Quick Facts Joshua Bartholomew

  • NameJoshua Bartholomew
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Birth PlacePembroke, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist
  • EducationBanting Memorial High School
  • AwardsAcademy Awards, Grammy Award, Critic’s Choice Movie Award, Satellite Award

Joshua Bartholomew is a very good looking Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a co-writer and producer of the Oscar and Grammy nominated song “Everything Is Awesome’ from The Lego Movie.


Joshua was born on July 30, 1984, in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. He is mainly known as Bartholomew. When he was three years old, he began singing. He studied at Banting Memorial High School. He began recording demos of his songs for school credit playing all instruments himself.

In 2005 he released his self-titled debut EP. His two songs “IT” and “What Happened To Our Love” gained nationwide radio play on CBC Radio One. CBC host Brent Bambury, Relient K’s Matt Thiessen, CBC Radio producer Kai Black and singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith were among early supporters. Toronto’s No. 1 Pop/AC radio station MIX 99.9 FM held the songwriting contest in 2006. He won the contest with his skills. Along with Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman, he went on tour. He was responded by several labels to his debut but he opted to forego a major label deal. He spent extended periods of time in New York City, Los Angeles, and Nashville. He most of the time spent his living in his Airstream trailer in Nashville. He there spent time writing songs with pop and country artists which include Grammy-nominated country band Emerson Drive.

In 2008, Bartholomew self-released his first full-length and in 2009, he released a 4 song Ep as a digital download. He posted a video on his official website in January 2011. He stated that he had begun working on his new album with several collaborators which includes Warren Huart, Dave Kushner, Billy Mohler and Chris Thorn. He announced that he will shorten his name to Bartholomew from Joshua Bartholomew. He changed his Facebook fan page to Bartholomew from Joshua Bartholomew on January 25, 2011. He has cited Led Zeppelin and Magical Mystery Tour as his favorite albums. He opened his musical heroes Bachman-Cummings and Ron Sexsmith in 2006. He also stated that Dave Sardy as his most important production influence.


He was nominated for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards. He was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. He won the nomination for Critic’s Choice Movie Award. He also was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Original Song. In 2014 Denver Film Critics Society awarded him for Best Original Song. In the same year, he won Iowa Film Critics for Best Original Song. In 2015 he was awarded Talk Film Society awards for Best Original Song.

He is very famous and has many fans who are following him. He uses his social networking sites to be connected with his fans. He also has his own official site. He shares his pictures, music videos, etc. on his site.