Skylar Grey Bio
Skylar Grey is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts. Totaling more than 25 million singles sales globally, Grey was included in Forbes Magazine's list of music talent in their 2012 "30 Under 20" issue, alongside Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Drake and Bruno Mars. Grey rose to prominence after the release of her new single "C'mon Let Me Ride," featuring Eminem, debuted in December 2012. "C'mon Let Me Ride," which received over 4 million views in the first 3 days of its release, was produced by Alex Da Kid and mixed by both Eminem and Alex. In addition, Gray wrote a song for CeeLo Green, "Only You," a duet with Lauriana Mae. She was also a featured vocalist on will.i.am's solo album #willpower.
Grey made a name for herself by co-writing the biggest-selling single of 2010: Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," which earned her two GRAMMY award nominations for Best Song and Best Rap Song of the Year. She also co-wrote and appeared on Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor," in which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem on the 2011 GRAMMY Awards telecast and for which she was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. In January 2012, Grey released "The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey," which featured special acoustic performances of three songs she wrote and produced: the original demo of "Love the Way Part III" (the original "Love the Way You Lie" made popular by Eminem and Rihanna), "Coming Home Part II" (originally performed by Didd-Dirt Money) and "Words" (originally "Words I Never Said," performed by Lupe Fiasco.
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