Vans has announced the appointment of Anderson .Paak as its first-ever global music ambassador. The artist, born as Brandon Paak Anderson and also known as AP, a three-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer. AP once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California. As an artist, he has previously performed live on the House of Vans stage. This year, he will serve as one of the global judges for the Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to offer a platform to aspiring artists all around the world. Anderson .Paak won his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 2019, followed by two more Grammy Awards in 2020, with Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance. Vans said that AP’s new role will allow them to continue to partner on curated music, art initiatives, product design as well as to enable creativity within the local community and around the world.