Artist: Lauv Bio

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Lauv

Ari Staprans Leff (born August 8, 1994), known by his stage name Lauv, is an American musician. His debut EP titled Lost in the Light was released in 2015. He is best known for his 2017 single, I Like Me Better & The Other which charted at #17 in Billboard's Spotify Velocity.

Interested in music from a young age, the San Francisco-born Leff took piano and viola lessons as a child before picking up the guitar around age 11. During high school, he played in several bands and studied jazz before discovering electronic music production. However, it was while attending N.Y.U. as a music tech major in 2014 that a bad breakup found Leff on his own and digging deep into his writing and recording process. Out of this period came the song "The Other," co-written with songwriter/instrumentalist Michael Matosic. Released under Leff's stage name Lauv (inspired by the Latvian "lauve" or lion), the song went viral after gaining blog attention and peaked at number three on blog aggregator Hype Machine. In 2015 he returned with his debut EP, Lost in the Light, which featured "The Other."

More tracks followed, including 2015's "Reforget" and 2016's "Question," featuring Travis Mills. In 2017 Lauv headed his own Late Nights, Deep Talks tour and premiered the official video for "The Other," along with a series of remixes. Released in May of that year, Lauv's single "I Like Me Better" became a breakout international hit and was later featured on his self-titled second EP that October. The single was also included on his full-length debut, 2018's I Met You When I Was 18, which also featured the singles "Paranoid" and "Bracelet." Hit collaborations with Julia Michaels ("There's No Way") and Troye Sivan ("I'm So Tired...") carried him into 2019. Lauv's debut album "~how i'm feeling~" is set to be released in March 2020.


Top Track "Lauv"

I Like Me Better - Lauv

I Like Me Better

179,498
1,361,250
i'm so tired... - Lauv

i'm so tired...

117,562
1,041,877
The Other - Lauv

The Other

90,164
485,341
Paris in the Rain - Lauv

Paris in the Rain

52,460
355,553
Enemies - Lauv

Enemies

44,294
224,604
Chasing Fire - Lauv

Chasing Fire

43,927
240,777
Superhero - Lauv

Superhero

43,300
228,531
Easy Love - Lauv

Easy Love

41,162
201,422
Getting Over You - Lauv

Getting Over You

40,015
189,301
Drugs & The Internet - Lauv

Drugs & The Internet

38,064
207,655
Reforget - Lauv

Reforget

35,998
222,171
Comfortable - Lauv

Comfortable

30,127
144,415
Never Not - Lauv

Never Not

28,479
164,330
Breathe - Lauv

Breathe

27,488
171,709
The Story Never Ends - Lauv

The Story Never Ends

25,481
139,973
Sad Forever - Lauv

Sad Forever

24,900
139,680
Feelings - Lauv

Feelings

23,294
111,750
Adrenaline - Lauv

Adrenaline

22,795
109,901
Question - Lauv

Question

20,261
77,292
Paranoid - Lauv

Paranoid

18,511
96,228
Come Back Home - Lauv

Come Back Home

18,326
84,678
Bracelet - Lauv

Bracelet

15,358
75,425
Sims - Lauv

Sims

12,867
41,849
The Other - Stripped - Lauv

The Other - Stripped

10,557
37,550
The Other (Stripped) - Lauv

The Other (Stripped)

9,119
22,731
There's No Way - Lauv

There's No Way

4,611
14,398