Lauren Jauregui 'Growing Up': How Her Grandma Encouraged Her Life-Changing 'X Factor' Audition

In the latest episode of Billboard's 'Growing Up' series, Lauren Jauregui praised her grandmother for pushing her to pursue her musical dreams since she was little.

9/25/2021 10:00:00 PM

Lauren Jauregui cannot thank her grandma enough for inspiring her to follow her dreams of becoming an artist in the recent episode of Billboard's series 'Growing Up'.

In the latest episode of Billboard's 'Growing Up' series, Lauren Jauregui praised her grandmother for pushing her to pursue her musical dreams since she was little.

as he called said it"one of my favorite auditions." She remembered walking out of the audition with her father when two girls who had heard her sing told her that they'd follow her journey as an artist and asked her for her autograph. But Cowell had made it clear during season three of 

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The X Factor that he wanted to discover a girl group, or, essentially, the female version of One Direction. Joining Camila Cabello, Normani, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane wasn't part of Jauregui's original plan, but the growing pains she experienced were vital to her journey.

"At first, I was like, 'I'm not supposed to be here.' I'm just gonna be straight up. It was just about intentionality of what I had envisioned for myself," she admits about joining 5H, clarifying that she didn't want to come off in an"arrogant" way."Being in that group taught me a lot. And at the time, I didn't understand what it was teaching me because I had to go through it. I had like a huge ego death in that group. A lot of lessons on hard work, a lot of lessons about burnout, how to navigate from a place of heart and stay true to myself through noise and through challenges ... And I don't think I had the strength at 16 to have done it on my own." headtopics.com

She previously toldin an exclusive interview about her upcoming debut solo album Prelude, which she will be presenting for the very first time during a special global livestream performance via Moment House on Oct. 14 and 15. Jauregui said she learned about her own resilience, inner strength and power through the process of writing songs on the album, something she was never given the opportunity to explore until 5H went on an indefinite hiatus in 2018.

"That conversation was the unlock moment for me where I felt myself free up. I felt the energy of a new beginning, and then that allowed me to write again, 'cause I had not written any music while I was at Fifth Harmony at all," she says in her latest interview."I really had disconnected from Lauren as an artist, like Lauren as a songwriter. I had just become Lauren the pop star that would show up and do her job. I got to move into a new reality and space of self-exploration that I started sonically and then had to dive into mentally."

Watch Jauregui's"Growing Up" episode above. Read more: billboard »

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