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Music Artist

My goal is to bring jazz and classical music to my generation through a more accessible road,” says Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy). Since the September 2023 release of her GRAMMY-winning second album Bewitched, the composer, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has proved how staying true to oneself can result in creating a space where people can find themselves. Bewitched has been wildly successful around the world, winning the GRAMMY Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, appearing on multiple year-end best-of lists, sparking an immediately sold-out tour, setting a record for the biggest debut week by a Jazz album on Spotify, and reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Jazz charts. The Los Angeles-based, Icelandic-Chinese Laufey grew up between Reykjavik and Washington, D.C., and she studied cello at the Berklee College of Music. Her 2022 debut Everything I Know About Love introduced her “hopeless romantic” side, while Bewitched reflects her more mature outlook while writing about, as she puts it, “the magic and luster unique to youthful love.” In 2023 she also released A Night at the Symphony, a live album recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra; she performed with the LA Phil, National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra; she collaborated with artists like Beabadoobee and Norah Jones. Bewitched: The Goddess Edition, which adds four tracks to Laufey’s 2023 smash, is set for release in April.