Lauren Evans (born February 3, 1981) is an American singer and platinum-selling songwriter. She is an ASCAP Award Winner and has written hit singles for Alexandra Burke, Monrose, Jordin Sparks, and Camila. As a songwriter, Evans has achieved five platinum certifications and two gold certifications in six countries.

Lauren Evans
Background information
Born (1981-02-03) February 3, 1981 (age 43)
OriginLos Angeles, US
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1997–present

Early life


Evans grew up in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of a pastor, John Evans, of Promise Keepers and Maranatha! Music; a Christian record label for which she has recorded several popular songs for. Evans' cover of "You're Worthy of My Praise" became an oft-played radio hit for the label.



Lauren's music career got an early start from working with production duo Buster & Shavoni who featured her on DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt soundtrack under the pseudonym Christian. "Didn't I," co-written by Evans, earned her a 1999 Stellar Award nomination for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. Collaborating with producer Rex Rideout, another of her compositions "Brighter Days" was featured in the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations.

Evans has also made her success on TV, contributing her vocals featured on Disney Channel projects such as That's So Raven,[1] The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, Jump In, Cory in the House. Lauren was also the singing voice behind 4KidsTV's animated series Bratz. Lauren's work on the series was released in 2006 as the compilation album Bratz: Genie Magic on Hip-O/Universal Music.

Over the years, Evans also became an in-demand session vocalist appearing on recordings by Yolanda Adams,[2] Natasha Bedingfield,[1] Corbin Bleu, Boney James, Will Downing,[1] Mick Fleetwood, Heather Headley,[3] Chaka Khan,[4] The Isley Brothers, Ledisi,[1] Latoya London, Barry Manilow, Nicole C. Mullen,[1] Mýa, Ruben Studdard,[1] Paul Taylor,[1] Luther Vandross,[1][5] Vanessa Williams,[1] Charlie Wilson[6] and the soundtrack of High School Musical 2.[1] In 2022, she supported Tears for Fears on stage in the US.[7]

To date, Lauren has made her biggest impact to date as a songwriter. Several songs wrote for the NBC soap opera Passions led to two Emmy Award nominations for Evans.[8] She has also worked with producers such as Robbie Nevil,, Rex Rideout, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins,[9] J.R. Rotem[10] and others.

Evans co-wrote the hit single "One Step at a Time" for American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, which was a Top 20 hit in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. She has also scored worldwide hits with German pop trio Monrose's "Even Heaven Cries" (which peaked the Top 10 on the Official German Charts) and British X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys"; which hit No. 1 on the Official UK Charts and went on to be nominated for 'Best British Single' at the 2010 BRIT Awards, as well as receiving a Platinum certification by the BPI.

Awards and nominations


Stellar Awards


The Stellar Awards is a Gospel Music Awards in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music artists, writers, and industry professionals. Chicago based production company Central City Productions Inc. spearheaded by founder, chairman & CEO Don Jackson, has produced the show since its inception in 1985.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 Lauren Evans (Credited as 'Christian')[11] Contemporary Female Vocalist of The Year Nominated

Daytime Emmy Awards


The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 "Momma, Gotta Let Her Go" (Passions)[12] Outstanding Original Song Nominated
"Last Piece of My Heart" (Passions) Nominated

BRIT Awards


The BRIT Awards (sometimes stylised as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 "Bad Boys" (Alexandra Burke)[13] Best British Single Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards


A Latin Grammy Award is an award by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 "Decidiste Dejarme" (Camila)[14] Song of The Year Nominated

Billboard Latin Music Awards


The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. The Billboard awards are the Latin music industry's longest running and most prestigious award.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 "Decidiste Dejarme" (Camila)[15] Latin Pop Song of The Year Nominated

ASCAP Latin Music Awards


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly. ASCAP honors its top members in a series of annual awards shows in seven music categories: pop, rhythm and soul, film and television, Latin, country, Christian, and concert music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015 "Decidiste Dejarme" (Camila)[16] Pop Category Won


  • 2024: Affirmations: Book 1 [17]

Guest features


Below is a list of songs that feature Lauren Evans as lead vocalist.

