Alix Lapri - Wikipedia
Alix Lapri
Alexus Lapri Geier (born November 6, 1996), known professionally as Alix Lapri, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Topeka, Lapri participated in many talent shows in her youth. She later moved with her family to Atlanta for greater opportunities and to focus on her advancement of a career in entertainment.
Alix Lapri
BornNovember 6, 1996 (age 24)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation
Singersongwriteractress
Musical career
Genres
Pop R&B
Instruments
Vocals
Years active2008–present
Labels
Crown World Entertainment
Lapri signed with Crown World Entertainment in 2011, and had become friends Jacob Latimore, as they were signed to the same production company. They released many song covers together, including that of "My Boo", a song by both Usher and Alicia Keys. In 2012, Lapri released her first extended play titled "I Am Alix Lapri". The EP was released free of charge for download on multiple media outlets, and was met with positive reviews from various demographics.
She began her acting career in 2012, guest starring on a few episodes of Reed Between the Lines as Nataya. Following this, she has also had roles on shows such as Red Band Society (2014), as Quinby, and in major motion films such as Den of Thieves (2018), as Maloa.
Life and career
2003–2010: Early life and career beginnings
Alexus Lapri Geier was born November 6, 1996, in Topeka, Kansas to her mother, Lynn Geier.[1] The oldest out of three children, Lapri had begun taking an interest in music at an early age.
2011–13: Beginning of an acting career and I Am Alix Lapri
In July 2011, Lapri released a remixed cover of Jawan Harris's song, "Keisha", which featured Tyga, titled "Forget Keisha".[2][3] The song was widely popular on BET's 106 & Park, and Lapri both found his voice to be breathtaking and had been a huge fan of him, in which, this caused her to record the remix.[4] Her remix found success across his fan base, and she gained a considerable amount of recognition from it. The following month, she and label mate, Jacob Latimore, recorded a cover of the Alicia Keys and Usher song, "My Boo".[5] In December, Lapri was featured on Jawan Harris’ "It’s On!" mixtape. On this mixtape, she recorded a remix cover of Big Sean’s Marvin & Chardonnay with Issa, which was age-friendly renamed to "Chris Brown and Kool-Aid".[6][7]
In January 2012, she was featured on Issa's mixtape, King Issa, on a track titled Arriven.[8][9] In July, Lapri released her first EP titled "I Am Alix Lapri".[10][11] The extended play was released free of charge for download on multiple media outlets, and was met with generally positive reviews. Crown World Entertainment announced the No. 1 Girl Power Tour, which would have featured Lapri, Cymia, HiRiz and Kourtney Heart as performers.[12] The tour was cancelled before any tour dates were released, for unforeseen reasons. In October, she appeared on season one of BET's Reed Between the Lines as Nataya, alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.[13]
In November, Alix sang the National Anthem at the WNBA Atlanta Dream playoff game against the Indiana Fever. She was also featured on Jacob Latimore's "This Is Me" mixtape, on the sixth track listed song, "Clique", which featured Lapri and Justin Martin.[14] Latimore, Lapri, and Martin were the first entertainers to be signed to Crown World Entertainment. In December, she was featured on the cover of Sesi Magazine.[15] Also, she and Rick of Bluff City recorded a cover of "Nobody's Business", a Rihanna and Chris Brown song. The video was sequentially released that following week.[16] In May 2013, Lapri was featured on the cover of G3 Magazine.[17] She also starred in Standing Up, a film about two kids who befriend each other after being left nude in a lake as victims of a summer camp prank.[18] They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before. She played the role of Tiwana, and the film was released in August.
2014–present: New music and Den Of Thieves
In 2014, Lapri starred guest starred in Red Band Society as Quinby, on the episode titled, "There's No Place Like Homecoming". Quinby was a passive aggressive teenager that had befriended Emma, a patient, at her first school dance.[19][20] She also played the role of Brittany in Core: A Short Film About Bullying, which was filmed two years prior to its release in 2014. In 2015, Jacob Latimore and Lapri released a cover of Rae Sremmurd's "Throw Summo".[21][22] She released a cover for "Wish Your Love Away" by Brandy. He and Lapri also attended the 2015 Kids Choice Awards together, where she spoke about her large YouTube fan base, and how she was finding a new sound for herself and her music.[23][24] She covered Cher Lloyd's With Ur Love, and sequentially released a music video for it. In 2016, Lapri released a song with Brandon Rossi, titled "5 Mo Minutes".[25] The song is a single from a new body new music that Lapri is working on. She also released a cover for Too Good, a single by Drake.
