|Laufey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1999|
Laufey is an Icelandic singer and songwriter who has published solo studio albums titled Everything I Know About Love (August 2022) and Bewitched (September 2023). The former album had peaked at number 15 in Iceland and number 14 in the US Heat chart. The latter album peaked at number 17 in New Zealand. Laufey has also released extended plays (EPs) titled Typical of Me (April 2021), The Reykjavík Sessions (September 2022), and A Very Laufey Holiday (November 2022). She has also launched several non-album singles.
Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir
Los Angeles, California, United States
Laufey graduated from the Menntaskóli í Tónlist, a music school based in Reykjavík, in 2018. She had studied singing there for about 2 years.
In 2021, she graduated from the Berklee College of Music, a private institution in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is regarded as the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world.
- Father – Her father works for the IMF (International Monetary Fund, a major global financial agency).
- Mother – Her mother is a classical violinist.
- Siblings – Júnía Lín Jónsdóttir (Identical Twin Sister)
- Others – Lin Yaoji (Maternal Grandfather) (Retired violin educator at The Central Conservatory of Music, a prestigious public music school in Beijing, China)
Jazz Pop, Bedroom Pop, R&B, Bossa Nova
Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Cello
- AWAL (a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment)
- Warner Chappell Music (WCM)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Asian)
She is of Icelandic descent on her father’s side and Chinese descent on her mother’s side.
- Slender frame
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, wavy hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
- Inspired by her mother (a classical violinist) and her maternal grandfather (a violin educator), Laufey started her music training at a very young age. She started learning piano by the time she was about 4 years old and the cello by the time she had turned 8.
- She first came into the spotlight in 2014 when she was a finalist in Ísland Got Talent (the Icelandic edition of the globally popular Got Talent franchise – a British talent show-based TV format that debuted in June 2006 as America’s Got Talent which in turn inspired spinoffs in numerous other countries).
- Around the same time, aged just about 15, she had performed as a cello soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, an autonomous public institution under the auspices of the Icelandic Ministry of Education. The orchestra performs approximately 60 concerts each season.
- Laufey was also a semi-finalist on The Voice Iceland (the Icelandic edition of The Voice, a popular international reality TV singing competition franchise) in 2015. She was the then-youngest competitor in the history of the series.
- She eventually released her debut single in 2020 – titled Street by Street. It peaked at number one on the radio platform of Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV), Iceland’s national public-service broadcasting organization. She had penned down most of the initial tracks of her career in her college dorm room.
- In the spring through summer of 2021, Laufey hosted a weekly music show on BBC Radio 3, a national radio station owned and operated by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster headquartered in London). It was titled Happy Harmonies and brought to the fore uplifting music, in a wide variety of genres.
- An avid reader, she operates and hosts an online community called The Laufey Book Club.
Featured Image by Laufey / Instagram