Lauren joined Northern Heights Records in September of 2007 and in June of 2008 released her first single "Won't Stop" which quickly climbed Canadian charts and reached top 40 status on both CHR and Hot A/C formats. Her second single Til the Pages Fade quickly followed and received critical praise and also enjoyed significant commercial radio airplay. Lauren's immediate impact on the Canadian music scene has not gone unnoticed by critics, as seen in Billboard's article "Christoff Cultivates a Second Hit" (Paul Tuch), in which Lauren's early successes are praised. Lauren shot her first video for "Rescue Me" in December 2009, and is now preparing to shoot a video for her upcoming single "Vibrate" in April 2010.
Lauren's first studio album "Revealed" is set for a summer 2010 release date on Northern Heights Records. You can catch Lauren at various venues across Toronto captivating audiences her powerful voice and infectious personality.
Surely 2010 promises to be a big year for Lauren Christoff in the Canadian music scene.
A born singer, Lauren Christoff’s love for music began at a very young age. With influences such as Sammy Davis Jr, Carol King, Elton John and Etta James, it is no wonder there are such soulful and rich sounds woven into Lauren’s music. “I grew up listening to some really incredible artists, and I have my parents to thank for that” says Lauren. Lauren boasts a powerful and rich voice which is complimented by her un-paralleled self-taught piano skills. “For some reason the piano just seemed to come naturally to me, it turned out that I could just sit down and make up melodies” says Lauren.
Vocals/Piano: Lauren Christoff
Single - Won't Stop (top 40 Canadian Radi0)
Singe - Til' the Pages Fade (top 50 Canadian Radio)
Single - Vibrate (upcoming release)
Album - Revealed (Summer 2010 release date)
Cayman Islands in the Foreign Press
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UXBRIDGE, England: Durham Region Media, October 26, 2007 – Lauren Christoff, 18, is hard at work on ...UXBRIDGE, England: Durham Region Media, October 26, 2007 – Lauren Christoff, 18, is hard at work on her debut album, yet to be named, set for release in the spring. Ms. Christoff is working with Northern Heights Records, which discovered her through “word of mouth” and her local performances in theatre, said her project manager, Alex Arnold.
While creating the album, which may land her in the Cayman Islands for some of the recording, Ms. Christoff is also attending York University’s communications program. “It’s a very hectic schedule but I am excited to be following my dream,” noted Ms. Christoff.
Northern Heights Records is a three-year-old international independent record label based out of Toronto, with affiliate companies in Grand Cayman and Miami. The label has worked with popular acts such as Nina Sky, Kardinal Offishall and Rihanna.
Local Teenager's Song Hits Radio Airwaves
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TORONTO - She's not yet 19, but Uxbridge's Lauren Christoff has released a single that's receiving r...TORONTO - She's not yet 19, but Uxbridge's Lauren Christoff has released a single that's receiving radio airplay across the country.
Her song 'Won't Stop' was played for the first time this week on Toronto's 99.9 Mix FM, which has more than 80 sister stations in Canada. According to her record label, the song has also received play on the station Z103.5.
"It's so surreal; it's crazy," said Ms. Christoff of hearing herself on the radio.
Ms. Christoff signed in late 2007 with the Toronto-based independent label Northern Heights Records, which is working to launch her first album coast to coast in September.
"Lauren is working with the best producers in the country," said Derek Bolingbroke, a managing director with Northern Heights, who notes the album will be released in all parts of Canada simultaneously. "We're keeping our fingers crossed for the U.S. as well."
The name of the album has not yet been publicly disclosed, but Ms. Christoff shares writing credits on it, he said.
He describes Won't Stop as a pop song with "a slight dance influence", while Ms. Christoff called it "a definite summer song. I had so much fun making this song and I am really excited that we have the opportunity to share it with so many people."
A video is also in the works, said Mr. Bolingbroke.
"It's one of these industries where the familiar quote is (success) happens overnight," added Mr. Bolingbroke, who said the radio airplay means "We've done our job, in a sense. The product is very strong."
The three-year-old company heard about Ms. Christoff when looking for artists to represent, he said.
"Lauren has been very active in the Uxbridge community and her name had come up when we were looking for talent. We loved her attitude, we love the sound of her."
Ms. Christoff began vocal lessons at age four and performed in the musical 'Annie' at seven. She also passed all Royal Conservatory of Music vocal exams and received a silver medal for highest examination mark in all of Ontario and Quebec.
"I've been singing since I was a kid; I knew I wanted to do something with music," she says.
` The song Won't Stop can be heard at her website www.laurenchristoff.com, where there are also behind-the-scenes photos of her making the record.
Mr. Bolingbroke, himself only 24, said Ms. Christoff has the potential to become a success in foreign countries with her music as well. "She's got the whole package for entertainment... there could be no stopping her."
Set list is extremely versatile, Laurens ability to perform both track music and live piano renditions make her an extremely attractive performer. Her typical sets combine both live instrument and track elements.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.