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Brett Leland McLaughlin, known professionally as Leland, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, composer and lecturer.[1] Based in Los Angeles, California, he has worked closely with a range of popular artists, including Troye Sivan, Daya, Selena Gomez, Andy Grammer, Kelsea Ballerini and Allie X.[2][3] In December 2017, McLaughlin signed with Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music Germany for his artist project Leland and is currently published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Leland
Also known asBrett McLaughlin
OriginOcean Springs, Mississippi
GenresPop, R&B, dance, country
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal producer
Years active2015–present
Associated actsTroye Sivan, Daya, Capital Cities, Allie X, Selena Gomez

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DiscographyEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Mattress" 2017 Non-album singles
"Run Into You" 2018
"Middle Of A Heartbreak"
"Another Lover" 2019

TelevisionEdit

RuPaul's Drag RaceEdit

McLaughlin co-wrote Kardashian: The Musical, VH1 Divas Live and Kitty Girls featured on Season 9 and All Stars 3 of VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race, and was a guest on Episode 6 of All Stars 3 and Episode 2 of All Stars 4.

The Other TwoEdit

Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, McLaughlin co-wrote the songs and theme song for a show called The Other Two coming out on Comedy Central.

FilmsEdit

Sierra Burgess Is a LoserEdit

McLaughlin composed the score and wrote 11 original songs with Bram Inscore for the Netflix original movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser directed by Ian Samuels and starring Shannon Purser. The film was released on September 7, 2018.[4]

Boy ErasedEdit

McLaughlin composed the theme song "Revelation" with Troye Sivan and Jonsi featured in the movie and end credits.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Leland is openly gay.[5]

