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Lauv Introduces Himself to the World, Provides Proper Pronunciation to His Name (Exclusive)

Lauv is blowing up with his new song “I Like Me Better” and he’s opening up about the meaning behind his name and also the correct pronunciation in this new video, premiering exclusively on JustJared.com.

The 23-year-old singer, whose real name is Ari Staprans Leff, told us that he is “excited to set the record straight on how to pronounce my name and to share a bit of my story” with the release of the video!

“My mom’s side of the family is from a country called Latvia. I just remember looking up what the Latvian word for lion was, because Ari means lion and I’m a Leo,” he says in the video about the inspiration for his stage name. “And I found lauva. So I got rid of the A and it was Lauv. And it just felt right.”


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Camila Cabello Helps Close Out Billboard Hot 100 Festival!

Camila Cabello is all smiles as she hits the stage at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival on Sunday (August 20) at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

The 20-year-old entertainer delivered a 35-minute performance that included her singles “OMG,” “Havana,” and her best-known solo songs — “Crying In the Club” and Machine Gun Kelly collaboration “Bad Things.”

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“That was magic. thank you so much @billboard for having us at #Hot100fest,” Camila captioned with her Instagram post.

Also hitting the stage at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival that same day was Marshmello, Lauv and Gucci Mane.


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Lauv: 'I Like Me Better' Music Video, Stream, Lyrics & Download - Watch Here!

Get familiar with rising singer-songwriter-producer Lauv!

The LA-based talent is beginning to make waves with his latest single “I Like Me Better” – recently hitting the Spotify Global Top 50 Chart and Global Top 100 Artists – and this week he unleashes its accompanying music video.

Lauv first made his debut with “The Other” back in 2015 while he was still a student at NYU amassing over 100 million streams. In addition to his booming artist career, Lauv‘s recent songwriting cuts include “Boys” by Charli XCX, and Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato‘s “No Promises.”

You can also stream “I Like Me Better” on Spotify and download it on iTunes now!


Lauv – I Like Me Better [Official Video]

Click inside to read the lyrics to Lauv’s latest single “I Like Me Better”…More Here! »