Skylar Grey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and model from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, at the age of 17, Grey signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with Machine Shop Recordings under the name Holly Brook. In 2006, she released her debut studio album Like Blood Like Honey. In 2010, Grey co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s hit single “Love the Way You Lie”, alongside Eminem and British record producer Alex da Kid.
Skylar Grey made her national television debut under her new alias during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, where she performed “I Need a Doctor”, alongside Eminem and Dr. Dre. In 2011, Grey was featured on a song titled “Words I Never Said”, the second single from Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers (2011). Grey released her debut single, “Dance Without You”, on June 6, 2011. In October 2011, Grey was featured on American DJ and music producer Kaskade’s seventh album Fire & Ice, writing and singing on two versions of the song “Room for Happiness”, which became the album’s third single and earned her another Grammy nomination. In 2012, Grey co-wrote Russian-German electronic dance musician Zedd’s 2012 single “Clarity” featuring Foxes, which won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2014. On April 7, 2013, for the second consecutive year, Grey appeared at WWE’s Wrestlemania event, this time in front of 80,676 fans, where she performed “Coming Home”, with Sean “Diddy” Combs. In October 2013, Grey appeared on the track “The Last Day” on Moby’s eleventh album Innocents. In 2014, Grey teamed up with American rapper Nicki Minaj to co-write the song “Bed of Lies”, from Minaj’s third album, The Pinkprint. Grey sang on the recording and performed it alongside Minaj at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards and the December 6, 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live. On November 10, 2017, Grey’s frequent collaborator Eminem released “Walk on Water”, featuring American singer Beyoncé, the lead single from his ninth album Revival. Grey co-wrote the song alongside Eminem and Beyoncé; Grey also co-produced the music with Rick Rubin. On August 7, 2019, Grey released a new song titled “New Kind Of Love” that was featured on Hulu’s re-make of “Four Weddings And A Funeral”.