Songwriting Clinic with Skylar Grey

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
Songwriting Clinic with Skylar Grey 
Interscope Records Recording Artist and Five-time Grammy Nominated Songwriter
Moderated by Bonnie Hayes, Chair of Songwriting
 
Interscope Records Recording Artist and Five-time Grammy Nominated Songwriter Skylar Grey joined us for a songwriting clinic. Featured an interview discussing her career and artistic journey led by Bonnie Hayes, Chair of Songwriting, as well as a Q&A session plus an intimate acoustic performance.
 
Skylar Grey is a five-time GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She 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 highest 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.” Grey's critically acclaimed album Don’t Look Down, executive produced by Eminem and Alex Da Kid, was released by KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records and debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 positioning her as a leading alternative singer-songwriter. She has worked with an array of artists co-writing and featuring on songs with Dr. Dre, Nicki Minaj, will.i.am, David Guetta, Kid Cudi, Zedd, Diddy, Moby, Kaskade, Cee Lo, T.I. and many more.
Recently, Grey was included on the highly successful soundtrack for the film 50 Shades of Grey with her song “I Know You,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart while the video is fast approaching 30 million Vevo views. Grey also recently contributed to the soundtrack for the next installment of the massively successful Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 7, with the track “I Will Return.” Skylar recently released “Cannonball” featuring KIDinaKORNER label-mate’s X Ambassadors, whose track “Renegades” spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Alternative radio charts and toured the country with them on sold out dates nationally October-November. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her new album, which will be released this spring.