Leland (musician)

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

Leland
Birth nameBrett Leland McLaughlin
Born (1987-07-22) July 22, 1987 (age 34)
OriginOcean Springs, Mississippi
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • vocal producer
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Soundtrack albumsEdit

Title Details
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Released: September 7, 2018
  • Label: Good Pop, Sony/ATV,
    Black Label Media, Human Re Sources
  • Format: digital download, streaming

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Aware"[4] 2015 Non-album singles
"Full-Time"
(featuring Pyramids in Paris and Nevada)
"Mattress" 2017
"Run into You" 2018
"Run Away with Me"
(with Peter Thomas)
Attachment
"Middle of a Heartbreak" Non-album singles
"Another Lover" 2019

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"I'm a Rapper"
(Marcus Butler featuring Brett McLaughlin)
2013 Non-album singles
"Beam Me Up"
(Le P featuring Leland)
2015

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Sweet Life" 2015 Keljet Transatlantic

TelevisionEdit

RuPaul's Drag RaceEdit

Leland 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, Episode 2 of All Stars 4, Episode 12 of Season 12 and Episode 7 of All Stars 6.

Leland co-wrote "I'm That Bitch" and "You Think You Know Me" for Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 12.

Leland co-wrote "Break Up (Bye Bye)" for RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Series 1), and "UK, Hun?" for RuPaul's Drag Race UK (series 2).

Leland wrote “Queens Down Under” for Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.

Love, VictorEdit

In addition to writing the theme song "Somebody Tell Me", Leland served as Executive Music Producer for the Hulu series Love, Victor. He also co-wrote ten original songs for the series' soundtrack.

The Other TwoEdit

Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, Leland co-wrote "My Brother's Gay" and "Stink" for character Chase Dreams and the theme song for a show called The Other Two on Comedy Central.

Gayme ShowEdit

Leland served as Executive Music Producer and composer for Gayme Show on Quibi.

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.[5]

Boy ErasedEdit

McLaughlin composed the theme song "Revelation", featured in the movie and end credits of the film Boy Erased, with Troye Sivan and Jonsi.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Leland was born in Biloxi, Mississippi.[7] He is openly gay.[8]

Songwriting and Production creditsEdit

  indicates a song that was released as a single.

