“The Adele of the preschool crowd.” – The New York Times
Bestselling, award-winning children's recording artist Laurie Berkner is widely recognized as the uncrowned queen of children’s music. Laurie's albums, released on her own label, have been best sellers on a chart typically dominated by movie soundtracks and major label compilations. Her debut DVD, which went quadruple platinum, was the first-ever indie children’s music DVD to enter Billboard’s Top Music Video chart at #1. Laurie’s tenth album, a two-disc set titled Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs, released in October 2015, sold in the top 10% of all kids’ albums in its very first week. Her latest album, Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes, was released in September 2017 to critical and commercial success.
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started marketing her music twenty years ago from her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the “kindie” music genre and was crowned “the undisputed queen of kindie rock” by USA Today. The Wall Street Journal noted “Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”