Lisa Lavie

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Lisa Lavie
Photograph of Lisa Lavie singing with right hand holding microphone and left arm upraised
Background information
Origin LaSalle, Québec, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, video producer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels unsigned
Associated acts

Yanni

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Website youtube.com/lisalavie1

Lisa Lavie (surname pronounced lah-vee) is a Canadian singer and songwriter originally from LaSalle, Québec, Canada.

Lavie's early musical influences included her older brothers, hip hop dancer Michael and disk jockey Danny.[1] At age 16 Lavie toured Canada as a backup singer with the French-Canadian hip hop group Dubmatique, after which she recorded her own demo CD.[1] Lavie's demo CD reached the same producer who had co-written Mariah Carey's first album, and Lavie accepted his invitation to move to California to work with him.[1]

In 2006, Lavie's vocals were included on the soundtracks of the motion pictures Stick It [2] and The Guardian.[3]

In 2007, Lavie became one of the earliest to use the Internet to reach fans and arouse interest of record labels.[4][5][6] By October her music video "Angel" was featured on YouTube's front page[1] and became a finalist in the 2007 YouTube Awards music category.[7]

Lavie was listed as singer-songwriter[8] in her first album, Everything or Nothing, which was released under an independent record label.[9]

In February 2010, Lavie produced and performed in the charity collaboration video "We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition)" for relief of victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[10] Journalist Diane Sawyer named the video's contributors ABC News' "Persons of the Week."[11]

Since 2010 Lavie has been a vocalist of contemporary instrumentalist Yanni on his tours,[12] contributing vocal tracks to Yanni's 2012 live-concert CD/DVD[13] and PBS special,[14] Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico.

In autumn 2014, Lavie joined the Eastern touring group of Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a vocalist.[15]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Everything or Nothing

Performances on others' albums or programs[edit]

Title Year Work
"If Only I Knew" 2006 Stick It  movie soundtrack[2]
"The Mockingbird" 2006 The Guardian  movie soundtrack[3]
"Ode to Humanity" ("Aria") 2012 Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico
Live concert CD/DVD,[13] and PBS special[14]
"Niki Nana" ("We Are One")

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Boulanger, Pierre, "Lisa Lavie Sparks Internet Phenomenon: 1,000,000 YouTube Hits Just in 5 Days; Word of Mouth Spreads Buzz About Lisa's Amazing Talent" (WebCite archive), Le Messager LaSalle, October 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Stick It | Original Soundtrack | Overview (WebCite archive), Allmusic, release date April 11, 2006.
  3. ^ a b "The Guardian | Original Soundtrack" | Overview (WebCite archive), Allmusic, release date September 12, 2006.
  4. ^ eTalk television program, CTV Television Network, November 22, 2007. (video).
  5. ^ Entertainment Tonight Canada television program, Global Television Network, October 24, 2007. (video).
  6. ^ Canada AM television program, CTV Television Network, July 13, 2010. (video).
  7. ^ "Obama Girl, Obsessed Britney Spears Fan Among YouTube Video Awards Nominees" (WebCite archive), Fox News / Associated Press, March 20, 2008.
  8. ^ BMI.com's database (WebCite archive). Click on individual song title for specification of songwriter/composer for that song. Solo-songwriter tracks: "Everything or Nothing," "Falling for You," and "I Saw You Staring".
  9. ^ a b Chisling, Matthew, "Everything or Nothing" Overview | Review (WebCite archive), Allmusic, May 16, 2008.
  10. ^ "CNN's Josh Levs picks his favorite Viral Video Rewind highlights of 2010" (WebCite archive), CNN Newsroom, December 29, 2010. Textual transcript: "CNN NEWSROOM...Aired December 26, 2010-16:00 ET" (WebCite archive).
  11. ^ "Diane Sawyer gives props to visionary behind YouTube phenom 'We Are the World 25 For Haiti'" (WebCite archive), USA Today, March 22, 2010.
  12. ^ WebCite archives of articles mentioning Lavie in Yanni concerts in: Brazil (Sept. 2010), New York (April 2011), Utah (May 2011), Romania (Sept. 2011), United Arab Emirates (Oct. 2011), Oman (Oct. 2011), Puerto Rico (Dec. 2011), California (July 2012), Oman (March 2013), Hungary (April 2013).
  13. ^ a b CD/DVD digipack liner credits, SKU 886919528527. ● Also "Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico | Credits" (WebCite archive), Allmusic, AMG PopID R2422046, release date March 27, 2012.
  14. ^ a b "PBS Specials | Yanni: Live at El Morro | Preview" (WebCite archive), "Airing March 2012," pbs.org. ● Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "Yanni, well-traveled New Age artist, ...'" (WebCite archive), MLive (Michigan), Booth Newspapers, May 1, 2012.
  15. ^ Stanich, Samantha (November 21, 2014). "Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena". Times Leader. Archived from the original on November 22, 2014. 

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