The GRAMMYs’ official twitter account has posted a short segment from yesterday’s (September 28) special – the clip shows Ms. Grey, DJ Skee, and Alex Da Kid being asked what music they’re currently listening to. To access the video page and see what they said, click below!
Currently Listening To…. | TwitVid ::
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Earlier this evening (September 28), both Ms. Grey and Alex Da Kid were profiled by The Recording Academy for a GRAMMY special entitled Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey, which was hosted by DJ Skee.
GRAMMY.com has posted a recap of the event, along with a new photo from Ms. Grey’s February 2011 GRAMMY performance with Eminem and Dr. Dre. You may also check out a backstage photo of Ms. Grey with Alex and Skee below.
Grey Matters | GRAMMY.com ::
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 — 7:55 PM
The careers of two emerging artists were spotlighted on Sept. 28 at Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey, a program produced by The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing and The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter.
Before a sold-out audience at The Academy’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., producer Alex Da Kid and singer/songwriter Grey engaged in an in-depth discussion moderated by radio personality/recording artist DJ Skee. Topics addressed included songwriting, recording and collaborating on Grey’s forthcoming album, Invinsible, due in January 2012. Additionally, in an exclusive premiere, Grey performed a medley of songs from Invinsible.
Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey was streamed exclusively at GRAMMY365, The Academy’s member-only website. The discussion portion/event will be available via video on demand on GRAMMY365 starting Sept. 30. For more information on Academy membership, visit www.grammy365.com/join.
On September 28, Ms. Grey, along with Alex Da Kid, will be the subject of a GRAMMY Spotlight special – Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey! The special will be hosted by world-renowned DJ/producer DJ Skee, and will be streamed live exclusively via www.GRAMMY365.com (membership-only).
Read the original press release (via GRAMMY.com) below.
Up Close & Personal | GRAMMY.com ::
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 — 7:00 AM GRAMMY.com The Recording Academy will spotlight the careers of a pair of emerging artists on Sept. 28 with Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey, a program produced by The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing and The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter.
Hosted at The Academy’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the event will feature an in-depth discussion with producer Alex Da Kid and singer/songwriter Grey, moderated by radio personality/recording artist DJ Skee. Topics addressed will include songwriting, recording and collaborating with other artists.
Since signing a publishing deal with Universal Music Group in 2009, Alex Da Kid has collaborated with artists such as Nicki Minaj, B.o.B and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. He produced Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie,“ featuring Rihanna, which garnered four GRAMMY nominations in 2010, including Song and Record Of The Year. In June Alex Da Kid finalized a deal bringing his label imprint, KIDinaKORNER, under the umbrella of Interscope Records. Grey is the first act signed to the label.
In 2010 Grey received two GRAMMY nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Rap Song for “Love The Way You Lie,“ a song she co-wrote with Alex Da Kid and Eminem. That same year she collaborated with Dr. Dre and Eminem on “I Need A Doctor,“ and performed the song with them on the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast in February. Invinsible, her debut album produced by Alex Da Kid, is due out in January 2012. The album’s first single, “Invisible,“ was released to digital retailers in August.
Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey will be streamed live exclusively on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at GRAMMY365, The Academy’s member-only website. The discussion will be available via video on demand on GRAMMY365 starting Sept. 30. For ticket information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Academy membership, visit www.grammy365.com/join.
The full-length video for “Invisible” dropped online earlier today (September 8), and the first wave of response to the video has found its way online, with Rap-Up also releasing a short statement from Ms. Grey about the reason for her INVINSIBLE album’s release being moved from November 2011 to January 2012. Read excerpts of what various critics and websites had to say below, and click their headlines to view their full-length articles.
ArjanWrites – The Story Behind Grey’s “Invisible” :: “….high above the streets of downtown Los Angeles, a new musical dare devil appears and her name is Skylar Grey. Check out the rising new pop singer balancing high in the sky while performing her excellent new single “Invisible” that is taken from her much anticipated debut LP, titled “Invinsible” (a clever pairing of “invisible” and “invincible”)….Skylar talks more about the theme of the video in new press release. “I wanted it to be Peter Parker by day meets Spiderman by night,” she says. An everyday kid who isn’t really that cool but there’s something else going on that people don’t know about. That’s kind of the journey that I went on. I discovered that my insecurities and my flaws were things that I actually need to embrace, and I let them become my superpowers….“
Instinct Magazine – World Premiere of Grey’s “Invisible” :: “….she surely doesn’t need it, but for the brand-spank-us-new music video for “Invisible,“ rising songstress Skylar Grey employs the same diffused lens Barbara Walters seems to demand to be shot in during the new season of The View….the ethereal music video is the perfect match for the otherworldly single….”
