Skylar Grey is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs of the past couple years. Ironically, while spending time away from the music industry and living in a cabin in the woods, she penned Eminem’s/Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie,” which became one of the biggest songs of their careers. This lead to Grey writing Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor,” which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards ceremony, Diddy Dirty Money’s “Coming Home,” Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said,” T.I.’s “Castle Walls” and most recently, Kaskade’s “Room For Happiness” (she wrote and sang on two versions of the song, which became the album's third single). Her work has lit up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 15 million singles sold globally.
Grey was born and raised in a tiny village in Wisconsin, and she has been performing since the age of 6. She left home as a teenager to pursue a career in music. Aside from having one of the most heart-rending voices in music, she plays nearly a dozen instruments including piano and guitar, and is also an engineer and producer.
Earlier in 2012, she released “The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey,” an EP that includes her performing stripped-down versions of some of her smash hits. Currently, she is preparing to release her debut full-length solo album DON'T LOOK DOWN, which is set to be released on July 9, 2013, and features several guest appearances. With her ability to cross multiple genres seamlessly, we never know what to expect from this versatile songstress.
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