Skylar Grey is stepping out of the shadows and into her own. The singer-songwriter has officially signed a new record deal and is prepping an album for release this year.
After penning and lending her voice to songs for Eminem, Dr. Dre, T.I., and Lupe Fiasco, the 25-year-old hitmaker will release her solo album through producer Alex Da Kid’s label, Wonderland Music, and Interscope Records. The lead single is due this spring.
Grey, who appeared onstage with Dr. Dre and Eminem at last month’s Grammy Awards, will perform the hit she co-wrote for Diddy-Dirty Money, “Coming Home,” on tonight’s episode of “American Idol.”
“Getting to perform on television with Eminem and Dr. Dre still doesn’t feel real to me and now to perform with Diddy-Dirty Money in the course of a month is unreal,” said the Wisconsin native. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to perform on ‘Idol.’ It’s incredible to have all of this leading into my album coming this year—I am so fortunate.”
Grey, born Holly Brook Hafermann, was previously signed to Linkin Park’s Machine Shop Recordings in 2004 and recorded as Holly Brook. She appeared on Fort Minor’s single “Where’d You Go” and released her debut album Like Blood Like Honey in 2006.