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Jackson Harris is an American pop singer. He is known for his single, "Life Through a Lens", which peaked at number 20 in Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.[1]

Jackson Harris
Born New York, New York, United States
Genres Pop, teen pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels 77 East Records (2010–present)
Associated acts Cody Simpson, Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd
Website [1]


Early lifeEdit

Harris was born in New York, New York, United States, and attended Riverdale Country School. He began signing as a child and performed at many school plays.


2010: Career beginnings and Long Story ShortEdit

Harris recorded a cover version of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's hit "Empire State of Mind".[2] A video was added to YouTube on March 24, 2010 and has received over 200,000 views.[citation needed] Harris then recorded his debut EP "Long Story Short".[3] The video for "Long Story Short" was uploaded on YouTube and stars Judah Friedlander.

2011: Go CrazyEdit

On August 16, 2011, he released a new single called "Go Crazy" a pop/dance song,[4] on by 77 East Records.[5] A video was created in Los Angeles with Shay Carl and "ShayTard" family. The video has received over half a million views on his YouTube channel.[citation needed]

2012: Come Back Down to EarthEdit

On June 12, 2012 a new single was released on iTunes titled "Come Back Down to Earth". A subsequent video was released starring Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale.[6][7]

2013: Gone In a HeartbeatEdit

Harris released his next single, "Gone In a Heartbeat" on July 16, 2013. He often performs the song live while on tour.[8]

2014: Miss Me, Sharks and Vampires and Life Through a LensEdit

Harris's single "Miss Me"[9] was released on January 14, 2014 and is featured on his EP "Sharks And Vampires"[10] which features 8 songs. A video was created in Los Angeles and premiered on OK Magazine.[11] He made a song for friend, Shay Carl's birthday titled "Life Through a Lens". The song peaked at #1 on Billboard's Twitter Chart and #20 on the Top 100 Chart[1] and a video is featured on the ShayTards YouTube channel with nearly 1 million views.[citation needed]


Harris has toured the United States extensively with Fifth Harmony[12] and opening for Cher Lloyd.[13][14] He also performed throughout Europe opening for Cody Simpson on his "Acoustic Sessions Tour during the Summer of 2014.[15]



  • "Long Story Short", 2010
  • "Sharks and Vampires", 2014


  • "Life Through a Lens", 2014
  • "Miss Me", 2014
  • "Gone In a Heartbeat", 2013
  • "Come Back Down to Earth", 2012
  • "Go Crazy", 2011
  • "Long Story Short", 2010

Cover Songs

  • "Chocolate", 2014
  • "She Looks So Perfect", 2014
  • "Anything Could Happen", 2014
  • "Stay With Me", 2014
  • "Bright Lights", 2014
  • "The Man", 2014
  • "Demons", 2014
  • "Christmas Without You", 2013
  • "Kiss Me", 2013
  • "Just Keep Breathing", 2013
  • "When I Was Your Man", 2013
  • "It's Time", 2013
  • "All I Want for Christmas", 2012
  • "Brofriend" (with Shay Carl), 2012
  • "Last Christmas", 2011
  • "Empire State of Mind", 2010


  1. ^ a b "Jackson Harris". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jackson Harris Cover of Empire State of Mind". Seventeen. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Teen Magazine Favorite Makes a 'Long Story Short'". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jackson Harris, 'Go Crazy' (Song Premiere)". Cambio. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jackson Harris Follow-Up Interview • Relate Magazine".
  6. ^ "POPSTAR! » Lucy Hale Stars in Jackson Harris' Music Video!". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Teen Vogue! » Singer Jackson Harris on Breaking into the Music Industry". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  8. ^ "Concert Review: Cher Lloyd at the Stone Pony".
  9. ^ "Cher Lloyd Brings Magic to The Paramount Huntington, NY 4-6-14".
  10. ^ "Jackson Harris releases 'Sharks and Vampires' EP".
  11. ^ "Jackson Harris Miss Me Music Video – New Music Video - OK! Magazine". OK! Magazine. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fifth Harmony, Before You Exit, Jackson Harris". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Cher Lloyd with Jackson Harris". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "SM South News : Cher Lloyd Tours Kansas City".
  15. ^ "Tour With Cody Simpson Starts Tonight! – Jackson Harris". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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