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Lisa Lavie (surname pronounced lah-vee) is a Canadian singer and songwriter originally from LaSalle, Quebec, Canada.

Lisa Lavie
Photograph of Lisa Lavie singing with right hand holding microphone and left arm upraised
Lavie performing in 2011
Background information
OriginLaSalle, Quebec, Canada
GenresPop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, video producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2006–present
Associated actsYanni Trans-Siberian Orchestra



Lavie's early musical influences included her older brothers, hip hop dancer Michael and disk jockey Danny.[1] At age 16 Lavie toured Canada as a backup singer with the French-Canadian hip hop group Dubmatique, after which she recorded her own demo CD.[1] Lavie's demo CD reached the same producer who had co-written Mariah Carey's first album, and Lavie accepted his invitation to move to California to work with him.[1]

Music careerEdit

In 2006, Lavie's vocals were included on the soundtracks of the motion pictures Stick It [2] and The Guardian.[3]

In 2007, Lavie became one of the earliest to use the Internet to reach fans and arouse interest of record labels.[4][5][6] By October her music video "Angel" was featured on YouTube's front page[1] and became a finalist in the 2007 YouTube Awards music category.[7]

Lavie was listed as singer-songwriter[8] in her first album, Everything or Nothing, which was released under an independent record label.[9]

In February 2010, Lavie produced and performed in the charity collaboration video "We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition)" for relief of victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[10] Journalist Diane Sawyer named the video's contributors ABC News' "Persons of the Week."[11]

Since 2010 Lavie has been a vocalist of contemporary instrumentalist Yanni on his tours,[12] contributing vocal tracks to Yanni's 2012 live-concert CD/DVD[13] and PBS special,[14] Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico.

In autumn 2014, Lavie joined the Eastern touring group of Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a vocalist.[15] Lavie was one of seven singers and musicians who were invited to participate in CBC Music's October 2014 Songcamp.[16]

Lavie performed in Yanni's October 2015 The Dream Concert: Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt and in the resulting 2016 CD/DVD and PBS special.[17]

On March 21, 2017, Lavie released her sophomore album Lisa Lavie which debuted at #25 on the R&B Billboard album charts.

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details
Everything or Nothing
Lisa Lavie

Performances on others' albums or programsEdit

Title Year Work
"If Only I Knew" 2006 Stick It  movie soundtrack[2]
"The Mockingbird" 2006 The Guardian  movie soundtrack[3]
"Ode to Humanity" ("Aria") 2012 Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico
Live concert CD/DVD,[13] and PBS special[14]
"Niki Nana" ("We Are One")
"Niki Nana" ("We Are One") 2016 The Dream Concert: Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt
live concert CD/DVD and PBS special.[17]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Boulanger, Pierre, "Lisa Lavie Sparks Internet Phenomenon: 1,000,000 YouTube Hits Just in 5 Days; Word of Mouth Spreads Buzz About Lisa's Amazing Talent" (WebCite archive), Le Messager LaSalle, October 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Stick It | Original Soundtrack | Overview (WebCite archive), Allmusic, release date April 11, 2006.
  3. ^ a b "The Guardian | Original Soundtrack" | Overview (WebCite archive), Allmusic, release date September 12, 2006.
  4. ^ eTalk television program, CTV Television Network, November 22, 2007. (video).
  5. ^ Entertainment Tonight Canada television program, Global Television Network, October 24, 2007. (video).
  6. ^ Canada AM television program, CTV Television Network, July 13, 2010. (video).
  7. ^ "Obama Girl, Obsessed Britney Spears Fan Among YouTube Video Awards Nominees" (WebCite archive), Fox News / Associated Press, March 20, 2008.
  8. ^'s database (WebCite archive). Click on individual song title for specification of songwriter/composer for that song. Solo-songwriter tracks: "Everything or Nothing," "Falling for You," and .
  9. ^ a b Chisling, Matthew, "Everything or Nothing" Overview | Review (WebCite archive), Allmusic, May 16, 2008.
  10. ^ "CNN's Josh Levs picks his favorite Viral Video Rewind highlights of 2010" (WebCite archive), CNN Newsroom, December 29, 2010. Textual transcript: "CNN NEWSROOM...Aired December 26, 2010-16:00 ET" (WebCite archive).
  11. ^ "Diane Sawyer gives props to visionary behind YouTube phenom 'We Are the World 25 For Haiti'" (WebCite archive), USA Today, March 22, 2010.
  12. ^ WebCite or archives of articles mentioning Lavie in Yanni concerts in: Brazil (Sept. 2010), New York (April 2011), Utah (May 2011), Romania (Sept. 2011), United Arab Emirates (Oct. 2011), Oman (Oct. 2011), Puerto Rico (Dec. 2011), California (July 2012), Oman (March 2013), Hungary (April 2013), Lebanon (July 2013), Sri Lanka (April 2014), India (April 2014), New York (July 2016).
  13. ^ a b CD/DVD digipack liner credits, SKU 886919528527. ● Also "Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico | Credits" (WebCite archive), Allmusic, AMG PopID R2422046, release date March 27, 2012.
  14. ^ a b "PBS Specials | Yanni: Live at El Morro | Preview" (WebCite archive), "Airing March 2012," ● Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "Yanni, well-traveled New Age artist, ...'" (WebCite archive), MLive (Michigan), Booth Newspapers, May 1, 2012.
  15. ^ Stanich, Samantha (November 21, 2014). "Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to Wilkes-Barre's Mohegan Sun Arena". Times Leader. Archived from the original on November 22, 2014. · Grant, James (November 30, 2017). "Christmas comes early with Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance in Fort Wayne". Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "program Songcamp" (October 2014) Archived 2016-03-01 at the Wayback Machine ( WebCite archive), and video gallery , CBC Music, January 15, 2015.
  17. ^ a b Koloyan-Keuhnelian, Nora, "Magical music on sacred ground" (archive), Al-Ahram, Issue No. 1269, November 5, 2015. ● Allmusic track listing for CD and DVD. ● confirming March 2016 air date. ● Performer credits in liner notes of CD and DVD and at Allmusic.

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