Even if you don't know Skylar Grey, you've undoubtedly heard her voice before. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter sang the hook on tracks from Diddy, Dr. Dre, Kaskade, Slaughterhouse, Lupe Fiasco and the Linkin Park side project Fort Minor. More impressively, she turned a demo about her frustration with the music industry (she recorded an album using her real name Holly Brook way back in 2006) into the hit Eminem/Rihanna collabo "Love the Way You Lie." Not bad for a girl who hails from a Wisconsin town of 1,500 people.
And things are only looking up for Grey: The eclectic singer-songwriter just revealed Eminem is executive producing Don't Look Down, her debut album as Skylar Grey. Equally awesome, the Detroit rapper will appear on the LP's lead single "C'mon Let Me Ride" which is slated to drop Dec. 11.
"I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist," Eminem said in a statement. "This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am."
Grey, naturally, is stoked about having one of the biggest names in music attached to her album. "Eminem's increased involvement has been such a blessing," Grey said. "I'm getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust."
Obviously. Who wouldn't trust a guy whose last name is Shady?