Lauren Winans
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Lauren Winans

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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"Nashville pop artist releases debut single"

Singer/songwriter Lauren Winans is releasing her debut single online and in select locations on Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012, along with a new website and public service announcement.

The title, “You’re Gonna Luv It,” sums up how fans both old and new will respond to this song.

“Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and now Lauren Winans, we luv this song!” Rocco Pallotto, Program Director of MERF Radio said.

Written by Winans along with Eric and Lisa Torres, “You’re Gonna Luv It” is a playful song about how sometimes you need to quit fighting the fall into love and embrace it. With the support of Heather DeLuca of WSJO-FM in Atlantic City, N.J., “You’re Gonna Luv It” has already been chosen amongst a select few artists to be published on the AllAccess.com Hot AC Cool New Music page.

The single has also been sent across the country to all HOT AC, Top 40/CHR, and college radio stations, some of which have already provided airplay.

Tuesday is also when the newly reconstructed Lauren Winans official website will be launched in addition to her PSA for Happy Tales Humane in Franklin, Tenn. regarding the importance of spaying and neutering animals. Other companies which have endorsed Winans include, Hot Spot Tanning, Lavish Lashes, Nashville Lash, Norvell Tanning Solutions, LipSense (Senegence), Plato’s Closet, Redken 5th Avenue, and Donna Bella Hair.

She will be releasing her own lip color “Luv It” from LipSense in early 2013 in support of her latest single.

Winans has proven herself a determined and goal-driven artist and spokesperson. She continues to engage her audiences through numerous mediums in and beyond West Virginia and Tennessee by writing songs and speaking out to support causes for the empowerment of young women and animals. - No Face Management


"SeneGence International® Introduces Luv It LipSense Created By Its Newest Ambassador, Singer/Songwriter Lauren Winans"

SeneGence International - creator of LipSense long-lasting lip color, SenseCosmetics™ and SeneDerm™ Anti-Aging SkinCare - unveils a new partnership with Lauren Winans and debuts her new signature shade of LipSense, Luv It , $22.00 USD.

Winans, an up-and-coming pop sensation with a passion for music and a penchant for glamour, had this to say: "I'm so excited to partner with SeneGence and beautify the world with my new shade Luv It. LipSense is one of my absolute beauty must-haves since it stays on for up to 18 hours and doesn't dry out my lips! With LipSense I never have to hassle with touch-ups or re-applying. It leaves me looking good and feeling confident. I also love that I am able to help women and children in need by having a percent of the proceeds be donated to underprivileged families through the non-profit Make Sense Foundation."

Featuring the same long-lasting color technology of traditional LipSense, this new shimmering peachy-pink shade is just like Lauren; one-of-a-kind, a drop-dead gorgeous, and destined for greatness.

To guarantee show-stopping lips, finish with LipSense Gloss available in glitter, clear, and tinted shades, $18 USD.

LipSense is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. These kiss-proof, smudge-proof, budge-proof, lead and wax-free liquid lip colors stay on for up to 18 hours, are available in over 50 shades and retail for $22.00 - $25.000 each. LipSense shades can also be combined to create hundreds of custom color possibilities.

About SeneGence International -
SeneGence’s full line of long-lasting cosmetics and anti-aging skincare is sold through a network of Independent Distributors around the world. SeneGence proudly distributes products that are made in the U.S.A. and formulated without animal testing. To find a Distributor near you or to get more information on SeneGence products and business opportunities, please visit www.SeneGence.com or contact Michelle Gibellino, Communications Specialist, at 949.521.6161 ext. 144, or mgibellino@senegence.com.

About Lauren Winans-
Lauren Winans lives for the spotlight, and the spotlight lives for her. A long-time performer, she engages audiences at venues throughout her home state of West Virginia and beyond and connects with her core fan-base effortlessly by singing songs that speak to and empower young women everywhere. Lauren is also a well polished songwriter. She currently writes with accomplished pop songsters in both Nashville and Los Angeles. Lauren continuously pushes the entertainment envelope. To learn more about Lauren and listen to " You're Gonna Luv It" visit www.laurenwinans.com.

