Loren Allred

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Loren Allred
Loren Allred, performing in Sopot, 2022
Loren Allred, performing in Sopot, 2022
Background information
Born (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 34)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Singer
Years active2008–present

Loren Allred (born September 7, 1989)[1] is an American singer. Allred made her Billboard Hot 100 debut with the platinum-selling "Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman musical. She is featured on Michael Bublé's Love album in a duet of "Help Me Make It Through the Night", and alongside David Foster, as part of his An Intimate Evening PBS concert special and album. Her debut EP Late Bloomer was released on September 24, 2021.

Early life and education[edit]

Allred is the eldest daughter born to musician parents. Her mother, Carol Ann Allred, is a classical soprano and voice teacher; her father, Brady R. Allred, was formerly the director of the Pittsburgh Bach Choir and an artistic director and conductor of Salt Lake Choral Artists.[2] She has three younger sisters – Megan, Brennan, and Karin.[3]

After a year of studying musical theatre at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, she transferred to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, she uploaded videos to YouTube and was discovered and championed by Ne-Yo, ultimately leading to a record deal with Island Def Jam.


In 2012, Allred was a contestant on season 3 of the American television show The Voice and selected Adam Levine as her coach. Allred was eliminated after the first week of the live playoffs, tying for 13th place.

Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "When Love Takes Over" David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland Sept. 12, 2012 3.10 Two chairs turned
Joined Team Adam
Battles (Top 64) "Need You Now" (vs Brian Scartocci) Lady Antebellum Oct. 22, 2012 14.3 Saved by Coach
Knockouts "You Know I'm No Good" (vs Nicole Nelson) Amy Winehouse Oct. 29, 2012 16.4 Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs "All Around the World" Lisa Stansfield Nov. 5, 2012 18.9 Eliminated

In 2014, she worked as a playback singer and member of the recording ensemble for a film musical being developed by the Broadway songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. After working on early demos, she was cast as the singing voice of Rebecca Ferguson's character, Jenny Lind, on the project The Greatest Showman. The film soundtrack and song were successful, going Platinum and the soundtrack topping the Billboard albums chart in January 2018.[2] That same month, "Never Enough" (Allred's featured song) reached number 88 on the Hot 100.[4]

Allred's vocal performance of "Never Enough" has received widespread acclaim. Variety said her "incandescent" performance "will sweep you up";[5] Just Jared called it "Next Level". American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson recorded a cover for the album The Greatest Showman: Reimagined and praised Allred on Twitter for her performance of the song.[6] Other notable artists who have since covered the song include Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Katharine McPhee, Maria Simorangkir, Jona Viray and Morissette.

In early 2019, Allred joined Michael Bublé's Love album for a duet of "Help Me Make it Through the Night." Bublé discovered Allred while watching The Greatest Showman and released a behind the scenes recording of their duet. Bublé noted that Allred has "the most beautiful voice and control".[7]

Allred joined Andrea Bocelli for selected performances on his 2021 USA Tour. In promoting the tour, he said: "If an artist wants to move the listener, he or she must have something intense and convincing to tell through the singing. This something comes from experiences and insight: it is the inner wealth that you can acquire by living. Loren Allred is a perfect example of this: her richly nuanced voice, her expressiveness, and her powers of communication describe and celebrate the beauty she has managed to cultivate within herself. A versatile musician raised in the arts, I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when we sang together for the first time in Saudi Arabia. I am delighted to soon be able to return to the stage with Loren, in that great country that is her homeland and my adoptive homeland."[8]

In 2022, Allred auditioned for the 15th series of Britain's Got Talent, performing "Never Enough". Simon Cowell said "You sang one of the biggest songs of all time. Why didn't you get that big deal after the song?" She responded:

"I was more comfortable singing behind the scenes. But I feel kind of like the song was meant for me, and I'm kind of ready to put a face to the song. So I'm here to do that."[9]

She received the Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden, sending her through to the semifinals.[10] She won her semifinal on 2 June and competed in the final, finishing in ninth place.[11]

Stage Song Original Artist Date Episode Result
Audition "Never Enough" Loren Allred April 16, 2022 1 Advanced Direct to Semi Finals
(Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer)
Semi Finals "You Say" Lauren Daigle June 2, 2022 12 Advanced To Final
(1st Place)
Grand Final "Last Thing I'll Ever Need" Loren Allred June 5, 2022 14 Finalist (9th Place)

On January 27, 2023, the “World of Color – One” for Disney 100 debuted at Disneyland featuring the new original song “Start a Wave” featuring Allred[12] and written by Grammy-nominated artist Cody Fry.

In July 2023, Allred announced she would be joining Andrea Bocelli and David Foster for select performances throughout Europe, starting in late July 2023, according to Allred and Foster's Instagram.

In December 2023, Allred was announced as the performer of the theme song, "No Promises to Keep", for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth at The Game Awards 2023, which also featured a performance of the song.[13]

In January 2024, Allred was featured as a contestant on America's Got Talent: Fantasy League at Cowell's invitation, performing a new arrangement of "Never Enough". She was among contestants selected to continue in the competition after that initial performance. She was eliminated at the end of the first semi-final of the competition, after singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".[14]


Songs performed on The Voice[edit]

  • "You Know I'm No Good"
  • "All Around the World"
  • "Need You Now"
  • "When Love Takes Over"


As single artist
Title Year Album
"This Summer" 2020 Non-album singles
"Last Thing I’ll Ever Need" 2022
"No Promises to Keep"[15] 2024 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Original Soundtrack (short version only)

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"This Is Love"
(Hardwell and Kaaze featuring Loren Allred)[16]
2018 Non-album single

Other charted and certified songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions and available certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Never Enough 2017 88 39 97 [A] 81 24 The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Never Enough (Reprise)"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Better This Way"
(Joey Contreras featuring Loren Allred)[26]
2014 Young Kind of Love
"Single City"
(Michael Mott featuring Loren Allred)[27]
2017 Abandoned Heart
"Ordinary Day"
(Loren Allred)[28]
2018 So Much to Say: Songs for Everytown
"Help Me Make It Through the Night"
(Michael Bublé featuring Loren Allred)[29]


  1. ^ "Never Enough" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 5 on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[22]


  1. ^ Jones, John (2022-04-16). "Britain's Got Talent: Who is singer Loren Alldred?". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2023-04-09.
  2. ^ a b Hayes, Heather (January 18, 2018). "Discover Utah's Loren Allred, the voice behind the hit song 'Never Enough' from 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack". Deseret News. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh native Loren Allred advances on 'The Voice'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  4. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard.com.
  5. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2017-12-31). "The Critical Sin of 'The Greatest Showman': It's Defiantly Uncool". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  6. ^ "Tweets". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  7. ^ "Michael Bublé - Help Me Make It Through The Night (feat. Loren Allred) [ Track by Track]". Retrieved 2021-09-13 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Andrea Bocelli on Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  9. ^ Johnson, Lottie Elizabeth (June 17, 2022). "You know the song, you don't know the singer. She's trying to change that". Deseret News. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Frost, Caroline (April 17, 2022). "Watch: Britain's Got Talent Judges Wowed As Contestant Reveals She Was Greatest Showman Original Singer". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  11. ^ "BGT on Twitter: "Loren Allred is the winner of tonight's Semi-Final, as chosen by you guys at home. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us next! #BGT #BritainsGotTalent…". Archived from the original on 2 June 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  12. ^ Adams, Heather (2023-01-06). "First Look at World of Color – ONE for Disney100". WDW Magazine. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  13. ^ "Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth has a new theme song by Nobuo Uematsu". Eurogamer.net. 2023-12-08. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  14. ^ Goldstein, Joelle (2023-01-15). "'AGT': Singer Whose Voice Was Featured on The Greatest Showman's Powerhouse Ballad Gets Her Moment to Shine". People Magazine. Retrieved 2024-01-17.
  15. ^ "Final Fantasy VII Rebirth "No Promises To Keep" CD Pre-Orders". 2024-02-19. Retrieved 2024-03-13.
  16. ^ "This Is Love feat. Loren Allred (Extended Mix) by Hardwell, KAAZE, Loren Allred on Beatport". beatport.com.
  17. ^ Chart positions breakdown for the United States:
  18. ^ Chart positions breakdown for Ireland:
  19. ^ Chart positions breakdown for France:
  20. ^ Chart positions breakdown for Spain:
  21. ^ Chart positions breakdown for the United Kingdom:
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 8, 2018.
  23. ^ a b "British single certifications – Loren Allred". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 23, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Type Loren Allred in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  24. ^ "American certifications – Loren Allred". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "Italian single certifications – Loren Allred" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved August 30, 2021. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Loren Allred" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  26. ^ "Young Kind of Love, by Joey Contreras". Joey Contreras Music. Archived from the original on 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  27. ^ "Abandoned Heart by Michael Mott on Amazon Music - Amazon.co.uk". amazon.co.uk.
  28. ^ "So Much To Say". Broadway Records. Archived from the original on 2019-12-06. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  29. ^ "Help Me Make It Through the Night (feat. Loren Allred)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 14 April 2021.

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