She sings the hooks on some of AMP Radio’s hottest songs and co-wrote the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eminem[/lastfm]/[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] hit “Love The Way You Lie,” but chances are you don’t even know her name!
Up-and-comer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Skylar Grey[/lastfm] stopped by the morning show today to talk about about her budding music career and collaborations with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diddy-Dirty Money[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm] and more!
Skylar will be releasing her first single later this spring, so she’s definitely one artist to keep an eye on!
Skylar shot to fame after co-writing “Love The Way You Lie” and impressing music junkies with her killer demo version of the summer smash hit.
Since then, it’s been a whirlwind for the 2-time Grammy nominated artist.
The 25-year-old singer explains that the mystery is all part of her master plan:
That [Skylar’s Grammys performance] was actually intentional on my part…It’s been part of our whole plan in my roll out. At first, people didn’t know what I looked like and they were like, “Is she black? Is she white? Is she ugly? Is she fat? Why aren’t they showing this girl’s pictures?” And so we just want to reveal little bits at a time. We don’t want to just give it all away.
But this isn’t Skylar’s first success in the music business. She’s been singing since the age of 5 and sung the hook on the 2006 [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fort Minor[/lastfm] song, “Where’d You Go?”Vodpod videos no longer available.
She also released her solo album Like Blood Like Honey that same year. Back then, she went by the name [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Holly Brook[/lastfm], but that didn’t last for long:
I changed my name, man. I got sick of Holly…She was too sweet and let people walk all over her. I kind of retreated into the woods and became a completely different person over the past couple of years.
And if all that weren’t enough, Skylar helped write “Castle Walls,” performed by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]T.I.[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm]. Seriously, is this girl busy or what?Vodpod videos no longer available.
Can’t get enough of Skylar Grey? Well you’re in luck! [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alex Da Kid[/lastfm] signed her to his Wonderland Music label. She working on her next album right now and plans to release the debut single sometime this spring.
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