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Skylar Grey

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'10s






Skylar Grey

Biography

The woman behind hits such as Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" and Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go," singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Skylar Grey (who previously recorded as Holly Brook) began singing at the age of two. Her first muses were folk and jazz, two sounds she found in perfect harmony upon discovering the music of Joni Mitchell. The budding songstress took the stage with her mother at the age of six, and had her own band and two recordings under her belt by the time she was in high school. She continued to develop her sepia-toned piano pop throughout her teens, eventually moving to Los Angeles in 2003, where she met Grammy-winning producer — and future co-writer and producer — Jon Ingoldsby. . Her debut album for Machine Shop Records, Like Blood Like Honey, was released in 2006 under the name Holly Brook (a shortening of her full name, Holly Brook Hafermann). Tours opening for the likes of Jamie Cullum, k.d. lang, and Duncan Sheik would follow but the album stalled, and soon Brook was without a recording contract. In 2006 her guest vocals on Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go" would help push the track into the Top Five in America, and in 2009 she would join Duncan Sheik's band for his Whisper House album and its accompanying tour. The year 2010 was a huge step forward for Brook's solo career, starting with the release of the O'Dark:Thirty EP. A name change to Skylar Grey would soon follow, along with a meeting with Alex da Kid, who signed her to his Wonderland Music label. By the end of 2010, Eminem, along with special guest Rihanna, had a hit with his own version of Grey's "Love the Way You Lie."

"Love the Way You Lie" turned into a massive hit and it jump-started Skylar Grey's career. She earned a Grammy nomination for writing the song and signed to Interscope as a solo recording artist. As she prepped her debut, Grey popped up as a guest artist on several different recordings, including hit singles by Diddy - Dirty Money ("Coming Home"), Dr. Dre ("I Need a Doctor"), and Lupe Fiasco ("Words I Never Said"). Her first solo hit, "C'Mon Let Me Ride" (which featured an appearance by Eminem), appeared in 2012 and, in the summer of 2013, her full-length debut as Skylar Grey, Don't Look Down, was released. ~ James Christopher Monger & David Jeffries, Rovi

Top Albums


1. Addicted To ..
Words - Single, Skylar Grey
2. Words - Sing..
Don't Look Down, Skylar Grey
3. Don't Look D..
iTunes Session, Skylar Grey
4. iTunes Sessi..
Don't Look Down, Skylar Grey
5. Don't Look D..
Dance Without You (Remixes) - EP, Skylar Grey
6. Dance Withou..
Room for Happiness (Feat. Skylar Grey), Kaskade
7. Room for Hap..
Invisible (Remixes), Skylar Grey
8. Invisible (R..
Get Lucky - Single, Skylar Grey
9. Get Lucky - ..
C’mon Let Me Ride (Remixes) - Single, Skylar Grey
10. C’mon Let ..
Room for Happiness (Above & Beyond Remix) [feat. Skylar Grey] - Single, Kaskade
11. Room for Hap..
Invisible - Single, Skylar Grey
12. Invisible - ..
Dance Without You - Single, Skylar Grey
13. Dance Withou..
Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) [feat. Skylar Grey] - Single, Diddy - Dirty Money
14. Coming Home ..
Coming Home (Dirty South Vocal Remix) [feat. Skylar Grey] - Single, Diddy - Dirty Money
15. Coming Home ..
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey)  - Single, Dr. Dre
16. I Need a Doc..
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey) - Single, Dr. Dre
17. I Need a Doc..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
I Know You (From The "Fifty Shad..Fifty Shades of Grey (Origi..4:58$1.29
2.
Coming Home (feat. Skylar Grey)Last Train to Paris (Deluxe..3:58$1.29
3.
Coming Home, Pt. II (Bonus Track)Don't Look Down2:44$1.29
4.
Addicted To LoveAddicted To Love - Single3:23$1.29
5.
I Will ReturnFurious 7 (Original Motion ..3:56$1.29
6.
WordsWords - Single5:06$0.99
7.
TwistedSHADYXV4:59$1.29
8.
Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III (Demo)Don't Look Down4:09$1.29
9.
C’mon Let Me Ride (feat. Eminem)Don't Look Down3:38$1.29
10.
Back From the Dead (feat. Big Sean &..Don't Look Down4:22$1.29
11.
InvisibleInvisible - Single4:12$1.29
12.
Love the Way You Lie (iTunes Session..iTunes Session4:19$1.29
13.
Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)Step Up Revolution (Music f..3:13$1.29
14.
HeroNeed For Speed (Original Mo..4:54$1.29
15.
Dance Without YouDance Without You - Single2:46$1.29
16.
I Will ReturnFurious 7 (Original Motion ..3:56$1.29
17.
Tower (Don't Look Down)Don't Look Down4:00$1.29
18.
Wear Me OutDon't Look Down3:28$1.29
19.
Final WarningDon't Look Down3:40$1.29
20.
C’mon Let Me Ride (feat. Eminem)Don't Look Down3:38$1.29
21.
Back From the Dead (feat. Big Sean &..Don't Look Down4:22$1.29
22.
Slowly Freaking OutHost: Choose to Listen (Mus..3:44$1.29
23.
Coming Home (feat. Skylar Grey)Last Train to Paris3:58$1.29
24.
TwistedShadyxv4:59$1.29
25.
White SuburbanDon't Look Down4:41$1.29

Top Music Videos

I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre
1. I Need a Doct...
Coming Home, Diddy - Dirty Money & Skylar Grey
2. Coming Home
I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre
3. I Need a Doct...
C'mon Let Me Ride, Skylar Grey
4. C'mon Let Me ...
Invisible, Skylar Grey
5. Invisible
Coming Home, Pt. II, Skylar Grey
6. Coming Home, ...
Room For Happiness (feat. Skylar Grey), Kaskade
7. Room For Happ...
Dance Without You, Skylar Grey
8. Dance Without...
Final Warning, Skylar Grey
9. Final Warning
Room For Happiness (Kaskade's ICE Mix) (feat. Skylar Grey) [Kaskade's ICE Mix], Kaskade
10. Room For Happ...
Back From The Dead (feat. Big Sean & Travis Barker), Skylar Grey
11. Back From The...
Wear Me Out, Skylar Grey
12. Wear Me Out
Invisible (Dirty South Remix), Skylar Grey
13. Invisible (Di...


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