Title Year Artist(s) Chart performance Album
US AUS BEL
(FL)
CAN GER NED NZ SWE UK US
Club
"Galaxy"
(featuring Stan Walker)
2011 Jessica Mauboy 13 36 Get 'Em Girls
"We Pray for You" J Rice Non-album singles
"Disappear" John Flanagan Pretty Lies
"Heartkiller" 2012 Kat Graham Against the Wall
"Trust" Timomatic Timomatic
"Wall Street" 2014 Neon Hitch Eleutheromaniac
"It's Okay to Cry" J Rice 12
"State of Things" Matt Simons Catch & Release
"Sanctuary" 2015 Allie X CollXtion I
"1991" Kat Graham Roxbury Drive
"Going Down Tonight" Colby O'Donis Non-album singles
"Hide Away" Daya 23 6 35 18 44 48 15 55 [A] Daya EP
"Thirsty"
"Legendary"
"U12"
"Back to Me"
"Run Away" Kat Graham Roxbury Drive
"Don't Wait" Joey Graceffa [B] Non-album singles
"No Pressure" Little Boots Working Girl
"Bite" Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood
"Talk Me Down" 36 21 [C] 118
"Youth" 23 17 32 47 22 78 23 74 96 1
"Lost Boy"
"For Him."
(featuring Allday)
"Suburbia"
"Swimming Pools"
"Closure" Hayley Warner Non-album singles
"Lady & Her Man" 2016 Tiffany A Million Miles
"I'm Famous"
(featuring Conor Maynard)
Marcus Butler Non-album singles
"Open Book" Jacob Whitesides Why?
"All the Rage" Allie X Non-album singles
"All the Money" Britt Nicole Britt Nicole
"Girls Night Out"
"I Tried" J Sutta Feline Resurrection
"Hungover" Emmalyn Non-album singles
"You Will Find Me" Alex & Sierra As Seen on TV
"I.C.Y.M.I." Daya Sit Still, Look Pretty
"Love of My Life"
"Cool"
"Got the Feeling"
"Credit"
"Next Plane Out"
"Vowels" Capital Cities [D] Solarize
"Heartbreak Tastes Like Summer" Jessica Foxx Non-album singles
"Good Time People" Spencer Ludwig
"No Bad Vibes" Nicole Millar Communication
"Bad Feeling" 2017 Joy Crookes Influence
"What You Want" The Heirs Non-album singles
"Paper Love" Allie X CollXtion II
"Vintage"
"Old Habits Die Hard"
"That's So Us"
"True Love is Violent"
"Why" Sabrina Carpenter 121 [E] Non-album singles
"Weekend" Adam Sample
"How You Gon' Do That"
(featuring Cara)
Flosstradamus
"Ugly" Jaira Burns
"There for You"
(with Troye Sivan)
Martin Garrix 94 23 19 48 31 11 22 34 40
"Fetish"
(featuring Gucci Mane)
Selena Gomez 27 23 2 10 36 49 16 24 33
"Why Did You Lie?" Carlie Hanson
"Need a Break" Kodak Black Project Baby 2
"Whole Heart" Rachel Platten Waves
"Even If It Hurts"
"High Rollin" Jaira Burns Non-album singles
"I Could Never"
(featuring Bridesman)
Keljet
"New" Daya [F] 67
"Party Up"
(featuring Spencer Ludwig)
Osmo
"Miss Me More" Kelsea Ballerini 47 74 Unapologetically
"85" Andy Grammer The Good Parts
"Workin' on It"
"My My My!" 2018 Troye Sivan 80 14 1 57 87 79 25 65 38 1 Bloom
"The Good Side" [G]
"Ignore Me" Betty Who Betty
"Sitting on a Secret" RuPaul Non-album singles
"Drag Up Your Life"
"Divas Live, Pt. 1"
"Divas Live, Pt. 2"
"Quarter Life Crisis" Harry Hudson Yesterday's Tomorrow Night
"PharmaRusical" RuPaul Non-album singles
"Oh God"
(featuring Konshens)
Era Istrefi
"All My Issues" Nicole Millar Excuse Me
"Science" Allie X Super Sunset
"Bloom" Troye Sivan 34 [H] Bloom
"Dance to This"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
115 39 36 85 [I] 98 64
"Seventeen"
"Plum"
"What a Heavenly Way to Die"
"Animal" [J]
"This This"
"Running Shoes"
"Paradise" Hotshot Early Flowering
"Mood" Carlie Hanson Non-album singles
"The Other Side" Betty Who Sierra Burgess is a
Loser: OST
"Kid Wonder" Allie X
"Half of You" MNEK
"The Phone Call" No Artist
"Lie for Love" Sabrina Carpenter
"Sunflower" Shannon Purser
"Sunflower (Reprise)" Allie X
"I Don't Change" KID
"The Parking Lot" No Artist
"Goodbye" Carlie Hanson
"End Up With You" Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
"1999"
(with Troye Sivan)
Charli XCX [K] 18 32 [L] [M] 13 48 Charli
"Revelation"
(with Jónsi)
Troye Sivan Boy Erased: OST
"Toxins" Carlie Hanson Non-album singles
"Paris" Sabrina Carpenter Singular: Act I
"Hold Tight"
(featuring Uhmeer)
"Errybody Say Love" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 4) Non-album singles
"Don't Funk It Up"
"I'm So Tired..."
(with Troye Sivan)
2019 Lauv 81 11 37 57 42 63 9 37 8 How I'm Feeling
"Bones"
(featuring OneRepublic)
Galantis 1 4 [N] 46 Church
"I Can't Stop Me"
(featuring Saweetie)
Sabrina Carpenter Singular: Act II
"Take You Back"
"Spotlight"
(featuring Andy Mineo and Swoope)
Andy Grammer Naive
"Me Necesita"
(with CNCO)
PrettyMuch INTL:EP
"Cruel" Jax Jones Snacks (Supersize)
"Quite Miss Home" James Arthur [O] 77 You
"Break up Bye Bye" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK 35 Non-album singles
"Love Me Wrong"
(featuring Troye Sivan)
Allie X Cape God
"First Christmas (That I Loved You)"
(from Let It Snow)
Shameik Moore Non-album singles
"Rare" 2020 Selena Gomez 30 22 30 21 42 40 28 44 28 Rare
"Now I'm Gone" Andrea Vasquez Love Don't Live Here
"Louder Than Bombs" BTS [P] Map of the Soul: 7
"I'm That Bitch" RuPaul Non-album singles
"You Don't Know Me" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12
"Kings & Queens" Ava Max 13 31 4 26 16 9 [Q] 21 19 Heaven & Hell
"Daze Inn" Carlie Hanson DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy
"Take Yourself Home" Troye Sivan 91 [R] In a Dream
"Uncool"
(featuring .Ange.)
Adam Sample TBA
"Man Up" Hailee Steinfeld Half Written Story
"Someone Else" Duncan Laurence 36 72 Worlds on Fire
"I Made It/ Mirror Song/ Losing is the New Winning (Las Vegas Live Medley)" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 12 Non-album singles
"I'm a Drag Queen" The Cast of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
