Who The Hell Is… Skylar Grey?

You might recognize her from her performance with Nicki Minaj at the 2014 American Music Awards, but Skylar Grey first broke into the popular music scene with her 2006 collaboration with Fort Minor, “Where’d You Go.” For almost a decade, Grey has worked with some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop, producing hit songs while maintaining her position on the edge of the music scene.  Her ethereal voice juxtaposed with the rap verses of the artists she performs with makes for unusual, intriguing harmonies. Though her past collaborations have brought her success, Grey’s new album — release date TBD — will focus just on her. Find out more about Skylar Grey and the music she’s had a hand in over the years.

WHO is Skylar Grey?

Holly Brook Hafermann was born on February 23, 1986 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. She started singing when she was two years old and began performing with her mother at the age of six. By the time she reached high school, Hafermann had recorded two songs and was in a band. After releasing her 2006 debut album Like Blood Like Honey with Machine Shop Records, Hafermann began touring with Jamie Cullum, k.d. lang, and Duncan Sheik. She released her O’Dark Thirty EP in 2010, and changed her name to Skylar Grey shortly after.

WHAT is her album?

Under her new moniker, Grey released her debut album Don’t Look Down in 2013 via Interscope Records. The 12-track collection features Eminem, Angel Haze, Big Sean, and Travis Barker, and peaked at number eight in the “Billboard 200” chart.

“C’Mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem

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