The popular talent hunt show called American Idol has become one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. The pop idol show has helped to discover superstars from the unsigned singing talents in America. Through the show, celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Kelly Clarkson, and Trent Harmon, among others have been discovered and brought into the limelight. Lauren Alaina has also joined the long list of stars who have found their breakthrough via the show. Although Alaina was just a runner-up in the talent show; she has continued to dominate the limelight. So far, she has released two studio albums and many hit singles. Learn more about Lauren Alaina below.
Who is Lauren Alaina of American Idol?
Lauren Alaina is a multi-talented American music star and songwriter; who rose to the spotlight after being a runner-up in the season ten of the American music talent hunt show called American Idol. During the show in 2011, Lauren was able to struggle her way through to the finals of the competition before she eventually finished second behind Scotty McCreery. In addition to her music prowess, Lauren is also an American actress; best known for her appearance in the 2017 movie titled The Road Less Traveled.
The gorgeous music star was born as Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth in Rossville, Georgia in 1994. She celebrates her birthday on the 8th day of November every year. She was born to middle-class American parents, J.J. Suddeth, a process technician and his wife Kristy Suddeth. Alaina is of white ethnic descent and holds an American nationality. Growing up, Lauren spent her childhood days in Rossville where she developed an undiluted passion for music from a very young age. She was inspired by her cousin named Holly Witherow.
Lauren started going for kids’ music competitions when she was eight years old; for her wonderful voice, she won the Southern Stars Pageant in 2002. The following year, she performed at the Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival. She competed with over one thousand five hundred kids at the American model and talent competition held in 2004. Following her impressive performance, Lauren was named the winner of the competition. The singer further graduated from the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School situated in Georgia.
In search of a more challenging environment, Lauren Alaina joined the audition for the tenth season of the American talent hunt show, American Idol. She won the audition in Nashville, Tennessee on 14th May 2011. Following her excellence, the day was named Lauren Alaina Day in honor of the youngster. During the finale of the competition, Lauren rendered a song titled Maybe It Was Memphis by Pam Tillis and finished at the second position after Scotty McCreery.
Following the end of the competition, Lauren’s musical career began in earnest; the music star signed up with record labels including 19 Recordings, Mercury Nashville, and Interscope Records. She launched her first hit single titled Like My Mother Does in 2011 and the song was commercially successful; selling over 120 thousand copies shortly after its release. The song also reached top 50 in the Hot Country Songs chart. It also got into the top 20 in the Hot 100 Chart and top 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Afterward, Lauren followed it up with her first studio album titled Wildflower which was released in October 2011.
Lauren’s second album titled Road Less Travelled was released in 2017 with her best singles as Doin’ Fine and What Ifs for which she won an award for the new female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards held in 2018. Along with Kane Brown, she also won an award for the best collaborative video at the CMT Music Awards held in 2018. She has also released other EPs, promotional singles, and music videos.
Additionally, Lauren has appeared on several shows including Good morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others. Notably, she performed as a guest artist for Barack Obama and his family in November 2011. She has collaborated with top artists such as Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera, among others.
What is Her Net Worth?
Since she earned her breakthrough during the 2011 edition of the American Idol; Lauren has continued to give nothing less than the best. She has released two commercially successful music albums as well as many hit singles. She has accumulated huge wealth through her music sales, shows, and endorsements. Lauren Alaina’s net worth is placed at $800 thousand.
Lauren Alaina’s Husband
The talented singer has been successful in her musical career and has won the heart of her many fans with her incredible voice and songs. She has also won the heart of so many big guys out there; nevertheless, she fell into the arms of Alexander Hopkins. Just like Lauren, Alex is equally a famous musician notable for his hit song Hold Me.
The gorgeous couple began their relationship in 2012 and has always been seen together at events, red carpets, and public places. Amazingly, the pair announced their engagement in July 2018 and Lauren took to Instagram to inform her fans of her engagement. While the two are counting down to the D-day, they haven’t disclosed a day for their nuptial vows yet. We wish them a blissful married life and success in their endeavors.
Her Weight Loss
If you have been following Lauren Alaina lately, you’d discover that the singer has recorded a great change in her appearance. She is no longer the chubby lady that everyone knows as she got her new physique after undergoing a successful weight loss program. Interestingly, Lauren had lost up to 25 pounds through her routine exercises and diets. Sadly, she suffered an eating disorder called bulimia during her years as a teenager and now she has overcome all that; thus getting the shape she has ever wanted. She has joined the likes of Jennifer Hudson who have also passed through this stage in her life.