Idolator – Grey Lights Up in New Video :: “….after teasing her “Invisible” video with a handful of stills, Skylar Grey unveiled the dramatic Jay Martin-directed clip today. In it, the Women About To Pop-featured artist steps onto a steel beam suspended over a city street, walks into traffic and then ultimately sets herself ablaze with a lighter. This isn’t your usual “Firework”/“Who Says” feel-good video. Given the personal (and relatable) subject matter, Alex Da Kid’s infectious hip hop beat and the song’s sure-to-be-controversial music video, we can certainly picture “Invisible” garnering enough buzz to finally push Skylar through to solo star status….”
PopCrush – Grey Feels “Invisible” in New Video :: “….Grey feels ‘Invisible’ in her new music video, even as she goes to great lengths to be seen….the slow-motion clip begins with Grey standing atop a skyscraper as she sings about trying hard to make people see the real her….there’s no happy ending here. Grey just feels alone, a universal emotion that will probably have many viewers feeling her pain….”
Ace Showbiz – Grey Embraces Insecurity :: “….Grey is embracing her insecurity instead of fighting it in her newly-premiered music video for her official first single “Invisible”. It shows a broody-looking Skylar as she walks through the crowd. She, however, finds her solace when standing tall on an iron bar hanging by a construction crane while overlooking the city below her….”
Rap-Up – Skylar Grey’s “Invisible” Video :: “….Grey goes up in flames in the powerful video for “Invisible,” the first single from her debut Invinsible, which has been delayed from November to January. “There’s some things that I wanted to add to the album, but I haven’t had time because I’ve been traveling so much doing promo in Europe,” she told Rap-Up.com. “So I just need a minute to do more of that and come back and finish….“
Hip-Hollywood has also released a short interview video shot on the BMI Urban Awards red carpet last month (August), talking about Marilyn Manson’s involvement in the naming of the debut Skylar Grey record.
ArjanWrites.com stopped Ms. Grey on the MTV Video Music Awards black carpet last month (August), asking about how her Grammy performance from February of this year (2011) affected her opportunities as an artist, what she’s doing in between now and January 2012 (the release date for INVINSIBLE), and what “….the perfect song….” means to her.
Jack Thriller from ThisIs50.com was on the BMI Urban Awards‘ red carpet and MTV Video Music Awards‘ black carpet last month (August) to interview the nominees and attendees. Among those he stopped at the BMI Urban Awards was Ms. Grey, and you can check out her short clip at 4:45 in the video below!
HollyWire TV has released a video of highlights from their recent 2011 VMA interviews, including their interview with Ms. Grey – check out the video with HollyWire hosts Chelsea Briggs and Katie Krause below!
HollyWire VMA Interview Highlights | YouTube ::
Give Back Hollywood also recently interviewed Ms. Grey at the 2011 Video Music Awards – prior to this, they also interviewed Ms. Grey at the 83rd Academy Awards back on February 27 of this year, and a short clip of the interview has now surfaced on YouTube. Check out the throwback clip below!
Give Back Hollywood Interview @ 83rd Academy Awards | YouTube ::
Among those that interviewed Ms. Grey at the 2011 Video Music Awards was HollyWire TV – HollyWire’s Chelsea Briggs spoke with Ms. Grey about her upcoming album INVINSIBLE being slated for release in January of 2012, and invites her to perform a rap verse on the spot!
Chelsea Briggs Interview w/ Skylar Grey | HollyWire ::
Rapper/director Kreayshawn was tasked by MTV to interview other celebrity arrivals on their fashion choices at the Video Music Awards last Sunday (August 28), and among those she interviewed was Ms. Grey – during the interview she revealed who inspired her to wear her more colorful ensemble, as opposed to her previous gray-themed attire.
On the VMAs’ Black Carpet last Sunday evening (August 28), Brandi Milloy interviewed several artists on behalf of Give Back Hollywood on which charities and issues that they support! You can see Ms. Grey talking about what she plans to do to support charity, as well as revealing some details on one of her tattoos.
Brandi Milloy Interview w/ Skylar Grey | Give Back Hollywood ::
Barbara Garrett of the Knoxville Celebrity Headlines Examiner wrote an article detailing the Top Five Best Dressed from Video Music Awards last night (August 28), and Ms. Grey is featured on the list at Number 3!
Read the comments regarding what Ms. Grey was wearing below, and click the photo to view the full Top Five Best Dressed list.
Skylar Grey – VMAs’ Top Five Best Dressed | Knoxville Examiner :: “….don’t you look at this and see the 1960′s with a little edge? The hair, the outfit, and especially the color combinations are just retro fun, and I like it. That mustard colored mock turtleneck is so “mod.” Certainly not red carpet, but the event really wasn’t anyway….”
MTV’s Next Movie network also interviewed Ms. Grey on the VMAs Black Carpet. They talked about which movies she finds inspirational, her favorite movie soundtrack, and her favorite musician-turned-actor.
VMAs Black Carpet Interview w/ Skylar Grey | Next Movie ::