Who Is Eminem’s Grammy Collaborator Skylar Grey?

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Besides writing Rihanna’s part in “Love the Way You Lie” and gaining a Grammy nomination for it, Skylar Grey, the singer who performed with Eminem and Dr. Dre on stage Sunday night at the Grammys, has had her hands in a number of radio hits, although she’s managed to maintain a low profile until now.

Following the award show, the Wisconsin-born singer/songwriter told reporters that her Grammys performance, where she sang the “I Need a Doctor” chorus, was “amazing. I’ve never played on a stage that big with an audience that vast.”

She went on to give listeners a mini-auto-bio: “I was born in Wisconsin and I started performing at age 6, performing with my mom, we had a little duo and I started writing songs with lyrics around 14,” Skylar said. “By the time I was 15, I had three independent albums… [I] dropped out of high school, moved to LA when I was 17, got a record deal and they didn’t really know what to do with me.”

At 18, she sang on Fort Minor’s song “Where’d You Go.” Check it out below:

Grey frequently works with Alex Da Kid, the other writer for “Love the Way You Lie.” He produced Dre’s “I Need a Doctor” and Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said,” which both feature Grey on vocals. She’s signed to Alex’s Wonderland Music imprint.

Listen to both songs:

These days, the list of famous rappers she hasn’t worked with is quickly dwindling. She co-wrote “Coming Home” from Diddy-Dirty Money’s album Last Train to Paris with none other than Jay-Z and J-Cole. She also penned all of the single “Castle Walls” for T.I. and Christina Aguilera.

Listen to these two below:

But what now, after gaining the attention of millions and a Grammy nomination? “I’m working on solo material right now with Alex.”

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