Skylar Grey CMX :: ‘I Know You’ Official Visual – Exclusive to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Bluray Edition, Releasing 8-MAY-2015 | Artwork

The official visual for Ms. Grey‘s Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack exclusive original song I Know You will see its release exclusively on the Bluray edition of the Fifty Shades of Grey film!

The music video is an exclusive to the Bluray edition of the film release, along with music videos by Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd, and is set to feature track composer Stephan Moccio. Check out the artwork for the Bluray release of the film below.

Skylar Grey – “I Know You” Music Video | Fifty Shades of Grey Bluray ::

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Skylar Grey CMIX :: Skylar Grey to Perform at WrestleMania XXXI w/ Travis Barker x Kid Ink – WWE x Rolling Stone | Press Release

As announced by the WWE this past week (March 18), Ms. Grey will be performing live at WrestleMania XXXI this coming Sunday, March 29!

This follows Ms. Grey’s two previous appearances at WrestleMania – back in 2012, performing “Invincible” with Machine Gun Kelly, and in 2013, performing “Coming Home” with Diddy.

The performance will be a medley of Ms. Grey’s David Guetta collaboration Rise and Kid Ink‘s “Money and the Power” - both artists will be joined by frequent collaborator Travis Barker, who talked with Rolling Stone about the performance.

Check out full details via a copy of the official press release, as well as relevant excerpts from Barker‘s Rolling Stone interview, below.

Skylar Grey to Perform at WrestleMania XXXI | Press Release ::
STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today announced that Skylar Grey, Kid Ink and Travis Barker will take the stage at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

A medley of the WrestleMania 31 theme songs – “Rise” by David Guetta, featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey and “Money and the Power” by hip-hop artist Kid Ink – will be performed by Skylar Grey and Kid Ink, who will be joined by legendary drummer Travis Barker.

Grey has co-written countless hits for powerhouse artists including Eminem, Dr. Dre and Diddy. Most recently, she can be found on the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack with “I Know You” and on the just-released Furious 7 soundtrack with “I Will Return.

Kid Ink is a rising star in his own right. His most recent album, Full Speed, debuted in the top 10 and features collaborations with Usher and Chris Brown. Like Grey, he is also featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack with his song “Ride Out.

Musician and producer Travis Barker is most noted as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182. He has also worked with The Black Eyed Peas, Pink and Pharrell Williams, among others.

This year, more than 70,000 fans from all 50 states and more than 40 countries will descend upon the San Francisco Bay Area for a weeklong lineup of festivities in celebration of WrestleMania 31.

WrestleMania 31 can be seen on WWE Network and pay-per-view in more than 175 countries. Be sure to follow #WRESTLEMANIA, @WWE and @WrestleMania to join in the conversation.

Travis Barker to Perform w/ Skylar Grey x Kid Ink | Rolling Stone ::
“….Barker knew he’d be performing at WWE’s WrestleMania with Skylar Grey and Kid Ink for a while now….but he was never really clear what he’d be performing. Until this morning, that is.

“I just got the music that I’m playing!” he laughs. “Kid Ink and Skylar are both really great friends of mine, and about a month ago, Skylar was like ‘You know, I might be playing WrestleMania, would you play with me?’ and I was like ‘Of course.’ Then, like a week later, Ink hits me and he’s like ‘I’m playingWrestleMania, would you be down?’ and I’m like ‘I think I’m already going to be there!’ So I knew something was up.”

Turns out, on March 29, Barker will be providing the backbone to a performance that will meld David Guetta’s “Rise” – which, in addition to being this year’s WrestleMania theme song, also features vocals from Grey – with Ink’s “Money and the Power. And for a guy who’s built a career out of hard-hitting beats, not only does the collaboration make complete sense, but the stage is pretty perfect, too….

“Now, I have so many friends that love it, grown men, our kids – I’ve been to events where dudes are in their 30s or 40s, shouting ‘Kick his ass!’ It’s bigger than life, man,” he adds. “And when you take that, then add songs like ‘Money and the Power’ and ‘Rise’ to the mix, you take a situation that’s already turned up and make it wild.”

