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I have yet to see The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part so I am not sure if it answered there and I can't remember it being answered in The Lego Movie.

Who, in universe, wrote and performed the hit song "Everything is Awesome"?

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    This question is awesome. – Snow Feb 15 at 15:17
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    @Snow Your comment is awesome. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 15 at 15:20
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    The OP is awesome. – Snow Feb 15 at 15:21
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    The first movie implies that Octan produces the popular music as part of their control over the mass populace, also - Wyldstyle is shown to hate the popular music, calling Batman's music "real" music: script excerpt: "Emmet Brickowoski: President Business is gonna end the world? But he's such a good guy! And Octan... they make good stuff; music, dairy products, coffee, TV shows, surveillance systems, all history books, voting machines... Wait a minute." – NKCampbell Feb 15 at 17:18
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Since my below answer LEGO have released some of the minifigures for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and one of them is named Flashback Lucy.

This singing sensation from The Popular Band recalls a time when everything really was awesome, until she discovered that it wasn’t – but the rhythm isn’t going to get her!

Flashback Lucy minifigure

As we can see Lucy was one of the artists for the original recording of Everything is Awesome and the description notes that she was a part of the group called "The Popular Band".


According to Wikipedia and the Fandom wiki it is revealed in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part that Lucy used to have a band and was in fact [one of] the original singers for "Everything is Awesome". Whilst this doesn't give evidence that she and/or her band wrote the song it could be true that they did.

Emmet's dream house is rebuilt and Lucy reveals that she was one of the original artists of "Everything is Awesome" as Emmet gasps in response.

Wikipedia, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Plot

She used to have a band & was the original singer for Everything Is Awesome.

The Lego Movie Wiki, Lucy, Trivia

In The Lego Movie it is implied that Octan produced the music as NKCampbell commented on the question.

Emmet Brickowoski: President Business is gonna end the world? But he's such a good guy! And Octan... they make good stuff; music, dairy products, coffee, TV shows, surveillance systems, all history books, voting machines... Wait a minute.

The Lego Movie

  • Given every other name in that draft was changed, I'm not sure it carries much weight. – OrangeDog Feb 15 at 14:41
  • @OrangeDog Like I said almost certainly not canon but certainly worth a mention. – TheLethalCarrot Feb 15 at 14:42
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    This answer is awesome. – Snow Feb 15 at 15:18
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    I believe in the second film, the poster Lucy shows says "Popular band" (as in, that's how they're called). – Arturo Torres Sánchez Feb 15 at 16:20
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    I've added spoiler tags since this isn't revealed until the very end of the movie and is relevant to the character's story arc. – Milo P Feb 15 at 16:43

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