Originally earning notice as a model, Charlotte Lawrence turned her attention to moody electro-pop in the mid-2010s, but it was her slow-burning rendition of the Grease standard "You're the One That I Want" that made her a viral sensation in 2017. She quickly capitalized on its success by releasing the digital singles "Seventeen" and "Sleep Talking."
The daughter of actress Christa Miller, who is best known for the sitcoms The Drew Carey Show and Scrubs, and TV producer Bill Lawrence, who created Scrubs and co-created Spin City and Cougar Town, Lawrence was born on June 8, 2000. She began modeling as a teenager. Her first major gig was for Chanel, which led to her landing spots in Vogue and Galore. Around the same time, she started her musical career, releasing the digital single "The Finish Line" in 2014. A second single, "Ever After," appeared in 2015.
Lawrence received her first big boost as a singer when Natalie Maines invited her to perform with the Dixie Chicks at the Hollywood Bowl in 2016. Early in 2017, Lawrence released her simmering version of "You're the One That I Want," and its viral success helped push her into the spotlight. She signed to Human Re Sources and released two additional singles, "Seventeen" and "Sleep Talking," by the end of the year, with "Keep Me Up" and "Young and Reckless" arriving in 2018. Another stand-alone single, ""Why Do You Love Me," followed in 2019. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine