Lights discography

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Lights discography
A woman surrounded by keyboards, singing into a microphone.
Lights performing at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on in 2011
Releases
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
EPs 4
Singles 15
Music videos 14
Other appearances 12

The discography of Lights, a Canadian electropop singer-songwriter, consists of two studio albums, one compilation album, four extended plays, fourteen singles (including four as a featured performer) and fourteen music videos. Lights began her career as a songwriter, penning songs for the television program Instant Star.[1] She released a self-titled EP in 2008 on the independent record label Underground Operations. Two singles, "Drive My Soul" and "February Air", were released from the EP: "Drive My Soul" reached number 18 on the Canadian singles chart and was certified gold by Music Canada (MC).[2][3]

Lights' debut studio album, The Listening, was released in September 2009. It reached number seven on the Canadian albums chart and was certified gold by MC.[3][4] Three singles were released from the album: "Saviour", "Ice" and "Second Go". In early 2010, Lights collaborated with various Canadian musicians on the charity single "Wavin' Flag" which reached number one in Canada and was certified triple platinum by MC.[5][6]

Siberia, her second studio album, was released in October 2011. Featuring collaborations with Holy Fuck and Shad, it peaked at number three in Canada and was certified gold by MC.[3][4] The album produced four singles, "Everybody Breaks a Glass", "Toes", "Banner" and "Timing is Everything". A compilation album, Siberia Acoustic, followed in April 2013. Preceded by the single "Cactus in the Valley" with Owl City, the album reached number seven in Canada.[4]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[4]
GRC
[7]
US
[2]
The Listening 7 34 129
Siberia
  • Released: October 4, 2011 (CAN)[9]
  • Labels: Universal, Last Gang (Q201356)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
3 47
Little Machines
  • Released: September 23, 2014 (CAN)[10]
  • Labels: Universal, Warner
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
To be released
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[2]
US
[2]
Siberia Acoustic
  • Released: April 30, 2013 (CAN)[11]
  • Labels: Universal, Last Gang (Q201460)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DD
7 86
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[2]
US
[2]
Lights
Acoustic
  • Released: July 20, 2010 (CAN)[13]
  • Labels: Sire, Universal (0252743987)
  • Formats: CD, DD
7 122
Siberia (Remixed)
  • Released: February 28, 2012 (CAN)[14]
  • Label: Last Gang
  • Format: DD
iTunes Session
  • Released: April 3, 2012 (CAN)[15]
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: DD
52
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[16]
"Drive My Soul" 2008 18 Lights and The Listening
"February Air" 90
"Saviour" 2009 38 The Listening
"Ice" 65
"Second Go" 2010 54
"My Boots" 56 N/A
"Everybody Breaks a Glass"
(featuring Holy Fuck and Shad)
2011 79 Siberia
"Toes" 62
"Where the Fence Is Low"[17] 2012
"Cactus in the Valley (Acoustic)"[18]
(featuring Owl City)
2013 Siberia Acoustic
"Up We Go"[10] 2014 84 Little Machines
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[5][19]
"Every Day"[20]
(with Ten Second Epic)
2009 Hometown
"Wavin' Flag"
(as Young Artists for Haiti)
2010 1
  • MC: 3x Platinum[6]
N/A
"True Colors"
(as Artists Against Bullying)
2012 10
"No One Knows Who We Are"[21]
(with Kaskade & Swanky Tunes)
2013 Atmosphere

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Perfect"[a][22] 2006 N/A Songs from Instant Star 4
"Meant for Each Other"[23] 2007 The Februarys All the Time in the World
"Home is Where the Heartache Is"
"I Was Always Thinking of You"
"You Got the Girl"[24] 2009 The Tremulance Polaroids
"The End"[25] Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
"Crucify Me"[26] 2010 Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret.
"Don't Go"
"Used to Be Sweet"[27] The Secret Handshake Night & Day
"The Yacht Club"[28] 2011 Owl City All Things Bright and Beautiful
"Just to Feel Alive" [29] 2012 Anthony Green Beautiful Things
"Book Club" (Acoustic)[30] Arkells N/A

