Bennett in 2013
23 June 1989 |
Meopham, Kent, England
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, model|
|Labels||Interscope Records, will.i.am Music Group|
|Associated acts||G.R.L., Paradiso Girls, LMFAO, The Pussycat Dolls, Robin Antin|
Bennett was born and raised in Meopham, Kent.
Paradiso Girls: 2007–2010
Bennett was part of a girl group called the Paradiso Girls. The group consisted of seven members at their formation in 2007, but had dropped to five by 2008. Each member comes from a different country: Chelsea Korka from the United States, Aria Crescendo from France, Kelly Beckett from Barbados, Shar Mae Amor from the Philippines, and Bennett from England. The band was signed to Interscope Records. Their debut single, "Patron Tequila", featuring Lil Jon and Eve, was released on 12 May 2009 and reached No. 3 on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart and No. 82 on the Canadian Hot 100. After their second single, "Who's My Bitch", was unsuccessful, the group were put on an indefinite hiatus in 2010.
Solo career The Pussycat Dolls and G.R.L.: 2010–present
Bennett went on to pursue a solo career. She was featured in a remix of will.i.am's "I Got It from My Mama". She also joined in the Party Rock Tour with LMFAO. Later that year, she met Cee Lo Green and was featured on his album The Lady Killer on the song "Love Gun". The following year, she was featured on LMFAO's international hit "Party Rock Anthem", which sold over 5,000,000 digital downloads in the United States and reached No. 1 in the United States for six weeks. She also modelled for ViolentLips.
Bennett still works with Robin Antin and is featured in the Pussycat Dolls' second fitness DVD. Talking to Billboard.com on the red carpet at the American Music Awards, Bennett confirmed herself as a part of the newly regrouped recording group. This makes her the first member of a brand new line-up that creator Robin Antin confirmed to Billboard was in the process of being built. "We're currently figuring out who's in the group and we're working on an album," Bennett says of the Pussycat Dolls. In 2011 it was announced that a new line-up of the "sexy brand" would debut in August 2012 with the other members Paula van Oppen, Simone Battle, Natasha Slayton and Emmalyn Estrada. Her debut solo single "I Wish I Wish" was released on 21 November 2011 via Interscope Records. The track was written by Esmée Denters, Billy Mann and produced by David Schuler.
With Paradiso Girls
|2011||"I Wish I Wish"||Digital download||Available through Amazon.com and iTunes.||TBA|
As a featured artist
|US||US Dance||CAN||BEl (FL)||AUS||DEN||FRA||NZ||IRE||UK|
|2010||"Love Gun" (Cee Lo Green featuring Lauren Bennett)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||The Lady Killer|
|2010||"Party Rock Anthem" (LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||Sorry for Party Rocking|
- "Violent Lips Look Book". Facebook. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "Latest Music News, Band, artist, Musician & Music Video News". Billboard.com. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Phobos.apple.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "Lauren Bennett : Releases : I Wish I Wish". Interscope.com. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "I Wish I Wish – single by Lauren Bennett". iTunes. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
- Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO