Lauren Spencer-Smith (born September 28, 2003) is a British-born Canadian singer-songwriter from Vancouver Island. She appeared as a contestant on the 18th season of American Idol in 2020, placing in the top 20 in the competition.
Her 2019 album Unplugged, Vol. 1 was a Juno Award nominee for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2020.
In 2022, Spencer-Smith became further known internationally when her self-released song “Fingers Crossed” reached the top 20 in numerous countries, including the US, and peaked within the top 10 of the charts in numerous countries including Australia, New Zealand and Spencer-Smith’s native United Kingdom. This was on the back of a demo of the song going viral on TikTok. Spencer-Smith’s rise to popularity and success on social media has been compared to that of American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo. She subsequently released her song “Flowers”, which has also charted in many countries.