Born on April 11th 1987, Valerie Anne Poxleitner is known by her other name “Lights” is a renowned Canadian songwriter, singer and musician. What makes her indispensable for the music industry is the fact that she is versatile and extraordinary in each and every realm of music. Some of her amazing singles which hit the billboards within a few weeks of their release include Drive My Soul, Second Go, February Air, Up We Go and Toes.
Some of her greatest achievements in her music career include winning Juno Award in the year 2009 for New Artist of the Year. Lights also won Indie Awards for the category of Favorite Solo Artist and Astral Media Radio Favorite Single categories during Canadian Music Week back in 2009 in the city Toronto. Also, she won the Best New Artist Awards in the Hot AC and CHR categories.
Lights was raised in Timmins, Ontario. As she was the daughter of missionary parents, Virginia Poxleitner and Eric Poxleitner, she spent most of her childhood in travelling many parts of the world, including the Philippines, Ontario, Jamaica and British Columbia and a lot more places. But then she moved to Toronto at the age of 18, she adopted the name “Lights”.
Here are some interesting facts about her personal life and relationships. She got engaged to Beau Bokan in the year 2011 and they soon got married in the year 2012. And according to sources on internet, after their first child namely Rocket Wild Bokan in 2014 they moved to Mission, British Columbia.
In the same year that is 2008, Lights signed a record deal with the renowned Underground Operations. She also signed an American partnership deal with Warner Bros and Doghouse Records.
She also made many famous compositions as Instant Star’s music which is a TV series.In 2009 she released her first studio album namely The Listening. Her other famous albums include Siberia and Little Machines. Ice, Toes, Drive My Soul and Second Go are some of her famous songs. Did you know that Drive My Soul also got 18th position on Canadian Hot 100? She also won many international awards for the same.
Lights is greatly know for her versatile singing in the following genres which include New wave, Electro pop and Indie Pop genres.Lights started her career on Myspace at the age of 15. In high school, Lights played guitar and also sang for the famous metal band namely Shovel Face. Lights started her career as a writer for Sony Music Publishing and she got an opportunity to compose music for the television series called Instant Star. Luke McMaster and Lights were credited for composing “Perfect”. In 2006, she worked with Canadian photographer Marc Lostracco to film her very first music video, “February Air,”.
Following is the list of her popular studio albums which includes :
The Listening (2009)
Little Machines (2014)
Lights Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.6 Million US Dollars
Lights total net worth is approximately $4.6 Million US dollars as of 2017. There are many reasons which accounts to her increased net worth but one of the major reason are her versatile singing skills. Also, what adds to her increased earnings are her stunning looks and personality which has got her a unique place in the world of advertisements. According to sources on internet, she is also associated with some of the reputed brands. However, there is no such authentic information available on this yet. Here is something interesting which her fans would be wanting to know. In the year 2010, her debut album namely The Listening was given a gold certification by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
Undoubtedly, she is one of the best singers in the world. What makes her stand out in the crowd among hundreds of other musicians is her dedication towards her profession. For her, music is passion and that’s why she has been able to achieve indefeasible feats in music industry. Apart from that, she is very popular among the crowds for her unique style . She can definitely make you dance to the fast beats of music. In a nutshell, it won’t be wrong to say that she is best in the lot.