Skylar Grey is a singer/songwriter whose recent breakout performance on the GRAMMY Awards alongside Dr. Dre and Eminem for their newest single, “I Need A Doctor,” has elevated her into the spotlight beyond her writing credits, as a phenomenal, critically-acclaimed singer. In addition to “I Need a Doctor,” which she also wrote.
The recent GRAMMY performance is just one of many milestone moments in what has been a whirlwind year for Grey, who was also nominated for two GRAMMY Awards that evening for “Song of the Year” and “Best Rap Song,” for writing Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” A fateful introduction by Grey’s publisher at Universal to producer extraordinaire Alex Da Kid via email, lead to the pair writing their first song together, “Love the Way You Lie.”
“I didn’t write it with Rihanna in mind, I just wrote what I felt over the beat, thinking that I would sing it,” said Grey. “I felt honored that Eminem was drawn to the song because I’ve always respected him as an artist.”
Grey went on to write Rihanna’s Part II and Part III of the same song for Rihanna’s Loud album. Grey and Alex de Kid have since become a duo to be reckoned with in the world of song writing. In addition to Fiasco’s controversial “Words I Never Said,” and Diddy Dirty Money’s “Home”, we just have to wait until next year to discover more of her talent.
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