Lauren Allred is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. In 2014, she was a 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 Greatest Showman Project. The film’s soundtrack and song were successful, going platinum, and the soundtrack topped the January 2018 Billboard albums chart.
Allred’s vocal performance of “Never Enough” received widespread acclaim. Variety stated that her “flamboyant” performance would “amaze you”; Jared just called it “The Next Level”. American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson covered The Greatest Showman: Reimagined and praised Allred on Twitter for performing the song. Other notable artists who have since covered the song include Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Katherine McPhee, Maria Simorangkir, Jonah Virai and Morissette.. “Never Enough” has inspired thousands of covers in music competitions and in in social networks.
In early 2019, Allred joined Michael Bublé’s album Love for the duet “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”.
Allred joined Andrea Bocelli for select performances on his 2021 US tour. In an advertisement for the tour, he said, “If an artist wants to move the listener, he or she must say something powerful and persuasive through singing. This is something that comes from experience and understanding: it is an inner wealth that you can acquire. Lauren Allred is a perfect example of this: her richly nuanced voice, expressiveness and ability to communicate describe and celebrate the beauty that she has managed to nurture in herself. A versatile musician, trained in the arts, I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when we first sang together in Saudi Arabia. I am delighted that I will soon be able to return to the stage with Lauren in the great country that is her homeland and my adopted homeland.”