….he’s excited to share the bill with Grey and Ink, two artists he’s been close friends with for years.

“They’re both amazing talents, and good people, you know? Skylar’s so talented, she’s got the voice of an angel, and she’s willing to put in the work, you know?” he says….”

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Skylar Grey CMVIII :: Skylar Grey’s ‘I Will Return’ – ‘Furious 7′ Soundtrack, Now Available | Buy

Ms. Grey‘s latest original song “I Will Return”, exclusively available on the Furious 7 film soundtrack, is now finally available!

You pick up a copy of the soundtrack album at your favourite local record shop starting today (March 17), and grab the song by itself right now via iTunes (by clicking the soundtrack’s artwork below).

Skylar Grey – “I Will Return” | Furious 7 Soundtrack ::

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Skylar Grey CMVII :: Skylar Grey x David Guetta’s ‘Rise’ – Contribute to WWE Music Video, Deadline 22-MAR-2015 | Press Release

With Ms. Grey‘s David Guetta collaboration Rise being the current official theme for WrestleMania XXXI, the WWE is asking for fans to contribute to a special music video that they are in the process of piecing together.

Check out the full press release below for details on participating yourself, including links to the downloadable and printable PDFs to make your own “Rise” signs, and click the article title to access the original press release via WWE.com.

If you want to participate, be sure to make your submission by the March 22 deadline!

Join the WrestleMania 31 Music Video Project | WWE ::
WWE Universe, we’re looking for WWE Universe members from around the world to be part of our WrestleMania Music Video Project. Much like we did for WrestleMania 29 in New York City, your photo could be featured on WWE’s social media channels and WWE Network during WrestleMania weekend, showing your support for your favorite Superstars and your excitement for WWE WrestleMania March 29 on WWE Network.

Here’s how to be part of our crowdsourced music video, to the official WrestleMania theme “Rise” by David Guetta Feat. Skylar Grey:

1) Download the WrestleMania “Rise” signs at the links below, and print them out at home or work. Be sure to pick the appropriate size for your printer paper.

2) Get a friend, or a group of friends and family together, and pose with our signs spelling out the word “RISE” or the phrase “WE WILL RISE.” Or a single person can hold the “_____ WILL RISE” version sign on your own, and write in a Superstar’s name at the top, telling the world who you’ll support at WrestleMania.

3) To increase your chances of being added to the final video, pose in front of a local landmark or monument that the WWE Universe will recognize.

4) Take your picture, and post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WWERise. Still images only, please no videos. Also, let us know where you took the picture in the post text (city, state, country, etc.) so we can note the location in the video.

5) Post your photo(s) by Sunday, March 22 to submit them for inclusion in our WrestleMania video. You must include the hashtag #WWERise with your post/tweet for us to accept it.

Thank you for your help WWE Universe. Be sure to look for yourself when we post the music video here on Friday, March 27.

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Skylar Grey CMVI :: ‘Addicted to Love’ x ‘Words’ Singles – Now Available | Buy

As special surprise releases, Ms. Grey‘s original song “Words” (originally released in 2012 on The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey EP) and her previously unreleased cover of Robert Palmer‘s “Addicted to Love” are now available to own as digital singles!

This is the first time that “Addicted to Love”, which was recorded for and used in the trailer for the 2013 film remake of Endless Love, has been made available to own. This is also the first time in over a year that “Words” has been available on iTunes.

You can grab the singles on iTunes by clicking their respective pieces of artwork below!

Skylar Grey – “Addicted to Love” x “Words” | Digital Singles ::

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Skylar Grey CMV :: Skylar Grey Birthday Video – Fan-Tribute by Skylar Grey Italia, 23-FEB-2015 | Video

In celebration of Ms. Grey’s 29th birthday this year, dedicated fan-site Skylar Grey Italia has taken messages submitted from fans all over the world and complied them into the following video as a special birthday present. Some of you, especially you #TeamGrizzle members, may recognize your contributions in the video!

