Heather Dawn Bright, also known by her stage name Bright Lights, (born on February 2, 1987) is an American pop singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer.

Heather Bright
Birth nameHeather Dawn Bright
Also known asBright Lights
Born (1987-02-02) February 2, 1987 (age 32)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, US
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer
Years active2006–present
Labels333 Recordings

Early lifeEdit

Bright, whose father was a pastor during most of her childhood, began her music career singing in churches at a very early age. At 19, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a recording career and attend Berklee College of Music. In 2005, she was chosen to appear as a contestant on the UPN reality TV series Road To Stardom with Missy Elliott, where she competed for a recording contract. Following her appearance on the show, Bright moved to New York City where she began her career as a songwriter.[1]

2009-Present: Songwriting career and debut albumEdit

Bright's first release came in 2009 with Ashley Tisdale's "Hot Mess" off her second studio album Guilty Pleasure.[2] Guilty Pleasure debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 charts.[3] She went on to write for a host of other artists[4] including Britney Spears,[5][6] Usher,[7] Toni Braxton,[8] The Wanted,[9] Far East Movement,[10] Karmin,[11] and Allison Iraheta.[12][13] Her most successful song to date is Justin Bieber's single "Somebody To Love"[14] which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts[15] and reached Top 10 in Canada.[16] "Somebody To Love" was the second single off Bieber's album, My World 2.0.

In addition to her songwriting career, Bright Lights is also an artist in the electronic genre.[17] Her first artist release came in 2010 with producer Justin Michael.[18] The song, "Trouble," was released through Ultra Records and garnered the "hot shot debut" on the Billboard dance charts, eventually peaking at #22.[19] She has since written and recorded several hits in the electronic dance field including Porter Robinson's "Language", Hardwell's "Never Say Goodbye," and 3LAU's "How You Love Me." She was also featured on Zedd's Clarity album.[20] Her first solo record "Runaway" landed at number 5 on the Billboard Dance Charts and featured 3LAU.

She has performed at many dance venues and festivals around the world including Ultra Music Festival[21] and Electric Daisy Carnival.[22]


As lead artistEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Dance
2015 "Heartless"
2016 "Runaway"
(featuring 3LAU)
2017 "Billion Dollar Love"
2018 Gringa
(featuring Fito Blanko)
2019 "Down for Life"[25]
(with 3LAU)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Featured artist creditsEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Dance
UK Dance
2010 "Trouble"
(Justin Michael featuring Heather Bright)
2011 "Stars Come Out"
(Zedd featuring Heather Bright)
2012 "Don't Blame the Party (Mode)"
(Bingo Players featuring Heather Bright)
"We Are the Sun"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"So Bad"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
"Light It Up"
(Flinch featuring Heather Bright)
"I Dare You"
(Savoy featuring Heather Bright)
(Porter Robinson)
9[28] 3[29]
"Follow You Down"
(Zedd featuring Bright Lights)
2013 "Never Say Goodbye"
(Hardwell and Dyro featuring Bright Lights)
(3LAU, Paris and Simo featuring Bright Lights)
(Pink is Punk and Benny Benassi featuring Bright Lights)
2014 "How You Love Me"
(3LAU featuring Bright Lights)
"Dear Life"
(Dannic featuring Bright Lights)
"Where Are You Now"
(Zeds Dead featuring Bright Lights)
(Dash Berlin and 3LAU featuring Bright Lights)
"Let Me Be Your Home"
(Hardwell featuring Bright Lights)
2015 "Forever"
(Dannic featuring Bright Lights)
(Thomas Gold featuring Bright Lights)
"Open Eyes"
(Kyle Tree featuring Bright Lights)
"Every Step I Take"
(Wildstylez featuring Bright Lights)
2017 "Paradise"
(Laidback Luke and Made In June featuring Bright Lights)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Artist Song Album
2009 Ashley Tisdale Hot Mess Guilty Pleasure
Justin Bieber Somebody To Love My World 2.0
2010 Fantasia Even Angels Back To Me
Far East Movement Don’t Look Now Free Wired
Toni Braxton Hands Tied Pulse
2011 Britney Spears Trouble For Me[5] Femme Fatale
Karmin Crash Your Party Crash Your Party - Single


  1. ^ Zahn, Lily "Bright Ideas", "ASCAP Radar Report" 15 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "Guilty Pleasure - Ashley Tisdale"
  4. ^ "ASCAP "Bright Ideas"". ascap.com.
  5. ^ a b "Britney Spears Didn't Write Femme Fatale Tracks: Does It Matter?". mtv.com.
  6. ^ "Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  7. ^ "Somebody to Love". allmusic.com.
  8. ^ "Toni Braxton "Hands Tied"". mtv.com.
  9. ^ "The Wanted "Last to Know"". www.billboard.com.
  10. ^ "FM ft. Keri Hilson "Free Download of the Week"". Stereotypesonline.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  11. ^ "New Music: Karmin's single "Crash Your Party" Comes Out Today!". twistmagazine.com.
  12. ^ "Allison Iraheta's 'Just Like You': Track-by-track". usatoday.com. 1 December 2009.
  13. ^ "UK Charts - Heather Bright". UK-Charts.com.
  14. ^ "Justin Bieber - My Worlds (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  15. ^ "Justin Bieber album and song chart history". billboard.com.
  16. ^ "Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber". billboard.com.
  17. ^ "Justin Michael & Kemal (3) - Trouble (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  18. ^ "Dance/Club Play Songs"
  19. ^ "Heather Bright Featured". beatport.com.
  20. ^ "Live Sets from Ultra Music Festival 2012" "The Dankles" 28 March 2012.
  21. ^ "EDC 2012 Bingo Players ft. Heather Bright". edc2012.com.
  22. ^ "Bright Lights Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Bright Lights ft. 3LAU, Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Charts". billboard.com.
  24. ^ Sweeney, Farrell (2019-06-24). "3LAU and Bright Lights reconnect for 'Down For Life'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  25. ^ "Justin Michael ft. Heather Bright, Billboard Dance/Club Play Charts". billboard.com.
  26. ^ "Heather Bright - Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/.
  27. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  28. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK:

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