Visiting Artist Series: Lennon Stella

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Event Dates
Wednesday / September 23, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

The Berklee Visiting Artist Series is a live, interactive forum featuring some of today's most innovative professional performers and creators. These moderated discussions will focus on the topics of artistry, entrepreneurship, and social justice, and students will have the opportunity to actively participate by posing questions directly to guests. This event features a live interview with Lennon Stella, moderated by Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department.

Lennon Stella is an Ontario-born, Nashville-based singer, songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist. She gained nearly half a billion streams in a year, and was listed among Refinery29’s “Young Celebrities to Watch in 2019," Teen Vogue’s “16 Musicians You Need to Be Listening to in 2019,” and Amazon Music’s 2020 Artists to Watch. Stella rose to popularity at age 12 as part of Lennon & Maisy, performing alongside her younger sister, Maisy. Gaining national attention with a 2012 cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” Lennon & Maisy achieved viral popularity to the tune of 100 million-plus YouTube views and just shy of 800,000 subscribers. Stella went on to star in the ABC/CMT series Nashville as Maddie Conrad for six years. In 2018, she lent her voice to Jonas Blue’s “Polaroid” with Liam Payne, which clocked 200 million total streams. Kickstarting her solo career, the songstress introduced a singular style on her 2018 EP, Love, Me. It reached the top five on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart as the single “La Di Da” amassed more than 90 million Spotify streams and counting. After selling out dates on her first North American headline tour, she shared the stage with Anne-Marie and recently supported the Chainsmokers and 5SOS. She also lent her voice to “Takeaway” by the Chainsmokers and Illenium, which received more than 100 million Spotify streams and 37 million views in under eight weeks. Most recently, Stella released "Summer Feelings” featuring Charlie Puth as part of the Scoob! soundtrack. She released her debut album in April 2020.

How to Participate

RSVP in the Berklee Career Manager. Once you are registered, we will send you a link to access the Zoom webinar 24 hours before the event. 


Faculty and staff who wish to attend the event may request access. For questions, please contact Liza Levy, talent relations manager. 

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