Be sure to watch check out the video for yourself, and also leave your own birthday message for Ms. Grey on her Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Skylar Grey – Birthday Tribute | Skylar Grey Italia ::

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Skylar Grey CMIV :: ‘I Will Return’ Pre-Order Now Available – ‘Furious 7′ Soundtrack Releasing 17-MAR-2015 | Artwork

The Furious 7 soundtrack album, featuring Ms. Grey‘s new track “I Will Return”, is now available for pre-order on iTunes!

View the full track listing for this edition of the soundtrack below, and click its artwork to access the official pre-order via iTunes.

Skylar Grey – “I Will Return” | Furious 7 Soundtrack Pre-Order ::
01/ “Ride Out” – Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale, & Rich Homie Quan

02/ “Off-Set” – T.I. & Young Thug

03/ “How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)” – Sevyen Streeter

04/ “Get Low” – DJ Snake & Dillion Francis

05/ “Go Hard Or Go Home” – Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea

06/ “My Angel” – Prince Royce

07/ “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

08/ “Payback” – Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future, & Sage the Gemini

09/ “Blast Off” – David Guetta & Kaz James

10/ “Six Days (Remix)” - DJ Shadow & Mos Def

11/ “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin, French Montana, & Nicky Jam

12/ “GDFR (Noodles Remix)” – Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini, & Lookas

13/ “Turn Down For What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

14/ “Meneo” – Fito Blanko

15/ “I Will Return” – Skylar Grey

16/ “Whip” (BONUS TRACK) – Famous To Most

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Skylar Grey CMIII :: ‘I Know You’ Interview w/ Skylar Grey – The Daily Beast, 12-FEB-2015

This past week (February 12), The Daily Beast posted an article on the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack that included a rather informative interview with Ms. Grey, regarding her work on the soundtrack album as well as her interest in working in film herself.

Skylar Grey – “I Know You” Interview | The Daily Beast ::
“….fellow scribe on the Fifty Shades soundtrack, Skylar Grey, fancies herself a bit darker. She wishes American Beauty had featured a few songs written by her, and one of her favorite film songs is the Michael Andrews and Gary Jules cover of “Mad World” from Donnie Darko. But when writing “I Know You” (specifically for the Grey soundtrack) with pianist Stephan Moccio, Grey aimed to tap into a more emotional place in the narrative.

“Even though the story is known for its erotic sex scenes and stuff, I tried to dig deeper into the emotion of the characters, and I kind of put myself in her shoes and try to know what she’d feel,” said Grey, who read the Fifty Shades series’ first installment after learning she’d be part of the soundtrack. But though the song is from a place of passion, there is a chilliness to it. “He’s this mysterious kind of guy she can’t figure out. To me, that’s just a naturally cold feeling,” Grey added.

Though she didn’t hear any of the other selections for the soundtrack ahead of time, Grey said she’s pleased with how the final product turned out. “There’s a lot of different artists and different styles on it, yet it sounds the same because pretty much everyone was inspired by the same story,” she said. “It all works together.”

Since “I Know You” was released ahead of the soundtrack’s Feb. 10 debut, it, like the other cuts before it, has performed well. “The song came out a few days ago and jumped to number one,” Grey said. “I’ve never had a song be number one on iTunes before, and this was in the top three in, like, 60 countries. That’s a really cool experience. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the movie, and how big a brand Fifty Shades is.”….

For Grey, Fifty Shades is a launching pad into the movie world. “I’d love to get into actual storytelling at some point,” she said, adding that she’s interested in writing her own indie films—specifically writing dark, “mind-bending,” emotional stories.

“I believe that movies are the ultimate art form,” she continued. “You’re combining so many different art forms together into one masterpiece: the acting, the screenwriting, the cinematography, and the music. … To be able to work on a movie is definitely my dream.”….”

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Skylar Grey CMII :: ‘I Will Return’ – ‘Furious 7′ Soundtrack Releasing 17-MAR-2015 | Artwork

A little over a year after Ms. Grey and Diddy-Dirty Money‘s Coming Home was chosen to score the Universal/Fast & Furious family’s tribute to late franchise star Paul Walker, it has been announced that Ms. Grey will now have a new song, entitled “I Will Return”, featured on the soundtrack album to the newest film in the franchise, Furious 7. The song is the final track on the album, appropriately closing out the soundtrack for Paul Walker’s final film in the franchise.

