Lauv: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Lauv: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Lauv. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Lauv. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Ari Staprans Leff

Born: August 8, 1994

Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.

Genres: Pop – Electro pop – R&B – Alt-pop

Zodiac: Leo

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Early Start

  • At the age of 11, he learned how to play the guitar after taking piano and viola lessons.
  • Jason Brook Zimmerman, co-owner and founder of Traveling Musician, taught Leff guitar, recording, sound design, production, voice, and songwriting.
  • He started writing songs in middle school, at around 14 years old where most of his songs were about heartbreak and breakups, despite he never had a girlfriend at that time.
  • Before moving on to electronic music, he played in several bands and studied jazz in high school.



Career Journey

  • 2009: An electro-infused pop rock solo-project, Somersault Sunday was where Lauv was able to release three extended plays namely, Parting Ways EP (2009), Intermission – EP (2010), and Phone Calls & Weekends (2010).
  • 2014: He co-wrote “The Other” with Michael Matosic.
  • 2015: His debut EP, Lost in the Light, which featured “The Other” was launched.
  • 2016: He released the single “Question” that featured collaboration with Travis Mills.
  • 2017:Leff released the single “I Like Me Better” which rose to the Billboard Hot 100 top 27 spot, was an up-tempo track created from the relationship he had when he moved to New York City.
  • 2018: I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist), a 17-track collection of new and previously released tracks, including the singles “I Like Me Better” and “The Other” was launched to the public.
  • 2019: The single “I’m So Tired…” with Troye Sivan and the single plus music video for “Drugs & the Internet” were released on this year.



Awards & Recognition

  • Radio Disney Music Awards (2 nominations)
    (1 nomination each)
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Melon Music Awards
  • Joox Thailand Music Awards
  • AIM Independent Music Awards
  • BreakTudo Awards
  • The Global Awards
  • Gold Derby Music Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards nomination



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • His real first name is Ari which means lion in Hebrew and he’s a Leo.
  • Lauv is a Latvian word for LION, too.
  • “Billy Meets World” is the Flappy Bird-like game that Lauv created which is named after his pet dog Billy.
  • Somersault Sunday was Lauv’s first stage moniker.



Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Blue



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Lauv:

I Like Me Better

Length: 3:17

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

To be young and in love in New York City (in New York City)
To not know who I am but still know that I’m good long as you’re here with me
To be drunk and in love in New York City (in New York City)
Midnight into morning coffee
Burning through the hours talking
Damn, I like me better when I’m with you
I like me better when I’m with you
I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time ’cause
I like me better when
I like me better when I’m with you
I don’t know what it is but I got that feeling (got that feeling)
Waking up in this bed next to you swear the room
Yeah, it got no ceiling
If we lay, let the day just pass us by
I might get to too much talking
I might have to tell you something

More Songs to Listen to:

Lauv: Top 5 Songs



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