Laarni Lozada, born Laarni Losala, is a Filipino pop, ballad, classical, and soul singer. She is the winner of Pinoy Dream Academy (Season 2), Philippine franchise of Endemol’s Star Academy garnering more than 100,000 votes over the votes obtained by her closest contender Bugoy Drillon.
Upon learning about new season of Pinoy Dream Academy, Laarni decided to audition. An inspirational song, "Lead Me Lord, " earned for her the 15th slot after a long process of elimination. After 13 weeks in the academy, Laarni was hailed the Grand Star Dreamer on September 14, 2008 at the Cuneta Astrodome. At the end of the show’s two-night finale, she garnered 651,696 votes (100% of the total votes). On October 9, 2008, she and Phillip Nolasco, Little Grand Star Dreamer, received the keys to their new houses in Binangonan, Rizal and one million pesos as their prize for winning the competition.
Her musical influences include Celine Dion , Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Charlotte Church , Regine Velasquez, Lea Salonga, Lani Misalucha, Charice Pempengco, Sarah Geronimo , Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera and Jed Madela.
Her first single, Manalig Ka, was written by Ryan Cayabyab. It is included in the Top 10 scholar’s album, namely Scholar’s Sing Cayabyab. The album Scholar’s Sing Cayabyab has been certified with a gold award.
Laarni is currently preparing to take part in the Star Magic World Tour, which would bring her the US, Canada and Dubai together with the biggest stars of ABS-CBN’s talent arm, Star Magic. Laarni is the endorser of Dibuho Clothing Apparel and Black Beauty Shampoo.
- Birth name : Laarni Losala
- Born : June 23, 1985
- Origin : Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines
- Genres : Pop, Ballad, Rock, Classical
- Occupations : Singer
- Instruments : Vocals
- Years active : 2008 – present
- Labels : Star Records
- 2008 : Laarni Lozada
- 2008 : Scholars Sing Cayabyab