About the Make Sense Foundation-
The Make Sense Foundation(MSF) was created by Joni Rogers-Kante as part of the overall plan to make a meaningful contribution. As a non-profit organization, it is separate from SeneGence, but works closely with its Independent Distributors raising funds for those in need. - SeneGence International (01/16/13)


"Singer/songwriter Lauren Winans hopes you're gonna 'luv' her"

Lauren Winans has been performing for most of her life. The 22-year-old Buckhannon native was already an aspiring musician when she moved to Nashville three years ago in hopes of taking her career to the next level.

"I've always liked to have everybody watch me sing," she said with a laugh.

"In elementary school, my dad got me this boom box, and I took it to school. I performed for everybody on the playground. I basically told them they had no choice; they had to watch me. I'd sing to Britney [Spears] and do gymnastics through the playground."

She has since moved on from gymnastics, but not from Britney. Winans has been a fan of the pop superstar from the beginning.

"Starting with 'Baby One More Time,'" she said.

Her enthusiasm for and admiration of Spears comes from her power as a performer.

"Her whole stage presence is really good," Winans said. "She gets people to stand there and watch her no matter what she's doing. She always keeps you wanting to see more of what she'll do.

"That's a good performer. That's why she's still where she is. People still wonder what she's going to do next."

That's the sort of career Winans aspires to -- and pop is the genre in which she plans to achieve her goals.

Despite living in the "Country Music Capitol of the World," she doesn't consider herself a country singer, not even a little bit. She said she was pushed in the direction of pop country early on, but it wasn't for her. She's much more Britney Spears than Taylor Swift.

Sticking with a pure pop style like her icon has paid off for Winans. Her single, "You're Gonna Luv It," landed in the Top 40 New Releases on iTunes when it came out in December. It's also found its way to several Top 40 radio stations, paving the way for her EP, which she said she is working to finish.

The tune paid off in an unexpected way, too. The company SeneGence signed her to be a brand ambassador for its LipSense lipstick line. On Jan. 16, it debuted Winans' signature shade: Luv It, described as "a shimmering peachy-pink color."

Winans pointed out that although Christina Aguilera has been wearing LipSense for some time, the star doesn't have a custom color.

LipSense isn't the only sponsorship Winans has, though. Right now, she's up to 10, including the recently added Forever 21.

"They're my newest sponsor. I just had a photo shoot for them," she said of the clothing store. "You can never have too many sponsors!"

Others are Redken, which she said came about from her just tweeting about the products she's using; Donna Bella Hair; Lavish Lashes; Norvell Skin Solutions and Hot Spot Tanning (spray tanning, not tanning beds; she's against those because of the risk of skin cancer).

Several businesses in Nashville sponsor her, too: Aura Salon, Lash and Plato's Closet, a secondhand store. Winans said that while others might have a problem wearing secondhand clothes, let alone promoting them, she does not.

"If they're cute, I'll take them!"

She has her eye on a certain hip, young company in the future. "I want to be the Candies girl SO bad, but they told me I'm not at that level yet."

All of these sponsorships help raise Winans' visibility, which in turn, raises the visibility of her music and other projects. One of these projects is her pet spay and neuter advocacy work. She works with Happy Tales Humane in Nashville and P.U.R.R. West Virginia in Grafton.

P.U.R.R. is a nonprofit private cat rescue that assists in the rescue and rehabilitation of cats and kittens. Winans, who rescued stray kittens as a child, recently filmed a public service announcement for the group, which has just begun airing in north-central West Virginia. (You can also find it on her website.)

"It talks about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, making sure that's being taken seriously," she said. "It's not, and animals are dying every day because people are irresponsible pet owners. It makes me so mad!"

