Ari Staprans Leff is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer, who has many hits under his name. You still don’t know who he is? That’s okay because Ali is popularly known by his stage name Lauv. Now, did it ring any bell?
If not, then this article is just for you. Best known for his single ‘ I Like Me Better,’ the musician is well-known among Indie music society. In these past few years, the simple Lauv has changed his whole appearance and even collaborated with many renowned artists.
Let’s find out more about this musician right now.
Before we move ahead, know some of his facts first.
Lauv: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Ari Staprans Leff|
|Birth Date:||August 8, 1994|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Education:||New York University|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches(176 cm)|
|Social Media:||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube|
|Net Worth:||$2.1 million|
Lauv Early Life and Education
Ari Staprans Leff popularly known by his stage name Lauv was born on August 8, 1994. Originally Lauv grew up in San Francisco, California, United States of America but moved to the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, before finally settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The young musician is of mixed ethnicity as his mother is of Latvian descent, and his father is of Russian and Polish Jewish descent. But the singer holds American citizenship.
From an early age, Lauv was interested in music. Because of this, by the age of 14, the American musician was able to play guitar, piano, drums, and viola.
Similarly, Lauv graduated from New York University, majoring in Music Technology at Steinhardt School. During his days at NYU, Lauv interned for two years at Jungle City Studios.
Age and Body Measurements
The ‘I Like Me Better’ singer Lauv is 25 years old as of now. The American singer celebrated his recent birthday on the eighth of August. Also, his star sign is Leo.
Talking about his name ‘Lauv,’ it was derived from ‘Lauva,’ which translates to ‘Lion’ in Latvian.
Also, the young musician is 5 feet 9 inches(175 cm) tall and weighs about 68 kgs(150 pounds). Similarly, the 25 years has naturally green eyes and black hair. But on his recent comeback, Leff was seen sporting blue hair, which is his favorite color. Now, it has changed to cotton candy pink that goes well with his fair skin complexion.
Career and Achievements- I Like Me Better
After the internship at Jungle City Studios, Lauv pursued his music career professionally. Since age 14, he was obsessed with writing love and break-up songs. That was even before he was in a relationship.
However, the musician strayed away from writing music and focused on writing songs for other artists. Notably, he co-wrote No Promises for Cheat codes and Demi Lovato.
In 2014, Lauv co-wrote ‘The Other‘ with Michael Matosic after his break-up. The song was popular among bloggers and even entered the global top 100 in Spotify. But it was his song ‘ I Like Me Better‘ released on May 19, 2017, that received global acclaim. The song was even featured in the 2018 movie ‘To All The Boys I Loved Before.’
For now, the musician is busy with his new single ‘Drugs & The Internet,’ which was released in April of 2019. Likewise, the American singer is preparing for his upcoming ‘how I’m feeling‘ US Tour, which will be held in over 19 cities.
Yes, it is true that Lavu has started marking music for himself more compared to his initial self. But he still sometimes collaborate with other artists as well. His most talked-about collab has to be with the global phenomenon BTS. They collaborated for the song ‘Who,’ which is soon to release in March.
Lauv: Net Worth- How Much Does He Make?
As of 2019, Lauv has an estimated net worth of $2.1 million. Most of his income comes from his Youtube videos and royalty from the songs he had written for other artists.
Likewise, the singer has his own YouTube channel that has over 2.74 million subscribers to date. Not to mention, with more than 798 million views already, Lauv’s musical career is steadily taking a hike.
According to SocialBlade.com, the American singer earns a monthly income of $8.8k to $141k, adding up to $105.7k to $1.7 million yearly. Not to mention, his subscribers and views seem to be increasing with each passing day.
Lauv: Personal Life and Girlfriend- ‘I Met You When I Was 18’
As formerly discussed, Lauv began writing love songs even before he fell in one himself. However, the lack of experience did not show in his portrayal of love and relationships even once.
Currently, single the 25 years old singer was not always alone. Before this Lauv was in a relationship with pop musician Julia Michaels for several months before they broke up in late 2018.
As of now, the Indie singer is living his single life and focusing his energy on making music. Moreover, Lauv loves spending his free time making music or watching movies, especially tragic films.
Social Media Presence
Aside from Youtube, Lauv is fairly active on other social media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram.
Youtube- 2.7 million Subscribers
Instagram– 1.5 million Followers
Twitter- 728.9k Followers
Facebook– 619k Followers