Lisa Harriton

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Lisa Harriton
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Background information
Birth name Lisa Rae Harriton
Born (1980-11-17) 17 November 1980 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Pop, Electronic, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Pianist
Instruments Piano, Vocals
Associated acts Elle Rae, Jo Li, Bartholomew, The Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Natalia Kills

Lisa Rae Harriton (born 17 November 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and sound designer. A member of the songwriting and production team Jo Li, Harriton is a co-writer of the Grammy and Oscar nominated song “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Harriton was born in Los Angeles, California and began working as a studio singer at age 8 on dates for Disney, Integrity Media and Word Records. She sang the preproduction duet vocals on Rod Stewart's Great American Songbook.

Harriton attended and completed classical piano studies at the Royal Schools of Music in London, and completed further jazz piano studies at the University of Southern California in May 2004.[1]

Music Career[edit]

Harriton has performed in China, Japan, Peru and Los Angeles jazz clubs and has worked with musicians such as Ingrid Jensen and Ernie Watts.[1]

On 22 May 2007, in Le Grand Rex club in Paris, she was unveiled as touring keyboardist and backing vocalist for the reformed alternative rock band, Smashing Pumpkins. Harriton appeared in the videos for "Tarantula" and "That's the Way (My Love Is)". She also appeared in the documentary concert film “If All Goes Wrong.”

In 2009 she toured with Adam Lambert performing as his keyboardist. She also appeared with Lambert on the CBS Early Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The View, and the American Music Awards. In 2010 she performed keyboard duties for Kesha including an appearance on Ellen.

In 2012, Harriton launched a solo career under the stage name Elle Rae.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

"Everything Is Awesome" Awards and Nominations[edit]

87th Academy Awards nominated for Best Original Song. Pending awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Grammy nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.[2] Pending awards ceremony on February 8, 2015.

Satellite Award nominated[3] for Best Original Song. Pending announcement on February 15, 2015.

Critics' Choice Movie Award nominated[4] for Best Song.

Denver Film Critics Society Award winner[5] for Best Original Song.

Georgia Film Critics Association nominated[6] for Best Original Song.

Hollywood Music In Media Award winner[7] for Song - Animated Film.

Houston Film Critics Society Award winner[8] for Best Original Song.

Iowa Film Critics Award winner[9] for Best Original Song.

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award winner[10] for Best Original Song.

First Annual Variety (magazine) Artisans Award[11] winner.


  1. ^ a b Lisa Harriton at
  2. ^ "57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". December 5, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "International Press Academy". December 1, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Critics' Choice Nominees". December 15, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "DFCS Names ‘American Sniper’ 2014′s Best Film". January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Film Critics Association: 2014 Awards". January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Feinberg, Scott (November 5, 2014). "Hollywood Music in Media Awards: Gregg Alexander Performs, Glen Campbell Feted". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Houston Film Critics Society". December 16, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Patches, Matt (January 7, 2015). "'Boyhood' is Iowa Critics' Best Picture of 2014". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Phoenix Film Critics Society". December 16, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces Full Program, Variety Artisans Awards". Variety. January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 

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