She doesn't just help animals, though. She's donating the money made from the LipSense campaign to the Make Sense Foundation, which helps women and children in need. She also helps people in less dire circumstances, using her songwriting skills to craft tunes for other musicians to record.

Winans wrote her first song when she was 15. As a birthday present, her parents took her to Elkins, where she recorded it with Seth Maynard at Lone Wolf Productions.

There, a partnership was formed. The two were a writing team until Winans left for Nashville.

"I've gained a lot of writers [in Nashville]," she said, "but I'll never forget sitting there in Elkins, writing my songs."

Maynard taught her another important skill: how to play the guitar. Winans admitted that she's gotten out of the habit and said it's something she wants to get back into. As a songwriter, that's important.

"I like to play guitar because I like to songwrite," she said. "I don't want to have to always rely on somebody else to d - WV Gazette


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Love of a Disney classic and gymnastics was all it took for Lauren Winans to know she was meant to be an entertainer.

At 3 years old, Winans fell in love with the movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” and starring in a one-girl performance, she would often reenact the film from start to finish. Winans also was a dancer and gymnast for 14 years, supporting her passion to perform. Six years later, Winans drew inspiration from yet another entertainment mogul.

“When I was 9 years old, Britney Spears came out with “Baby One More Time” and I knew right then and there I wanted to be just like Britney!”

Boombox in hand and costumes bedazzled, Winans would put on Britney Spears performances at recess and on her backyard stage, no matter the crowd.

Now, as a 22-year-old singer and songwriter hailing from West Virginia, Winans’ crowds have surpassed those of the backyard and elementary school playground.

After learning to play guitar from Seth Maynard, owner of Lone Wolf Productions in Elkins, W. Va., the two set out on a radio tour. After balancing getting her high school diploma and jump starting her music career, Winans traveled to Nashville, Tenn. after being chosen to audition for Country Music Television’s (CMT) “Can You Duet?” Embracing the culture of legendary Broadway, Winans found herself on the infamous, bowing stage of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. She was eventually asked to perform as a regular. After spending a summer in the South, the atmosphere of Nashville and a new talent of strumming guitar strings began to morph Winans into a country singer, an association she felt was not what was at the core of her high-energy and sparkled personality. Winans eventually moved back to Nashville to continue pursuing her pop entertainment career amongst the legends of Music City.

Having the opportunity to write with accomplished pop songwriters in both Los Angeles and Nashville, Tenn., Winans has proven herself a determined and goal-driven artist. She continues to engage her audiences in numerous venues throughout and beyond West Virginia and Tennessee by singing and writing songs that empower young women, following in the footsteps of her idol, Britney Spears.

“My style of writing is very edgy, fun & I write the best when writing about true experiences I have been through.”

But, much like Spears, music is not the extent of Winans’ talents. She continued to push the entertainment envelope by getting involved in modeling through New York Model Management Group when she was 16 years old. Modeling opened more doors for Winans such as shooting with some of New York’s most notable photographers, a feature in Glady’s Magazine and starring in an advertisement for Copperpeace Custom Guitar Straps. She also currently endorses numerous beauty and clothing companies including Donna Bella Hair, Hot Spot Tanning/ Norvell Sunless, Lavish Lashes, Plato’s Closet and Redken 5th Avenue.

Starting January 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Winans will debut her own lip color with SeneGence/ LipSense.

It is no question Winans has experience in numerous forms of entertainment, but she also uses that status to help those without a voice.

With a love and compassion for animals, Winans has partnered with Happy Tales Humane in Franklin, Tenn. and soon with P.U.R.R. in Grafton, W. Va. to inform people about the importance of spaying and neutering household pets.

Although Winans has the characteristics of a girl who loves animals, shopping, singing and pinning on Pinterest, don’t write off this Pittsburg Steelers fan just yet. Offering a fresh mix of songs, endorsement opportunities and humanitarian efforts, Lauren Winans has been referred to as a rising star and that uphill climb of success has no signs of stopping.