Brian Lee (songwriter)

Brian Dong Ho Lee (c. 1981)[1] is an American songwriter. He has co-written hits such as "Work from Home" by Fifth Harmony,[2] "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake and Justin Bieber,[3] "Havana" by Camila Cabello,[3] and "Goodbyes" by Post Malone.[4] Lee also co-wrote "Wolves" by Selena Gomez and Marshmello[3] and "Good Time" by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen,[5] and contributed to Lady Gaga's 2011 Born This Way album, co-writing "Americano" and providing back-up vocals on "Government Hooker".[5]

Born in Michigan and raised in Queens, New York City,[3] Lee was trained as a classical violinist from the age of 3.[2][5] He got his start in pop music with a Chicago-area band he formed called Made In Hollywood. Following the dissolution of Made In Hollywood, Lee joined the band The White Tie Affair for a short period of time.[3]

Lee is also a producer, and has co-produced "All Night" by Icona Pop[3] as well as the aforementioned "Goodbyes" by Post Malone.[6] On April 24th, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee was featured as the bassist during Post Malone's well-received Nirvana tribute show and fundraiser for the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.[7]

Songwriting discographyEdit

Year Artist Song Album
2011 Lady Gaga "Americano"[8] 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"[9] 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"[10] 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" Phoenix
Selena Gomez & Marshmello "Wolves" Rare
Camila Cabello "Real Friends" Camila
2018 Rita Ora "Girls"[11] Phoenix
Zayn & Nicki Minaj "No Candle No Light" Icarus Falls
2019 Blackpink "Don't Know What To Do" Kill This Love
Martin Garrix "Summer Days (feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump)" Non-album single
Post Malone "Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug)" Hollywood's Bleeding
"Hollywood's Bleeding"
"Allergic"
Jessi Who Dat B Nuna
2020 Blink 182 "Quarantine" Non-album single
Blackpink "Lovesick Girls" The Album
2021 Rosé "Gone" R

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ He was 29 in 2011, when Lady Gaga's Born This Way album was released according to this profile Archived February 28, 2018, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Lesas, Sylvie (March 2, 2016). "Brian Lee, The Talent Behind 5th Harmony ' Smash Hit' Work From Home (ft. Dolla $ign)'". Evigshed Mag. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Brian Lee Co-Writes Hits for DJ Snake & Justin Bieber ("Let Me Love You") and Fifth Harmony ("Work From Home")". Songwriter Universe. September 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Listen to Post Malone and Young Thug's New Song "Goodbyes"". Pitchfork. July 5, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c GRAMMY.com (July 19, 2012). ""Good Times Ahead For Brian Lee And Matthew Thiessen", Grammy.com, July 19, 2012". Grammy.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Brian Lee interview: the hitmaker for Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber and Rita Ora on his new act, Tigres". The Times. July 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay. "Post Malone Covering Nirvana for Virus Relief? Bring on the 'Bleach'". NYtimes.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  8. ^ ACE. "ACE Repertory". www.ascap.com. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "BMI Repertoire". repertoire.bmi.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "BMI Repertoire". repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  11. ^ ACE. "ACE Repertory". www.ascap.com. Retrieved May 11, 2018.