Lights (Canadian Indie Pop/Electropop (Born Valerie Anne Poxleitner))

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Legal name: Lights Bokan

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Lights (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner; April 11, 1987), is a Canadian electropop musician, singer, and songwriter. Some of her notable singles include "Drive My Soul", "Ice", "Second Go", "Toes", and "Up We Go". In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year.

In 2007, she was discovered by Jian Ghomeshi, who was her manager until it was revealed that he receives sexual gratification from abusing women in 2014. Starting in early 2008, Lights toured cities in the Great Lakes region, in both Canada and the United States. In late 2008, she toured the United States. In August 2008, Lights signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Underground Operations. She also signed an American partnership deal with Warner Bros. along with Doghouse Records. She toured from January–May 2010 with contemporary synthpop artist Owl City in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Lights won Indie Awards in the Favourite Solo Artist and Astral Media Radio Favourite Single categories during Canadian Music Week in March 2009 in Toronto. She won the Best New Artist Awards in the Hot AC and CHR categories. All awards were for her debut single "Drive My Soul," except the award for Favourite Solo Artist.In November 2010, her debut album The Listening was given a gold certification by the Canadian Recording Industry Association for sales of 40,000 units.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Listening Lights 7
2011 Siberia Lights 4
2013 Siberia (Acoustic) Lights 2
2014 Little Machines Lights 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 My Boots Lights 1
2011 Everybody Breaks a Glass Lights 1
2011 Toes Lights 1
2012 No One Knows Who We Are Kaskade and Swanky Tunes feat. Lights 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 LIGHTS Lights 2
2009 Saviour Lights 1
2010 Acoustic Lights 1
2012 iTunes Session Lights 1

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