  • 1999: Lauren Evans (credited as Christian) – "Didn't I"
  • 2003: Maranatha! Music – "You're Worthy of My Praise”
  • 2003: Lauren Evans (credited as Char) - "Girlfriend"
  • 2005: The Avila Brothers – "Play For Me”
  • 2005: Paul Taylor – "Anything You Say”
  • 2006: Andrae Crouch – "Yes Lord”
  • 2007: Paul Taylor – "A Love of Your Own”
  • 2009: The Latin Project – "Onda”
  • 2010: Mike Phillips – "Time of Your Life”
  • 2014: Armin van Buuren – "Alone"
  • 2015: Elektrik Hearts – "Maybe Tonight"
  • 2015: Shaan – "Light up the world"
  • 2016: Antillas & Alpha Force – "The Love"
  • 2018: Black Eyed PeasGet Ready

Songwriting credits


Below is a selective list of songs written or co-written by Lauren Evans.

Year Song Artist Album
1999 Didn't I Christian The Prince of Egypt (Inspirational)
2004 Unexpectedly Maysa Smooth Sailing
2006 Shine Boney James Shine
2007 Even Heaven Cries Monrose Temptation
Long Distance Relationship Paul Taylor Ladies' Choice
2008 One Step at a Time Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks
No Man, No Cry Kelly Rowland Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe
Take Control Jeff Lorber Heard That
This Anchor Holds Fady Maalouf Blessed
2009 Bad Boys Alexandra Burke Overcome
Breathless Vanessa Williams The Real Thing
2010 Strobelight Kimberley Locke Non-album Single
Dream Awake Jennifer Rush Now Is the Hour
Just This Way
Fingerprint Charice Charice
Tempted By Your Touch Joana Zimmer Miss JZ
Time of My Life Mike Phillips M.P.3
2011 Free Mandisa What If We Were Real
Sleepwalking Howie D. Back to Me
In Your Own World Dionne Bromfield Good for the Soul
Limbo (leak) JoJo Jumping Trains (unreleased)
Light Me Up KeKe Wyatt Unbelievable
2012 Mr. Supafly R&B Divas
Chains Chris Rene I'm Right Here
2013 Did I Lose You Giorgia & Olly Murs Senza paura (Giorgia album), Right Place Right Time (Olly Murs album)
2014 I'm So Excited Anja Nissen Non-album Single
Alone Armin Van Buuren Intense
Decidiste Dejarme Camila Elypse
Hey Boy Goapele Strong As Glass
My Love
This Little Light Jennifer McGill Jennifer McGill
2016 Glory to Glory Bethel Music Have It All
2017 Come Along Asia Monet Non-Album Single
Cuando Gane la Distancia Alejandro Fernández Rompiendo Fronteras
2018 Mistakes Influence Music Touching Heaven
Constant Pt. 1 & 2 Black Eyed Peas Masters of the Sun Vol. 1
Get Ready
Even More MAJOR. Even More

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lauren Evans on Barnes & Noble
  2. ^ Yolanda Adams: Day By Day
  3. ^ Heather Headley – In My Mind
  4. ^ "Chaka Khan – Funk This". Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  5. ^ Luther Vandross
  6. ^ Charlie Wilson – "Uncle Charlie"
  7. ^ The Prog Report, Concert Review: Tears For Fears & Garbage – West Palm Beach, FL – June 9th, 2022
  8. ^ "Lauren Evans". Auburn Moon Agency. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
  9. ^ "Musicians Institute". Archived from the original on August 3, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  10. ^ "Hurricane – Lauren Evans, produced by J.R. Rotem". Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  11. ^ 15th Annual Stellar Award Winners
  13. ^ Brit Awards nominations 2010: full list
  14. ^ 15 Annual Latin Grammy Awards Nominations
  15. ^ Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards
  16. ^ 23rd Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards
  17. ^ "Wednesday Roundups #59: 30 Albums/EPs You Should Listen to In Your Spare Time". July 1, 2024. Retrieved July 12, 2024.