Skylar Grey

Feb
9
Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, & Skylar Grey Salute Jimmy Iovine at Pre-Grammy Event

Dr. Dre, Skylar Grey, and Jimmy Iovine

Grammy Week was in full swing as music’s brightest stars came out to honor Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Producers & Engineers Wing event at the Village in Los Angeles. From Dr. Dre to Stevie Nicks, the room was full of artists of all genres. Skylar Grey kicked off the evening with a medley of her hits and Mary J. Blige, will.i.am, and Polow Da Don were among those who saluted the music visionary.

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Jan
5
Skylar Grey Unveils ‘Buried Sessions’ Artwork

The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey

Rap-Up.com has your first look at the eerie cover for Skylar Grey’s EP The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey. The digital release, which precedes the singer-songwriter’s KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Invinsible, will be available January 17 on iTunes and include solo versions of the hits she penned including Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” and Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said,” along with the original demo of Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” Preview what Skylar has in store below.

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Dec
24
Exclusive: Skylar Grey to Release ‘Buried Sessions’ EP in January

Skylar Grey

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Skylar Grey had a gift for her fans. Due to popular demand, the singer-songwriter has recorded and released her own versions of the hits she penned, Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” and Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said.” These two songs, along with the original demo of “Love the Way You Lie,” will be available on iTunes on January 17 as an EP entitled The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey.

“Coming Home” became a hit for Diddy-Dirty Money, and now Skylar has dedicated the record to the men and women of the military who are returning home from war. “‘Coming Home Pt. II’ goes out to all of the soldiers that are finally home and to everyone who is with their loved ones on the holidays,” Skylar told Rap-Up.com.

Lupe Fiasco sparked controversy with the politically-charged “Words I Never Said,” but Skylar originally wrote the Lasers cut for a family member. “I wrote this song about my grandfather who passed away before I had a chance to say goodbye,” she said. “Tell somebody you love them today.”

Rap-Up.com has your first listen to Skylar’s solo versions.

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Oct
13
Bruno Mars Performs ‘It Will Rain’ with Skylar Grey in Vienna [Video]

Bruno Mars made it “Rain” with some help from Skylar Grey. During his show in Vienna, Austria, the fedora-clad crooner brought the “Invisible” singer out to perform his newest song “It Will Rain” off the Twilight soundtrack. Skylar, who has been opening for Bruno on his European tour, appeared onstage to add her haunting vocals to the dark tune.

“Special Thanks to my girl @SkylarGrey for singing ‘It Will Rain’ with me tonight in Vienna.. X0x0x0 #WhatAVoice,” tweeted Bruno.

Sep
8
Video: Skylar Grey – ‘Invisible’

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey finds strength in her insecurities in the Jay Martin-directed video for “Invisible,” the first single from her KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Invinsible. In the dark visuals, the singer-songwriter walks dangerously close to the edge of a high-rise, plays in traffic, and sets herself on fire, but still feels like no one notices her.

“I wanted it to be Peter Parker by day meets Spider-Man by night,” explained Skylar. “An everyday kid who isn’t really that cool, but there’s something else going on that people don’t know about. That’s kind of the journey that I went on. I discovered that my insecurities and my flaws were things that I actually need to embrace, and I let them become my superpowers.”

Skylar’s debut has been delayed from November to January. “There are some things that I wanted to add to the album, but I haven’t had time because I’ve been traveling so much,” she told Rap-Up.com. “So I just need a minute to do more of that and come back and finish the album properly.”

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Aug
8
Skylar Grey Performs ‘I Need a Doctor’ with Karmin [Video]

Karmin and Skylar Grey

Karmin got a surprise visit from Skylar Grey, who joined the YouTube duo during their acoustic performance of “I Need a Doctor” at Billboard’s Lollapalooza lounge in Chicago this weekend.

Nick sang the hook while Amy held down the rap verses before Skylar dropped in to sing the song she helped pen for Dr. Dre’s Detox.

Karmin has garnered millions of views online with their covers of Nick Minaj’s “Super Bass” and Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” attracting the attention of L.A. Reid, who signed them to Epic Records.

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Aug
7
Skylar Grey Makes Lollapalooza Debut

Skylar Grey

In addition to joining Eminem onstage at Lollapalooza, Skylar Grey seized her own moment with a solo set. The singer-songwriter debuted material off her upcoming album Invinsible, including her Marilyn Manson-assisted song “Can’t Haunt Me” while performing on the BMI stage in Chicago’s Grant Park. She also pleased fans with a piano medley of her hits consisting of “Coming Home,” “Words I Never Said,” “I Need a Doctor,” and “Love the Way You Lie.”

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