Who is Lauren Jauregui from “Fifth Harmony”?
Lauren Michelle Jauregui was born on 27 June 1996, in Miami, Florida USA, into a family of Cuban ancestry, and is best known as a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, working with whom Jauregui released songs such as “Sledgehammer”, “Worth It”, “Boss” and “Work from Home”.
Net worth, Ethnicity and Body Measurements
So, just how rich is Lauren Jauregui as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this singer has net worth of over $3 million, with her wealth being accumulated from her over six years long career in the previously mentioned field. Lauren has pale skin, dark hair and green-blue eyes. She is 1.63 meters tall and weighs 57 kilograms.
The X Factor and beginning of the Fifth Harmony
In 2012, Jauregui auditioned for “The X Factor”, one of the world’s most prominent reality television series, which follows the outlook for new music prodigies. Initially, she competed in “Teens” category as a solo artist, but was eliminated then called back to stage alongside four other girls, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello and Normani Kordei, who subsequently formed Fifth Harmony. The band went on to achieve notable success in the mentioned competition, ultimately ending in third place, having not been able to get into the grand finale. The girls subsequently signed a recording contract with labels such as Syco Records, owned by a judge of “The X Factor”, Simon Cowell, who was one of the people who recognized girls’ talent and vocal abilities. In 2013, Fifth Harmony released their debut extended play under the title “Better Together”, which featured five songs such as “Who Are You”, “Miss Movin’ On” and “Don’t Wanna Dance Alone”, and which received a generally positive response from the audience, and entered top 10 charts. The girls made their big breakthrough with their debut full-length studio album entitled “Reflection”, released in 2015, featuring songs such as “Worth It”, made in collaboration with Kid Ink, “Sledgehammer” and “Boss”, with all of them receiving a generally positive response from critics and fans. Additionally, the album was reviewed favorably by sources such as AllMusic, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, subsequently achieving numerous certifications such as triple platinum with sales of more than 100,000 in Brazil, gold in Canada, platinum in Taiwan and in the United States, having sold more than a million copies. Besides that, the group was praised for empowering women and referring to influential female figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Mariah Carey, and was highly reliant on Beyonce’s music. Following this success, Fifth Harmony revealed that they were working on another album, partially written by Jauregui herself and Dinah Jane and entitled “7/27”, after the day the group was formed, and eventually released in May 2016. It featured songs such as “Work from Home”, “Write on Me”, “That’s My Girl” and “Scared of Happy”, and just as their previous album, was praised by music experts. Nevertheless, following the release of the album, Camila Cabello, announced that she would be departing from the band in order to pursue her solo career, which left Fifth Harmony a quartet. Initially, Cabello intended on staying in the band while working on her solo projects, however, as it wasn’t possible, she had to leave the band apparently ending their partnership on bad terms, according to some sources.
Regardless, Fifth Harmony continued to work at a rapid pace, and in late August 2017 released their third, self-titled studio album, featuring 10 songs such as “Down”, made in collaboration with Gucci Mane, “He Like That”, “Angel” and “Messy”. Following the success of their previous albums, “Fifth Harmony” also received a generally positive response from critics and fans, earning several certifications, such as gold in Brazil having sold more than 20,000 copies, and platinum in Indonesia, selling 10,000 copies. Additionally, it did fairly well on charts in countries such as Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Scotland and Finland, and took first place in the Spanish Albums chart, and fourth on the US Billboard 200. However, in early 2018, the girls announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus, as they desired to pursue their solo careers on a more serious level, adding that it would also “benefit their fans”. Overall it is safe to say that being a part of Fifth Harmony, Lauren was able to gain fame and recognition, establish her own audience, and be exposed to the media.
In late 2016, Lauren was featured in the song entitled “Back to Me” working alongside Marian Hill, and in the same year was declared to be one of the sexiest women by afterellen.com, and was voted as celebrity of the year in the 2017 British LGBT Awards. Subsequently, she was featured in “Strangers”, a song from “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”, an album made by Halsey. Besides that she recorded “All Night”, working with Steve Aoki, and subsequently collaborated with Ty Dolla Sign on the song “In Your Phone”. In 2018, she announced that she doesn’t have any specific plans to record a solo album in the near future, but would be a part of the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour in Latin America.
Private Life and Relationship StatusJauregui is widely recognized as an activist, as she has written several letters criticizing Donald Trump and his political views, such as his Muslim ban which she called disrespectful to humanity. Besides that, she has been a part of several protests, and has spoken against the Republican Party. When it comes to her sexual orientation, Lauren is bisexual, but declares as a feminist. Supposedly, she dated her colleague Ty Dolla Sign, however, neither of them confirmed their relationship. Previously, she dated Paul Frank Martinez in 2011, and following their break-up, she began dating Keaton Stromberg, a composer, and remained in a relationship with him throughout 2012 and 2013. Lauren then began dating Luis Santos, and remained in a relationship with him until the 2014, but subsequently began dating Brad Simpson, and afterwards dated Lucy Vives, with whom she spent two years until their relationship ended in 2017.
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) November 17, 2017
Social media and Interesting Facts
Being active in the entertainment field, Lauren is naturally active on social media as well, and she uses her accounts to communicate with her fans, but also to promote her work. She is active on Twitter and Instagram, being followed by an armies of four million people on the former, and 5.5 million on the latter. Jauregui is reportedly allergic to many products from Bath and Body Works. When she performs, she always wears a ring that her grandmother gifted her. Additionally, she has desires to pursue a college education in the future. To both relax and maintain fitness, Lauren plays softball.