The film itself, seventh in the Fast & Furious film series, will be released on April 3 of this year (2015), and stars Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The soundtrack album, eighth in the franchise’s series of soundtracks (excluding motion picture score albums), will be released on March 17 of this year (2015), and features Ms. Grey, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Snake, David Guetta, Mos Def, and DJ Shadow, among others.

The soundtrack album will be available for pre-order soon – for now, view the full track-listing (excluding any potential bonus tracks for various editions of the album) and album artwork below.

Skylar Grey – “I Will Return” | Furious 7 Soundtrack ::
01/ “Ride Out” – Kid Ink, Tyga, YG, Wale, & Rich Homie Quan

02/ “Off-Set” – T.I. & Young Thug

03/ “How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)” – Sevyen Streeter

04/ “Get Low” – DJ Snake & Dillion Francis

05/ “Go Hard Or Go Home” – Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea

06/ “My Angel” – Prince Royce

07/ “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

08/ “Payback” – Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future, & Sage the Gemini

09/ “Blast Off” – David Guetta & Kaz James

10/ “Six Days (Remix)” - DJ Shadow & Mos Def

11/ “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin, French Montana, & Nicky Jam

12/ “GDFR (Noodles Remix)” – Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini, & Lookas

13/ “Turn Down For What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

14/ “Meneo” – Fito Blanko

15/ “I Will Return” – Skylar Grey

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Skylar Grey CMI :: ‘I Know You’ Interview w/ Skylar Grey x Stephan Moccio – Billboard, 14-FEB-2015

Billboard recently interviewed both Ms. Grey and composer/pianist/songwriter Stephan Moccio, regarding their crafting of I Know You specially for the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack.

While the full interview focuses on both of Moccio‘s contributions to the soundtrack (the other being “Earned It” with The Weeknd), you can check out the excerpts relevant to “I Know You” below! Click the articles title to read the full feature via Billboard.

Skylar Grey x Stephan Moccio – “I Know You” Interview | Billboard ::
“….Moccio, who has a shock of mussy dark hair like a mid-60s Dylan with a pop-star’s chiseled good looks, is sitting in his Santa Monica studio. He spent the day with Skylar Grey at a beautiful downtown theatre shooting the video for “I Know You, which he says will be “classic, classy and very minimal.”….

….“And I can spend up to a month and half working on just one song to make sure it sounds great. That’s what I did with Skylar Grey,” Moccio says referring to their gorgeous and haunting ballad “I Know You.

“It’s not that common to find someone who has the musical skills Stephan has as well as songwriting and composing capabilities,” says Skylar Grey, the 28-year old songwriter and pop star who is in the back of a New York City cab with her manager Todd Mandel. “Usually it’s either one or the other. I’ve written with quite a few people and it’s refreshing to get in a room with someone who is an actual musician, who can actually bust out constant ideas on the spot like that.”

But how does one compose a song that can possibly live up the carnal hype that preceded “Fifty Shades” without sounding contrived or treacle? “We tried to be a bit more emotional about it instead of focusing on the sex,” says Grey. “We both read the book and then we got together and talked about the themes and the different places in the story we felt like we should try writing for. We started out by just trying to get the mood and the emotion and him playing chords and singing melodies and being like ‘Yeah that feels right.’

For nearly a year, Grey and Moccio’s “I Know You” was slated to be the “Fifty Shades”‘ end title. “It was one of the first songs more or less loved by all,’ Moccio says, “at least by the studio, Erika [E.L. James]. the author, and Sam [Taylor-Johnson] the director. They were temping the movie and trying it out in various scenes. Around October 2014, they called me in and showed me the end credit and it played out beautifully. It was exactly what we were hoping for.” The song topped the iTunes chart the day it was released.

But nothing in the music placement business is ever guaranteed. “They did various screenings, and I think after a lot of thought they decided to change the ending of the movie ever so slightly,” Moccio says, “but it meant that Sam was set on having a male vocalist. It didn’t matter how incredible the song was.”….”

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