Skylar Grey is a well known American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is known for her work in many genres, including pop and hip-hop and has collaborated with artists like Eminem and Dr. Dre.
Skylar Grey Bio
She was born as Holly Brook Hafermann in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States of America. She kickstarted her music career at a young age playing the piano and performing in a folk duo. She adopted her stage name, “Skylar Grey” in 2006 when she released her maiden album, “Like Blood Like Honey”.
She gained fame for co-writing and providing vocals on Eminem featuring Rihanna’s hit single, “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010. The song was a success as it featured as number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and sold over 12 million copies globally. She continued to collaborate with many artists in the music industry and released her second album, “My Sad Songs” in 2013. She has written songs for Dr. Dre, Rihanna, CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and many others.
Skylar Grey has been nominated five times for Grammy Awards, twice for MTV Video Music Awards where she won Ringtone of the Year in 2006, twice for Teen Choice Awards, once for World Music Awards, she won her two times nomination for Vevo Certified Awards and won for Variety’ Breakthrough of the Year Awards.
She is best known for her emotional vocals and versatile songwriting. Her work often explores the themes of love, relationships, personal struggles and sad moments.
Skylar Grey’s Age
Holly Brook is presently 37 years old as she was born on the 23rd of February, 1986 under the birth sign, Pisces.
Skylar Grey’s Height
Skylar stands at a height of five feet, six inches which is approximately 1.64 metres tall.
What does Skylar Grey do for a living?
The multi-instrumentalist is a professional singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who plays the guitar, piano, and drums. She is a record producer who has worked with many popular musicians like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Eminem and many others.
She started her music career as a songwriter with Universal Music Publishing Group in 2004 at the age of 17. She also released her maiden song, Like Blood Like Honey in 2006 then her second song, “My Sad Songs” in 2013.
Aside from music, she is a model who has starred in countless brand campaigns for the likes of Redken, Levi and others. She has also been featured in music videos and commercials. She has also acted in many films and television series such as “Lennon or McCartney(2014)”, and “The Grizzly Diaries(2013)”.
Skylar Grey is also a philanthropist with her own foundation, “The Skylar Grey Foundation” which provides support to children and families affected by poverty.
What is Skylar Grey famous for?
Grey is best known for her songwriting and singing prowess. She is known for her creative songs which often explores the themes of love, relationships, personal struggles and sad moments.
Her songwriting prowess ushered her into the limelight when she co-wrote the song “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna.
Skylar Grey’s Parents
Her parents are identified as Candace Krietlow and Gene Roger Hafermann. Not much is known about them as they live their life away from the media. However, Skylar often speaks about her close relationship with her parents and how grateful she is to them for their unwavering love and support.
Skylar Grey’s Siblings
The “Like Blood Like Honey” singer has an elderly sister known as Tiffany Hafermann.
Is Skylar Grey married?
Grey is not married but she is presently engaged to Eliott Taylor, a singer cum songwriter. The duo met in 2016 and began dating shortly after.
Prior to dating Elliott, Grey was married to Todd Jeremy Mandel for some few years. The reason for their divorce is unknown for now.
Does Skylar Grey have kids?
Currently, Holly Brook Hafermann does not have any children.
Who is Skylar Grey to Eminem?
Skylar and Eminem have a long working relationship. She has co-written and performed on many of his songs, including “Love the Way You Lie” and “C’mon Let Me Ride”. She has also starred on his albums, “Revival” and “Kamikaze”. The duo have collaborated on 12 songs so far.
Skylar Grey’s Net Worth
She has accumulated an impressive net worth of $5 million. She made this sum from her music career, acting and her brand commercials.