"I'm in Love" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, Season 5
"Somebody to Tell Me" Tyler Glenn Songs from "Love, Victor" (Original Soundtrack)
"Athlete" Greyson Chance
"God, This Feels Good" Isaac Dunbar
"Slow Grenade"
(featuring Lauv)
Ellie Goulding [S] [T] Brightest Blue
"Clapback" RuPaul Non-album singles
"Warmer" Rascal Flatts How They Remember You
"Stud" Troye Sivan In a Dream
"10/10"
"In a Dream"
"Bite" Aaron Carpenter TBA
"Miss America" Isaac Dunbar Non-album single
"Two Thumbs" Kiiara Lil Kiiwi
"Fires"
(featuring Lil West)
Carlie Hanson DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy
"Feel Something" Armin van Buuren and Duncan Laurence 78 85 Small Town Boy
"Love, or the Lack Thereof" Isaac Dunbar Evil Twin
"Her Majesty" Frock Destroyers Frock4Life
"Big Ben"
"Frockatica 1"
"Frockatica 2"
"Fame Whore"
"Frockatica 3"
"FROCK4LIFE"
"How's the Lighting?"
"Roommates" Dixie D'Amelio [U] TBA
"Wingman" 2021 Boys World
"Charger"
(Solo or featuring Charli XCX)
ELIO Can You Hear Me Now?
"Phenomenon" The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Non-album single
"UK Hun?" United Kingdolls 27
"Lucky"
(featuring The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13)
RuPaul
"Obsessed" Addison Rae 110 74 [V] TBA
"Gucci Knife"
(featuring MASN)
Carlie Hanson
"Stars" Duncan Laurence 86 Small Town Boy (Deluxe)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Work Category Result Ref
2016 ARIA Music Awards "Youth" Song of the Year Won [12]
2019 Golden Globe Awards "Revelation" Best Original Song Nominated [13]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Hide Away" did not enter the Official UK Chart, but did peak at number 6 on the UK Indie Chart.
  2. ^ "Don't Wait" did not enter the Official UK Chart, but did peak at number 7 on the UK Indie Chart.
  3. ^ "Talk Me Down" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 4 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  4. ^ "Vowels" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 29 on the US Alternative Airplay Chart.
  5. ^ "Why" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 8 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  6. ^ "New" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 34 on the US Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
  7. ^ "The Good Side" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 4 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  8. ^ "Bloom" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 1 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  9. ^ "Dance to This" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 1 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  10. ^ "Animal" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 16 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.
  11. ^ "1999" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 37 on the US Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
  12. ^ "1999" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 10 on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "1999" did not enter the Sweden Singles Chart, but did peak at number 15 on the Sweden Heatseekers Chart.
  14. ^ "Bones" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 13 on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Quite Miss Home" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 15 on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Louder Than Bombs" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 4 on the US World Song Chart.
  17. ^ "Kings & Queens" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 20 on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Take Yourself Home" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but did peak at number 9 on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Slow Grenade" did not enter the Hot 100, but peaked at number 31 on the Digital Songs chart.[9]
  20. ^ "Slow Grenade" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number nine on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[10]
  21. ^ "Roommates" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[11]
  22. ^ "Obsessed" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brett McLaughlin". AllMusic. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Brett McLaughlin". Musician Institute – College of Contemporary Music. Archived from the original on November 30, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 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. ^ Keith Caulfield (April 11, 2015). "Leland Video Premiere: Watch The Clip for 'Aware'". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Spanos, Brittany (October 18, 2018). "Troye Sivan Has 'Revelation' in Tender 'Boy Erased' Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  7. ^ Walck, Lauren (January 16, 2016). "Biloxi-born songwriter goes from catering for a Kardashian to being tweeted by TSwift". Herald Sun. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Moran, Justin (July 21, 2017). "Queer Songwriter Leland Goes Solo on 'Mattress'". Out. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lauv Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  10. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  12. ^ McLeay, Ben (November 23, 2016). "Beautiful Angel Troye Sivan Nabs Song of the Year For 'Youth' At The ARIAs". Pedestrian.
  13. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/