In 2017, it was announced that Lapri would be joining alongside Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker in Downsized, which is focused on Ebony (Nicole) and Michael (Boris) being forced into a modern "shotgun" wedding after becoming teenage parents, ultimately putting their personal goals to the side to support their family.[26][27] In the end, the two sweethearts manage to overcome the odds and negative stereotypes, establishing an ideal life for themselves. It was also announced that Lapri would be starring alongside Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, playing the role of Maloa, in the movie production Den of Thieves. Den of Thieves follows a thief getting trapped between two sets of criminals while planning a bank heist, and is set to be released January 19, 2018.
Filmography
Film
YearTitleRoleNotesRef
2013Standing UpTiwanaSupporting role[28]
2014Core: A Short Film About BullyingBrittanyMain role[29][30]
2017DownsizedMadisonMain Role[31][32]
2018Den of ThievesMaloaSupporting role[33]
Television
YearTitleRoleNotesRef
2012Reed Between the LinesNataya3 episodes[34]
2014Red Band SocietyQuinby1 episode[35][36]
2019PowerEffie4 episodes
2020-presentPower Book II: GhostEffieMain role
Music videos
YearArtistSong
2011Jacob Latimore"Camera Phone"
2012Jacob Latimore"Like Em All"
References
  1. ^ "Two major labels negotiating to sign 11-year-old". CJ Online. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "[New Music Exclusive] @AlixLapri x @Tyga x @SongwriterTC "Forget Keisha"". Stuff Fly People Like. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alix Lapri – Forget Keisha (Ft. Tyga)". YouTube. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alix Lapri Bio". Kidz World. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jacob Latimore & Alix Lapri – My Boo (Cover)". Singers Room. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "IT'S ON! (THE MIXTAPE) JAWAN HARRIS". Dat Piff. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jawan Harris – Chris Brown & Kool-Aid ft. Issa & Alix Lapri". YouTube. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Issa – Arriven feat. Alix Lapri (King Issa mixtape)". YouTube. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "MUSIC VIDEO: Issa feat. Alix Lapri – Arriven". Pretty Girls Sweat. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Alix Lapri – I Am Alix Lapri". Singers Room. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Fly EP: Alix Lapri – 'I Am Alix Lapri'". Stuff Fly People Like. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ALIX LAPRI! #1 GIRL POWER TOUR!". Crown World Entertainment. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  13. ^ "Alix LaPri Talks to Teens". tscpl.org. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jacob Latimore – Clique (Feat. Alix Lapri & Justin Martin)". Live Mixtapes. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Winter 2012: Alix Lapri + Holiday Beauty + More". Ssi Magazine. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  16. ^ "Alix Lapri Ft. Rick – (cover) Nobody's Business by: Rihanna ft. Chris Brown". YouTube. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "G3 Magazine Issue 41 (Alix Lapri Cover)". G3 Magazine. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "ALEXUS LAPRI GEIER". Metacritic. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  19. ^ "Season 1 "There's No Place Like Homecoming"". Recap Guide. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  20. ^ "There's No Place Like Homecoming". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  21. ^ "Throw Summo (Remix)". Digital Dripped. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  22. ^ "Rae Sremmurd Throw Summo Remix ft.Jacob Latimore & Alix Lapri". SoundCloud. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  23. ^ "Jacob Latimore and Alix Lapri Kids Choice Awards Interview". YouTube. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  24. ^ "28th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards". Getty Images. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  25. ^ "5 Mo Mins- Alix Lapri Feat Brandon Rossi". SoundCloud. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  26. ^ "Our Set Visit to TV One's New Film 'Downsized'". Jubille Magazine. Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  27. ^ "Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker 'Downsized'". First Lady B. Retrieved May 29, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "STANDING UP CAST". Movie Web. Retrieved April 26, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  29. ^ ""CORE" is a short film about bullying...coming March 2013...with an awesome cast that includes ME!". Facebook. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  30. ^ ""CORE" Trailer". Vimeo. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  31. ^ "RAYCORNELIUS.COM VISITS THE SET OF TV ONE'S 'DOWNSIZED' [PHOTOS]". Ray Cornelius. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  32. ^ "SNEAK PREVIEW OF TV-ONES DOWNSIZED FT. BORIS KOJOE AND ARI NICOLE PARKER". Kiwi The Beauty. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  33. ^ "Den of Thieves (2018) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  34. ^ "Alix Lapri". Astro Factor. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  35. ^ "Red Band Society Spoilers: "There's No Place Like Homecoming" Description". KSITETV. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  36. ^ "Red Band Society Full Cast and Credits". Hollywood. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
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