Heather Bright

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Heather Bright
Birth name Heather Dawn Bright
Also known as Bright Lights
Born 1982
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Genres Electro house, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Heather Dawn Bright, born 1982, also known by her stage name Bright Lights, is an American recording artist and songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Bright moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2001 to pursue a recording career at Berklee College of Music.[1] In 2005, she was chosen to appear as a contestant on the UPN reality TV series Road To Stardom with Missy Elliott, where she competed for a recording contract. She was kicked off the show during the first episode.[2] Following her appearance on the show, Bright left Berklee College of Music and moved to New York City where she began her career as a songwriter.[3]

2009-present: songwriting career and debut album[edit]

Bright's first release came in 2009 with Ashley Tisdale's "Hot Mess" off her second studio album Guilty Pleasure.[4][not in citation given] Guilty Pleasure debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 charts.[5] She went on to write for a host of other artists[6] including Britney Spears,[7][8][broken citation] Usher,[9] Toni Braxton,[10] The Wanted,[11] Far East Movement,[12] Karmin,[13] and Allison Iraheta.[14][15] Her most successful song to date is Justin Bieber's single "Somebody To Love"[citation needed] which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts[16] and reached Top 10 in Canada.[17] "Somebody To Love" was the second single off Bieber's album, My World 2.0. In addition to her songwriting career, she is also a vocalist in the electro/house genre.[18] Her first artist release came in 2010 with producer Justin Michael.[citation needed] The song, "Trouble," was released through Ultra Records and garnered the "hot shot debut" on the Billboard dance charts, eventually peaking at #22.[19] She has since written and recorded several hits in the dance field including Zedd's "Stars Come Out," Porter Robinson's "Language", Bingo Players' "Don't Blame the Party (Mode)", Savoy's "We Are the Sun," and Flinch's "Light It Up."[20]

She has performed at many dance venues and festivals around the country including Ultra Music Festival[21] and Electric Daisy Carnival.[22] Currently[when?], she is working on her debut album; the project is called Bright Lights.

Discography[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Dance
[23]
NL
[24]
UK
[25]
UK Dance
[26]
2010 "Trouble"
(Justin Michael featuring Heather Bright)
24
2011 "Stars Come Out"
(Zedd featuring Heather Bright)
2012 "Don't Blame the Party (Mode)"
(Bingo Players featuring Heather Bright)
55
"We Are the Sun"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"More"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"So Bad"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"Light It Up"
(Flinch featuring Heather Bright)
"I Dare You"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"Language"
(Porter Robinson)
9 3
"Follow You Down"
(Zedd featuring Bright Lights)
2013 "Never Say Goodbye"
(Hardwell & Dyro featuring Bright Lights)
64 144 23
"Escape"
(3LAU, Paris & Simo featuring Bright Lights)
"Ghost"
(Pink is Punk & Benny Benassi featuring Bright Lights)
2014 "How You Love Me"
(3LAU featuring Bright Lights)
"Dear Life"
(Dannic featuring Bright Lights)
"Where Are You Now"
(Zeds Dead featuring Bright Lights)
"Somehow"
(Dash Berlin & 3LAU featuring Bright Lights)
"Let Me Be Your Home"
(Hardwell featuring Bright Lights)
2014 "How To Break A Heart"
(HiFi & John Lakke featuring Bright Lights)

Writing credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2009 Ashley Tisdale Hot Mess Guilty Pleasure
Justin Bieber Somebody To Love My World 2.0
2010 Fantasia Even Angels Back To Me
Far East Movement Don’t Look Now Free Wired
Toni Braxton Hands Tied Pulse
2011 Britney Spears Trouble For Me[7] Femme Fatale
Karmin Crash Your Party Crash Your Party - Single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alum Notes". berklee.edu. 
  2. ^ "The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott" 2005
  3. ^ Zahn, Lily "Bright Ideas", "ASCAP Radar Report" 15 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Ashley Tisdale "Hot Mess"". allmusic.com. 
  5. ^ "Guilty Pleasure - Ashley Tisdale"
  6. ^ "ASCAP "Bright Ideas"". ascap.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Britney Spears Didn't Write Femme Fatale Tracks: Does It Matter?". mtv.com. 
  8. ^ "Justin Bieber, Looking for "Somebody to Love"?". newheightsent.com. 
  9. ^ "Somebody to Love". allmusic.com. 
  10. ^ "Toni Braxton "Hands Tied"". mtv.com. 
  11. ^ "The Wanted "Last to Know"". www.billboard.com. 
  12. ^ "FM ft. Keri Hilson "Free Download of the Week"". Stereotypesonline.com. 
  13. ^ "New Music: Karmin's single "Crash Your Party" Comes Out Today!". twistmagazine.com. 
  14. ^ "Allison Iraheta's 'Just Like You': Track-by-track". usatoday.com. 1 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "UK Charts - Heather Bright". UK-Charts.com. 
  16. ^ "Justin Bieber album and song chart history". billboard.com. 
  17. ^ "Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber". billboard.com. 
  18. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs"
  19. ^ "Heather Bright Featured". beatport.com. 
  20. ^ "Live Sets from Ultra Music Festival 2012" "The Dankles" 28 March 2012.
  21. ^ "EDC 2012 Bingo Players ft. Heather Bright". edc2012.com. 
  22. ^ "Justin Michael ft. Heather Bright, Billboard Dance/Club Play Charts". billboard.com. 
  23. ^ "Heather Bright - Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  24. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  25. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK: