Skylar Grey

Mar
7
Kid Cudi Steps Out to ‘Need for Speed’ Premiere

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is having a rager of a week. In addition to the top 5 debut of his album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, the Cleveland rapper aka Scott Mescudi makes his big-screen debut in Need for Speed, which had its Hollywood premiere on Thursday.

Looking like a movie star in a floral-print blazer and leather pants, a clean-shaven Cudi pulled up to the red carpet in a red-hot Mustang.

He stars alongside “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul in the action film, which opens March 14. “I fell in love with him right away,” he told Entertainment Weekly of his co-star. “You connect with people when you see a bit of yourself in them.”

Next up, the 30-year-old will play Ari Gold’s assistant in the upcoming Entourage movie.

A makeup-free Skylar Grey also hit the red carpet, showing off her tomboy style in rolled-up shorts, a trucker hat, and Y-3 sneakers.

Skylar has collaborated with Cudi on the Need for Speed end title song “Hero,” which is set to debut Tuesday.

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Feb
7
New Music: Skylar Grey – ‘Addicted to Love’

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey is used to penning hits for herself and superstars including Rihanna, Eminem, and Dr. Dre. Now the singer-songwriter reinvents Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” putting a raw and grungy spin on the ’80s hit. Her cover will appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming romantic drama Endless Love.

Skylar recently collaborated with David Guetta on his single “Shot Me Down” and dropped a video for “Coming Home, Pt. II.”

Check out her stripped-down remake below.

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Feb
2
Video: Skylar Grey – ‘Coming Home, Pt. II’

Skylar Grey

Emotions run high in the music video for Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home, Pt. II.” The singer-songwriter originally penned the song for Diddy-Dirty Money and then recorded a solo version, which was featured in Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial. In the heartwarming clip, Skylar sings the piano ballad while soldiers reunite with their families.

Watch the emotional homecoming below.

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Jan
10
Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar Party in Vegas for CES

Kendrick Lamar

Dr. Dre closed out CES with a bang, hosting Beats by Dr. Dre’s exclusive after-party at LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday night. After showcasing the latest products from Beats Electronics, the hip-hop icon celebrated with will.i.am, Skylar Grey, and Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall.

DJ Axwell provided the evening’s soundtrack, while Kendrick Lamar took the stage to perform his hits including “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and “m.A.A.d city.”

TDE is looking forward to another big year. ScHoolboy Q will drop his album Oxymoron on February 25, while Kendrick is back in the lab working on his sophomore album.

Meanwhile, Dre is gearing up for this month’s launch of Beats Music’s music subscription service, which will compete with Rhapsody, Spotify, and Rdio.

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Nov
2
Eminem Performs on ‘SNL’ with Rick Rubin and Skylar Grey

Eminem

Shady’s back on “SNL.” Just days away from the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem returned to “Saturday Night Live” for his sixth appearance.

Following an introduction from host Kerry Washington, Rick Rubin set the stage before turning it over to the blonde MC, who tore the roof off Studio 8H with his single “Berzerk.” As Rubin manned the turntables, Em rocked the mic with some help from Mr. Porter and a live band.

For round two, he performed his DJ Khalil-produced anthem “Survival” with Skylar Grey.

Watch Shady and his special guests set it off.

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Sep
30
Video: Skylar Grey f/ Big Sean & Travis Barker – ‘Back From the Dead’

Big Sean and Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey gets a blast from the past in the video for “Back From the Dead” co-starring Big Sean and Travis Barker. The singer-songwriter is haunted by a former lover as she walks through a museum filled with dioramas, grizzly bears, and grey wolves in the black-and-white clip.

“‘Back From the Dead’ is a song about somebody coming back into your life that you thought you would never see again and it’s like, what do we do now?” said Skylar.

Big Sean appears to be invisible to Skylar as he delivers his verse with skulls and a skeleton by his side.

“Back From the Dead” is the latest single from Skylar’s album Don’t Look Down, which debuted at No. 8 in July.

Also check out her cover of Daft Punk and Pharrell’s summer smash “Get Lucky.”

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Sep
19
Behind the Video: Skylar Grey f/ Big Sean & Travis Barker – ‘Back From the Dead’

Skylar Grey and Big Sean

Grey wolves, grizzly bears, and Big Sean, oh my! Skylar Grey comes alive in the video for “Back From the Dead” co-starring Big Sean and Travis Barker. The singer-songwriter transforms a soundstage into a museum with dioramas and fake animals in the dark clip.

“‘Back From the Dead’ is a song about somebody coming back into your life that you thought you would never see again and it’s like, what do we do now?” said Skylar.

She was joined on set by Barker and Big Sean, whom she met at LAX. “She’s been my homie ever since,” said the Hall of Fame rapper.

“Back From the Dead” is the latest single from Skylar’s album Don’t Look Down, which debuted at No. 8 in July.

The full video will premiere on Sept. 30. Go behind the scenes below.

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