsewhere for inspiration as a vocalist. He listened to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Lauryn Hill and Donny Hathaway, who paved the way for the evolution of his personal artistry. After graduating high school, he moved back to Philadelphia in hopes of finding his way as an artist.
He currently studies Music at Community College of Philadelphia. He never limits himself to a style or genre. He expresses his love for all types of music and allows room for inspiration to flow freely in the moment. Grander brings a fresh take to classic themes and is looking to incorporate the many influences in his life into his art by paying homage to the ones who came before him.