Lauren Spencer Smith
Main Stage Friday, 12 July
Lauren had an impressive 2022 at nearly 1 billion global artist streams. "Fingers Crossed" catapulted her onto the charts and has earned her RIAA Platinum Certification. She followed "Fingers Crossed," with equally emotive pop ballads "Flowers," and "Narcissist." performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 2022 MTV VMAs, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and more. "Flowers" also earned RIAA Gold Certification. Lauren was nominated as a Best New Artist and performed at the People's Choice Awards 2022 and Apple Music selected her as one of their "5 Breakthrough Artists Of 2022." She has earned praise for her versatility, from both her powerhouse vocals to her detailed songwriting. When she steps up to the microphone, the Vancouver Island singer and songwriter shares the kinds of stories typically only traded by best friends long after the sun goes down. Her unfiltered feelings resonate just as loudly as her stunning vocals do, tracing life's ups, downs, and everything in between with sharp lyrics and even sharper melodies. Lauren was honored with two 2023 JUNO Award nominations, Artist of the Year and Fan Choice, and will properly introduce herself on her forthcoming full-length debut album, to be released via Island Records/Republic Records.