|Birth name||Lisa Rae Harriton|
|Born||November 17, 1980|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Genres||Pop, Electronic, Rock|
|Associated acts||Elle Rae, Jo Li, Bartholomew, The Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Lambert, Kesha, Natalia Kills|
Lisa Rae Harriton (born November 17, 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
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.
On May 22, 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
"Everything Is Awesome" awards and nominations
- Nominated for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards
- Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
- Nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song
- Nominated for a 2014 Georgia Film Critics Association for Best Original Song
- Nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Original Song
- Nominated for an Awards Circuit Community Award Best Original Song
- 2014 Denver Film Critics Society for Best Original Song
- 2014 Hollywood Music In Media Award for Song - Animated Film
- 2014 Houston Film Critics Society for Best Original Song
- 2014 Iowa Film Critics for Best Original Song
- 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Original Song
- 2015 Talk Film Society Awards for Best Original Song
- Variety Artisans Award
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