Open Water blessthefall

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Drive My Soul" 2008 Sean Michael Turrell[31][32]
"February Air"
"Saviour" 2009 Roboshobo[33]
"Every Day"
(with Ten Second Epic)
Sean Michael Turrell[34]
"Ice" (Version one) Unknown[35]
"Ice" (Version two) Roboshobo[36]
"Wavin' Flag"
(as Young Artists for Haiti)
2010 Unknown[37]
"Second Go" Sean Michael Turrell[38]
"Everybody Breaks a Glass"
(featuring Holy Fuck and Shad)
2011 Lights[39]
"Toes" Sean Michael Turrell[40][41]
"Banner" 2012
"Timing is Everything" Ken Galloway[42]
"True Colors"
(as Artist Against Bullying)
Unknown[43]
"Cactus in the Valley" (Acoustic)
(featuring Owl City)
2013 Lights[44]
"Portal" 2014 N/A

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Perfect" is credited to Valerie Poxleitner.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lai, Tim (August 28, 2007). "Writing music for Instant Star". Toronto Star. Star Media Group. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Lights – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Gold Platinum Database: Lights". Music Canada (MC). Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Chart History: Lights (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Chart History: Young Artists for Haiti (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Gold Platinum Database: Young Artists for Haiti". Music Canada (MC). Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Lights". Greek Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Listening by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Siberia by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Little Machines (Deluxe Edition) by Lights". iTunes Store (CA). Apple Inc. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Siberia (Acoustic) by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Warner Bros. Records Partners with Doghouse to Sign Electro-Pop Artist Lights Label...". Reuters. Thomson Reuters Corporation. September 15, 2008. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lights.Acoustic – EP by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Siberia (Remixed) – Releases". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "iTunes Session by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ Peak positions for Canadian Hot 100:
  17. ^ "Where the Fence Is Low – Single by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Cactus in the Valley (Acoustic) – Single by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Chart History: Artists Against Bullying (Billboard Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Every Day Feat. Lights – Ten Second Epic". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ "No One Knows Who We Are (Feat. Lights) – Single by Kaskade & Swanky Tunes". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b Songs from Instant Star 4 (liner notes). Various Artists. The Orange (CD album – 815773). 2006. 
  23. ^ All the Time in the World (liner notes). The Februarys. CD Baby (CD album – 122744). 2007. 
  24. ^ "Polaroids by The Tremulance". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  25. ^ Sterling, Todd. "A Shipwreck in the Sand – Silverstein". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  26. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. – Bring Me the Horizon". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Night & Day (Deluxe Edition) by The Secret Handshake". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  28. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "All Things Bright and Beautiful – Owl City". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  29. ^ Beautiful Things (liner notes). Anthony Green. Photo Finish Records (LP album – PH01529836). 2012. 
  30. ^ "Book Club Acoustic ft. Lights". Arkells.ca. MuchFACT. November 21, 2012. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  31. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (September 8, 2008). "Shot: Lights – Sean Michael Turrell, director". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Music Videos: February Air". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Music Videos: Saviour". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Videos". TenSecondEpic.com. Black Box Music. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Music Videos: Ice by Lights". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  36. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (July 14, 2009). "Booked: Lights – Roboshobo, director". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Music Videos: Wavin' Flag by Young Artists for Haiti". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  38. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (April 2, 2010). "Booked: Lights – Sean Michael Turrell, dir.". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  39. ^ Bird, Michele (July 28, 2011). "Lights releases “Everybody Breaks A Glass” lyric video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  40. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (July 27, 2011). "In Production: Light – Sean Michael Turrell, dir.". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  41. ^ Gottlieb, Steven (December 7, 2011). "In Production: Lights – Sean Michael Turrell, dir.". VideoStatic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  42. ^ Lansky, Sam (October 31, 2012). "Lights’ “Timing Is Everything” Video: See the Workout Clip". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Check Out Artists Against Bullying Music Video for True Colors". MuchMusic. Bell Media. November 14, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Video Premiere: "Cactus in the Valley (Acoustic)" Lyric Video". IAmLights.com. Last Gang Records. March 26, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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