Holly Brook Hafermann (born February 23, 1986), known professionally as Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. She is a pop singer with recognizably breathy, earnest vocals and a songwriter in demand for her big chorus hooks, Skylar Grey co-wrote hits for the likes of Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”) and Zedd (“Clarity”) before reaching the Billboard 200 Top Ten with 2013’s Don’t Look Down, her solo debut under the Grey moniker. Still incorporating shades of hip-hop, heartfelt lyrics, and a more atmospheric sound marked the follow-up, 2016’s Natural Causes. she has written/co-written many other successful tracks, such as “Done With Like”, “She Said”, “Coming Home”, “Castle Walls” ,”Clarity” , “Only You” and “Bed of Lies”, to name a few. Skylar Grey has also appreared in many television on shows like ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Today Show’ and ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’.
She was born on 23 February 1986 (age 35 years) in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States. She begains her career in singing as a toddler.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, under the aforementioned labels.
Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”) and Zedd (“Clarity”)
Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States
Skylar Grey Career
Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. She started her career as a child artist in 1994-2004 as a folk duo with her mother, Candace Kreitlow, called Generations. The group released three studio albums together.
In the year from 2005 to 2010 She co-wrote “Done With Like” and “She Said” with Jon Ingoldsby and American actress Brie Larson for Larson’s first and only album, Finally Out of P.E. (2005).
In 2005 Skylar Grey was featured on American hip hop group Fort Minor’s songs, “Where’d You Go” and “Be Somebody”.
On 14 April 2006 his song “Where’d You Go” was released.
In June 2006 Grey released her debut album, titled Like Blood Like Honey”
In 2009, Grey sang backing vocals on Eurovision contestant Yohanna’s debut album, Butterflies and Elvis
In early 2010, she performed in the theatrical version of “Whisper House,” playing one of the two lead ghost vocalists, along with David Poe
On June 10, 2010, she self-released the seven-song extended play (EP), O’Dark:Thirty. Production of the EP was handled by Duncan Sheik and Jon Ingoldsby.
In 2010 She changed her stage name from Holly Brook Hafermann to Skylar Grey.
In 2010 her first collaboration was with English songwriter/producer Alex da Kid. Their song “Love the Way You Lie” made its way to Eminem, who did a version with Rihanna that became a worldwide hit, topping the Hot 100 and earning Grey, Alex, and Eminem a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year
In June 2011 Grey issued her debut single, “Dance Without You,” It was later included in the 2012 film Step Up Revolution. That year’s “C’Mon Let Me Ride” — produced by Alex da Kid and featuring Eminem –reached Canada’s Hot 100.
In 2013 she released songs she co-penned for Cee Lo Green (“Only You”) and will.i.am (“Love Bullets”) before Grey’s full-length debut, Don’t Look Down, arrived on Kid Ina Korner. With guests including Eminem, Big Sean, and Travis Barker, it peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200.
In 2014 she won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her 2012 song “Clarity” by Zedd featuring Foxes.
In mid-2016, Grey contributed a pair of tracks to the Billboard 200-topping Suicide Squad soundtrack, including her own “Wreak Havoc” and a songwriting credit for Kehlani’s “Gangsta.”
Skylar Grey Film
Lennon or McCartney
Saturday Night Live
“Survival”, “Walk on Water”, “Stan”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “Bed of Lies”
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Fox’s New Year’s Eve
“Glorious”, “Coming Home”, “Love The Way You Lie”, and “Clarity”
The Today Show
“Stand By Me”
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
“Love the Way You Lie”, “Coming Home”, “Clarity”, “Glorious”
Skylar Grey Web
The Grizzly Diaries
Skylar Grey Family
Skylar Grey was born on February 23, 1986 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, U.S. to his parents Gene Roger Hafermann and Candace Krietlow, She also has a sibling named as Tiffany Hafermann.
Gene Roger Hafermann
Skylar Grey Relationship & Martial Status
In 2019, Grey and her fiancé Elliott Taylor wrote “Falling In Love Again” for Celine Dion’s Courage.
Daughter: Not Known Son: Not Known
Skylar Grey Physical Apprence
In Centimetres – 165 cm In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
I love New York. I first came here with my Mom when I was in 9th grade. I took the subway for the first time and the doors closed between me and my Mom, and I was so scared. I could see her through the window and I didn’t know what to do. I got off at the next stop and she caught up to me, but I couldn’t stop crying. – Skylar Grey
Mazomanie doesn’t even have a stoplight, so it doesn’t do a lot. But the cheese curds there are unbelievable. I’ve never had them anywhere else, even at places in California that claim to have the real thing. There’s a cheese factory in Arena, Mazomanie’s neighboring town, and they’ll give you fresh curds that are so amazing. – Skylar Grey
I didn’t have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didn’t know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke. – Skylar Grey
I think, honestly, that a lot of people think I’m sad and dark all the time, because of the music I have made. But there’s a huge part of my personality that’s really energetic, outgoing and goofy. – Skylar Grey
Putting out a debut album is a bit scary – I want it to be just right, so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust. – Skylar Grey
My mom was a folk singer and Celtic harpist. My dad was in a barbershop quartet and my great grandma was an opera singer. As I grew up, I discovered pop music and Top 40 radio, but it was in the ’90s, so music was very different then – it was really lyrical. – Skylar Grey
Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way. – Skylar Grey