I am an aspiring singer and songwriter. Growing up in Northern Virginia, I began my love of music when I was just a toddler taking on anything that involved music - figure skating, dancing, piano and singing.
Just named GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 2019 Hollywood Song Writing Contest for her song, "Lead Us Back". I have also been recognized as an Official Nominee for the 2017 and 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Award as well as the WINNER for Best Independent Artist and WINNER for Best Female Performer - American Tracks Music Award, Oct. 2017 and April, 2018, a SEMI-FINALIST in the 2017 International Song Writing Contest out of over 16,000 entries and now a FINALIST in the 19th Annual Great American Song Contest - Pop Division.
Raised in Virginia, I began dance lessons and piano lessons when I was 3 years old. At the age of 16, after becoming a Nationally ranked skater, I discovered my real love and talent was in singing and songwriting.
In December, 2016, I wrote my first official song. It was produced and recorded for distribution in May, 2017. "Who I Want To Be" is a very personal song and written straight from my heart. It is "My Story" about surviving as a victim to bullying. It is my message to others that you are not alone (#YANA) and you CAN BE whoever you want to be.
Since that time, I have grown stronger and more convinced that music is my calling. I am a Junior in the School of Music at George Mason University. I Iove to perform and find so much happiness when people tell me how much I have touched their hearts with my music. My second song, "Right With You" was released in August, 2017. My third song, “Unlucky Me” was released in June, 2018, and “Lead Us Back” was released November, 2018. All of my music, including my latest original, "Breathe", can be found on all of your favorite sites: YouTube Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, Itunes, Apple Music, Shazam, Reverbnation, and Poze Radio. Follow me on Facebook@Laurenashlaiemusic, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @ Laurenashlaie.
The street beats of VA is where I currently live and perform. I am following my dream on my journey to creating music that touches your heart. Although I am a busy college student at George Mason University in their School of Music, I always find time to write my own lyrics and music. I love collaborating with other artists and experimenting with different genres of music.
I find inspiration for all of my music in everyday situations and places deep within my heart. I try to make my music represent something that everyone can relate to.
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Take a look at my second music video. Very proud of my song and now my new music interest. Hope you like it!