Wé McDonald is an 18-year-old scholarship student attending William Paterson University. In 2015, Wé appeared on the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theater competing in the Amateur Night competition. She shattered records by winning four times as the youngest performer to place in the Adult category in the history of the legendary venue. Wé has also appeared as a vocalist at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Forbes Women’s Summit, National Urban League Awards, Walmart Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, Minton’s Jazz Club, and internationally in the British Virgin Island and the Berklee School of Music with Paquito D’Rivera. She has acted in lead roles in theatrical adaptations of Man of La Mancha, 42nd Street, Disney’s The Lion King, KIDS and Annie.
She was the recipient of the 2015 Clive Davis Music Moguls Merit Scholarship and a Prep Student Merit Scholarship Award recipient for three years at the Harlem School of the Arts. She is a member of the Dorothy Maynor Singers and featured vocalist on the Harlem School of Arts All-Stars’ 2015 album recording, Evolution. She has been recognized as “Talent of the Week” in Tween Girl Style Magazine and Macy’s Best New Vocal Talent 2016. Wé received national recognition as a finalist on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice.