Lauv - Updated Jun 2024

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Lauv is a popular American singer, songwriter, and musician. Lauv is best known for his breakout hit “I Like Me Better” and “I Met You When I Was 18”, which was released in 2018.

Early Life and Childhood

Lauv was born on August 8, 1994, in the city of San Francisco, California, United States. His age is 28 years as of 2022 and his full name is Ari Staprans Leff.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, he belongs to the Jewish-Latvian ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Leo.

He was born to Stuart Leff (father) and a housewife Silvija Staprans (mother). Likewise, his sister’s name is Aiva.


In terms of his educational background, he has done his schooling at Radnor High School. Later, he chose to study music at New York University Steinhardt School. However, his additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web.

Lauv – Net Worth 2023

Leff has an estimated net worth of around $6 million and his annual salary is $1.25 million. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his singing profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.

Additionally, he has also worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he started writing music at a young age. He formed his first rock duo at the age of 12 with his friend Mike Wagenheim, and by the age of 13, they had formed a metal band. Moreover, he began experimenting with acoustic guitar and synth sounds after attempting to write music.

As a result, after a few months, he wrote his solo acoustic song, Parting Ways. On April 28, 2008, at the age of 14, he formed his first solo music project, Somersault Sunday. Furthermore, during college, he focused on writing and producing for other artists, diverging from his songwriting style.

Afterward, he also adopted his stage name Lauv, Latvian for “lion”. Later, in the fall of 2014, while dealing with a breakup, he co-wrote the other song with Michael Matosic. In addition, his debut EP, Lost in the Light, which included the song “The Other,” was released on September 25, 2015.

Similarly, on May 19, 2017, he released the single “I Like Me Better.” On September 4, 2017, it was announced that he would be joining Ed Sheeran on his Divide Tour in Asia as a support act. In the first half of 2018, he embarked on his first world tour, with his song “I Met You When I Was 18”.

On January 24, 2019, he and Troye Sivan released the single “I’m So Tired”. Likewise, he released “Changes,” his eighth single, and the music video from his debut album How I’m Feeling, on January 2, 2020. Later, he released the second single from his second album, All 4 Nothing along with a music video on April 8, 2022.


Caption: Lauv singing a song at a stage show. Source: Gig Goer

Brand Endorsements

Leff has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything till now and is not collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the web regarding the other brands he has cooperated with or not.

Also, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

Leff was nominated for Gold Derby Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and many more.

However, his best form has yet to be acknowledged by his audience. Furthermore, we believe that his talent will earn him several awards in the future.

Relationship Status

Leff is in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Sophie Cates since 2020. Sophie is also a singer-songwriter by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, they both aren’t married yet and have no children but they both look best together and might tie the knot in the future.

Similarly, it is seen that they both are quite happy being in a relationship at the moment. However, in the past, he was in a  relationship with his then-girlfriend Julia Michaels but they broke up in 2018.


Caption: Lauv with his girlfriend. Source: Healthy Celeb


Leff was involved in a controversy for making a similar concept of video as Matt Healy. Later, he apologized to his fans and decided to text Matt himself. Also, he always tries to avoid the media and tries to avoid engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 70kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 37-31-32 inches and he has beautiful hazel eyes and brown hair.

Also, his suitable dress size is 7 and his shoe size is 9.5(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.


Caption: Lauv giving a pose. Source: Instagram

Lauv – Social Media

Lauv is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photo shoots with his friends.

He has 1.9M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account. Similarly, his Twitter handle has 1.2M followers. His Facebook account has 1.3M followers.

Moreover, his self-titled YouTube channel has more than 4.39 million subscribers to date.