With an adorable face and a dapper voice this singer and musician is definitely liked better by everyone mainly after the release of his amazing song “I like me better”- he is the one and only Ari Staprans Leff also known as Lauv.
Ari Staprans Leff was born on 8 August 1994 in San Francisco, USA. He was drawn towards music from an early age therefore, he started taking piano and viola lessons. Then he mastered playing guitar at the age of 11. Lauv attended Radnor Middle School in Pennsylvania and later joined high school where he was a part of many bands and studied jazz as well. Lauv has a major in music technology from New York University.
After moving from Wayne to NYU he stepped in the music industry officially by shifting his focus to writing and producing for other artists. He wrote the song “Faking it” for artist Olivia Noelle in 2015. In the year 2016, he also wrote other songs such as “Broken” featuring Adam Lambert for Tritonal, “No Party” for Daniel Skye, “Because of Me” for the Voice fame artist Billy Gilman. Later in 2017 he co-wrote Demi Lovato and Cheat Codes’ head over heels “No Promises”. Further in 2017 he wrote “All My Love” featuring Conor Maynard for Cash Cash, “Boys” for Charle XCX, “Idea of You” for Ary featuring Eric Nam, “Beg” for Jack & Jack and so on. In each and every song that he has written he has shown his incredible talent as a professional writer.
Shortly after in 2015 as a result of a breakup Lauv co-wrote a beautiful song titled “The Other”. The song was special to him so he didn’t sell kit to any other artist instead he sang it himself and quickly became popular on blog aggregator Hype Machine. This was one of the turning points of his career as by the help of this song labels and publishers were reaching out to him rather than being the other way around. Moreover, he also signed with Prescription Songs before the senior year of his college. He even released his debut EP titled Lost in the Light which included “The Other”.
Lauv loves to create songs that is classic and beautiful at its core. He pulled this off extremely well by his another much admired song “I like Me Better” in 2017. The song proved to be another breakthrough creation of the singer earning 127.5 million on-demand streams in the USA. Later that year he released his second EP “Lauv” and embarked his new song “I met you when I was 18” in January 2018 on his first world tour in Seattle, Washington which featured songs like “Easy Love”, “Paris in the Rain”, “Getting Over You”, “Chasing Fire”, “Reforget”, “Come Back Home” along with “I Like Me Better” which has also gained much popularity. He has also worked as a feature artist in a song “A Different Way”
Lauv is undoubtedly an amazing artist. In a recent interview Lauv has confirmed that he is excited about releasing many conceptual songs as well as with the videos but no date has been set as of yet. Furthermore, he is set to give concerts in different countries of the world like Denmark, London, Belgium, Netherlands, Asia alongside other artists such as Ed Sheeren, The ChainSmokers, Ne-Yo and many more.
Lauv owns a loft in Los Angeles, USA. He adopted his stage name “Lauv” that means Lion in Latin which is dedicated to his mother’s heritage and also his first name: “Ari” means lion in Hebrew. Lauv plays piano, guitar, viola. He claims to write his first break-up song “Parting ways” when he was 13 though he had never been in a relationship. The first real job of Lauv was a host in a Mexican restaurant in New York City. One of the most sentimental items he owns is a necklace that he brought in New York. Moreover, he aspires to work with his biggest musical inspiration Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Although many of his songs are based on his past relationships at present he is not reported to be dating anyone.
The debut EP of Lauv “Lost in the Light” ranked on Spotify’s Global Top 100. His latest song “I Like Me Better” is also one of the top ranking songs in the Billboard. His collaborative song with Demi Lovato and Cheat Codes “No Promises” ranked No. 7 on Pop songs chart.
Lauv is an American born aspiring musician. Though the net worth of Lauv is under review some sources claim his net worth be $100,000 to $150,000.
Lauv is a quadruple threat to every musician in the industry as he is a singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer .He understands what exactly people want to hear and therefore is able to achieve success in modern musical landscape which undeniably makes him a Grammy award winner in the making.