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The Drop: Skylar Grey

Sponsored by Amoeba Music

Born Holly Brook Hafermann in the village of Mazomanie, Wisconsin, a town so tiny it doesn’t have a stoplight, Skylar Grey’s journey to this point has been studded with highs and lows. Grey began performing professionally at age six with her mother as a folk duo, and by the age of 14 had released three independent albums. In middle school, exhausted from the ridicule from her peers, Grey went solo and began writing her own music, eventually quitting high school in 2006 to move to Los Angeles and devote herself to becoming a serious artist. Today, Grey is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million singles globally. Grey co-wrote the biggest-selling single of 2010: Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” which earned her two GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Song and Best Rap Song of the Year. She also co-wrote and appeared on Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor,” which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem on the 2011 GRAMMY Awards telecast and for which she was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. Please join us in the Clive Davis Theater as we welcome Grey to celebrate her hotly-anticipated debut album Don’t Look Down. Hosted by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, hear Grey discuss her musical journey and the making of the album. After a unique audience Q & A session, Grey will perform.

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