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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
BornNew York, New York, United States
GenresPop, teen pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2010–present
Labels77 East Records (2010–present)
Associated actsCody Simpson, Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd


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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