Songwriting and Production creditsEdit

Title Year Artist(s) Album Written with:
"Sanctuary" 2015 Allie X CollXtion I Alexandra Hughes, Jonas Jeberg
"Hide Away" Daya Daya EP Gino Barletta, Britten Newbill, Scott Bruzenak
"Thirsty" Gino Barletta, Britten Newbill, Scott Bruzenak
"Legendary" Gino Barletta, Britten Newbill, Scott Bruzenak
"U12" Gino Barletta, Britten Newbill, Scott Bruzenak
"Back to Me" Grace Tandon, Gino Barletta, Jonathan Lock, Britten Newbill, Scott Bruzenak
"No Pressure" Little Boots Working Girl Victoria Hasketh, Pat Lukens, Liam O'Donnell
"Bite" Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes
"Talk Me Down" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Emile Haynie
"Youth" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Alex Hope
"Lost Boy" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alex Hope
"For Him"
(featuring Allday)
Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Thomas Gaynor
"Surburbia" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes
"Closure" Hayley Warner Non-album single Hayley Warner
"Open Book" 2016 Jacob Whitesides Why? Jacob Whitesides, David Spencer
"I.C.Y.M.I." Daya Sit Still, Look Pretty Gino Baretta, Scott Bruzenak, Jonas Jeberg
"Love of My Life" Gino Barletta, Chloe Angelides, Michael Fonesca, Shane van Luntern, Teal Douville
"Cool" Gino Baretta, Scott Bruzenak, Britten Newbill
"Got the Feeling" Gino Baretta, Lukas Loules
"Vowels" Capital Cities Non-album single Ryan Marchent, Sebu Simonian, Jamie Sanderson
"Paper Love" 2017 Allie X CollXtion II Alexandra Hughes, George Pimental
"Vintage" Alexandra Hughes, Troye Mellet, Oliver Golstein
"Old Habits Die Hard" Alexandra Hughes, George Pimental, Christopher Rabba, Michael Wise
"That's So Us" Alexandra Hughes, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Jeffrey Lebron
"True Love is Violent" Alexandra Hughes, Christopher Braide
"Why" Sabrina Carpenter Non-album single Sabrina Carpenter, Jonas Jeberg
"How You Gon' Do That"
(featuring Cara)
Flosstradamus Non-album single Curt Cameruci, Cara Salimando, Henry Durham, Jorgen Odegard
"Ugly" Jaira Burns Non-album single Henry Walter, Alexandra Hughes, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine
"There for You"
(with Troye Sivan)
Martin Garrix Non-album single Martin Garritsen, Benjamin Burgess, William Lobban Bean, Troye Mellet, Jesse Thomas
"Fetish"
(featuring Gucci Mane)
Selena Gomez non-album single Selena Gomez, Chloe Angelides, Gino Barletta, Jonas Jeberg, Joe Khajadourian, Alexander Schwartz, Radric Davis
"Miss Me More" Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically Kelsea Ballerini, David Hodges
"My My My!" 2018 Troye Sivan Bloom Troye Mellet, Oscar Gorres, James Alan Ghaleb
"The Good Side" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jack Latham
"Ignore Me" Betty Who TBA Jessica Newham, Peter Thomas, Kyle Moorman
"Bloom" Troye Sivan Bloom Troye Mellet, Peter Svensson, Oscar Holter
"Dance to This"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
Troye Mellet, Oscar Holter, Jonnali Parmenius
"Seventeen" Troye Mellet, Alexandra Hughes, Bram Inscore
"Plum" Troye Mellet, Alexandra Hughes, Oscar Gorres, James Alan Ghaleb
"What a Heavenly Way to Die" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes
"Animal" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jack Latham
"This This" Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes
"Running Shoes" Troye Mellet, Michael Uzowuru, Jeff Kleinman
"The Other Side" Betty Who Sierra Burgess is a
Loser: OST
Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Cesar Ovalle Jr.
"Kid Wonder" Allie X Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes
"Half of You" MNEK Bram Inscore
"The Phone Call" No Artist Bram Inscore
"Lie for Love" Sabrina Carpenter Bram Inscore
"Sunflower" Shannon Purser Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Lindsey Beer
"Sunflower (Reprise)" Allie X Troye Mellet, Bram Inscore, Alexandra Hughes, Lindsey Beer
"I Don't Change" K.I.D Bram Inscore, Christopher Rabba, Kara Valorzi
"The Parking Lot" No Artist Bram Inscore
"Goodbye" Carlie Hanson Bram Inscore
"End Up With You" Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty Hillary Lindsey, Will Weatherly
"1999"
(with Troye Sivan)
Charli XCX TBA Charlotte Aitchison, Troye Mellet, Oscar Holter, Jonnali Parmenius
"Revelation"
(with Jonsi)
Troye Sivan Boy Erased: OST Troye Mellet, Jón Þór Birgisson
"Toxins" Carlie Hanson TBA Carlie Hanson, Julia Michaels
"Paris" Sabrina Carpenter Singular: Act I Sabrina Carpenter, Jason Evigan
"Hold Tight"
(featuring Uhmeer)
Sabrina Carpenter, Michael Sabbath
"I'm So Tired..."
(with Troye Sivan)
2019 Lauv TBA Ari Leff, Michael Pollack, Troye Mellet, Oscar Gorres
"Bones"
(featuring OneRepublic)
Galantis Christian Karlsson, Ryan Tedder, Daniel Majic, Justin Franks, Andrew Grammer, David Brook
"I Can't Stop Me"
(featuring Saweetie)
Sabrina Carpenter Singular: Act II Gino Borri, Sabrina Carpenter, Mikkel Eriksen, Diamonté Harper, Tor Hermansen
"Take You Back" Chloe Angelides, Sabrina Carpenter, Jonas Jeberg

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Work Category Result Ref
2016 ARIA Music Awards Youth Song of the Year Won [6]
2018 Emmy Awards RuPaul's Drag Race Outstanding Reality Program Nominated
2019 Golden Globe Awards "Revelation" Best Original Song Nominated [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brett McLaughlin". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-07.
  2. ^ "Brett McLaughlin". Musician Institute - College of Contemporary Music. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ Lauren Walck (July 16, 2016). "Biloxi-born songwriter goes from catering for a Kardashian to being tweeted by TSwift". Sun Herald. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Dale Kawashima (October 20, 2017). "Songwriter & Artist Leland Co-Writes Hit Songs For Daya, Troye Sivan and Selena Gomez". Songwriter Universe. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Moran, Justin (2017-07-21). "Queer Songwriter Leland Goes Solo on 'Mattress'". Out. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  6. ^ McLeay, Ben; Kerri Pedestrian (November 23, 2016). "Beautiful Angel Troye Sivan Nabs Song Of The Year For 'Youth' At The ARIAs". Youth. Pedestrian.
  7. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/