Brian Lee (songwriter)

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Brian Dong Ho Lee (c. 1981)[1], professionally known as Brian Lee, is a Korean American songwriter, best known as a co-writer of "Good Time" by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen and "Work from Home" by Fifth Harmony, among other songs.[2][3] He contributed to Lady Gaga's 2011 Born This Way album, providing back-up vocals on "Government Hooker".[2]

Lee was trained as a classical violinist from the age of 3.[2][3] He got his start in pop music with the Chicago area band he co-founded, Made in Hollywood, with fellow Chicagoan and former Winepress Guitarist, Raymond J DeYoung; as well as former Inept bassist, Mike Felton. Following the dissolution of Made in Hollywood, Brian joined the band The White Tie Affair for a short period of time.

In 2013, he wrote and produced Icona Pop's dance club anthem "All Night" as well as Ingrid Michelson's, "The Afterlife."[citation needed]

Lee reached Number 1 in Japan with B2st's single "Can't Wait to Love You".[citation needed]

Since 2015, Lee frequently works together with songwriters watt and Ali Tamposi.[4]

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2011 Lady Gaga "Americano"[5] Born This Way
2012 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen "Good Time" The Midsummer Station and Kiss
Owl City "When Can I See You Again?" The Midsummer Station
"I'm Coming After You"
Cassie "Gimme That" Non-album single
Cross Gene "One Way Love" Timeless: Begins
Girls Generation "The Great Escape Remix" Non-album single
2013 Icona Pop "All Night"[6] This Is... Icona Pop
Selena Gomez "The Lover In Me" Stars Dance
Ingrid Michaelson "Afterlife" Lights Out
Michael Franti "I Don't Wanna Go" All People
"Wherever You Are "
Relient K "Can't Complain" Collapsible Lung
"That's My Jam"
Dev "Kiss It" Non-album single
Hitomi "Down For You" Non-album single
Daichi Miura "Half of You" Non-album single
Sinead Burgess "Rearviewmirror" Non-album single
2014 Hyuna "French Kiss" A Talk
Ricki-Lee Coulter "Diva" Dance in the Rain
"In The Mood"
"Only You"
Mike Stud "I'm Not Sorry" Closer
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness "All Our Lives"[7] Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
2015 B2ST "Can't Wait To Love You" GUESS WHO?
SNBRN "Beat the Sunrise (feat. Andrew Watt)" Non-album single
Strange Talk "When It Feels So Good" E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
Andrew Watt "High" Ghost In My Head
Conrad Sewell "Hold Me Up" All I Know
Justin Bieber "Hit The Ground" Purpose
2016 Fifth Harmony "Work from Home" 7/27
DJ Snake "Let Me Love You" Encore
2017 Watt "Burning Man (feat. Post Malone)" Non-album single
Kygo & Selena Gomez "It Ain't Me" Stargazing
Ten "夢中夢 (몽중몽; Dream In A Dream)" Non-album single
G-Dragon "Outro. 신곡 神曲 Divina Commedia" Kwon Ji-Yong
Avicii "Lonely Together (feat. Rita Ora)" Avīci (01)
Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)" Camila
Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso "Let Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt)" Non-album single
Rita Ora "Anywhere" TBA
Selena Gomez & Marshmello "Wolves" TBA
Camila Cabello "Real Friends" Camila
2018 Rita Ora "Girls"[8] TBA


  1. ^ He was 29 in 2011, when Lady Gaga's Born This Way album was released according to this profile.
  2. ^ a b c (Jul 19, 2012). ""Good Times Ahead For Brian Lee And Matthew Thiessen",, July 19, 2012". Retrieved Nov 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Lesas, Sylvie (2 March 2016). "Brian Lee, The Talent Behind 5th Harmony ' Smash Hit' Work From Home (ft. Dolla $ign)'". Evigshed Mag. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  4. ^ ""It Ain't Me" Songwriter Ali Tamposi on Writing About Heartbreak With Selena Gomez". ELLE. 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  5. ^ ACE. "ACE Repertory". Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  6. ^ "BMI Repertoire". Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  7. ^ "BMI Repertoire". Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  8. ^ ACE. "ACE Repertory". Retrieved 2018-05-11.