The 2011 BBMAs (Billboard Music Awards) took place last night (the 22nd) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where “Love The Way You Lie“ (co-written by Ms. Grey) took home the award for Top Rap Song! Check out the official BBMA site to view to full list of winners by clicking the logo below.
2011 Billboard Music Awards – Official Website | Billboard ::
After Rap-Up posted their video interview with Ms. Grey, interest arose about who exactly the unknown featured artist on her upcoming album is. PopDust just posted an article speculating on who they think the feature might be – check out the list below, and click its title to read their full article on the upcoming album!
Plausible: Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is in fact the frontrunner. This makes more sense than you’d think:
Exhibit A: Manson has a 2011 album in the works, in case you’re not up on his continued music career. What better timing to start showing up on more famous people’s tracks? After all, if Skylar Grey can help the world stop forgetting about Dre (whose Detox is about eight years gestating now), Manson’s not entirely a remote possibility.
Exhibit B: Manson, Grey and Alex da Kid are apparently bizarro BFFs, having been spotted together in pictures and tweets. If pictures are gonna lead to collaborations, though, we’d much rather hear a (completely hypothetical) Lindsay Lohan track.
Still plausible: Nikki Sixx Again, this didn’t come completely out of nowhere; the Twitter version of the story is that the Mötley Crüe co-founder heard Grey at the Grammys, liked it, and offered to work on a song with her. And she’s also got a new album in the works.
Probably only plausible on paper: Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera Now we’re reduced to mining Alex Da Kid’s other collaborations. The producer worked with Lavigne on a couple tracks that didn’t make the cut for Goodbye Lullaby, and Xtina shows up on T.I.’s “Castle Walls.” What does that mean for Skylar Grey? Not much, we suspect. The gloss of Lavigne’s newest stuff is Grey’s sonic opposite, and Aguilera is her vocal opposite, as Grey herself has admitted. But they’re still closer to the Alex camp than some.”
BMI has now also released their video interview from the May 17th BMI Pop Awards, talking with Ms. Grey about how and why she writes lyrics, “Love The Way You Lie“ (for which BMI presented her with an award), and about being supported by BMI over the years. View it via YouTube below!
Rap-Up has just released an exclusive video interview with Ms. Grey from when they caught up with her at the BMI Pop Awards last Tuesday. The interview sheds some light on details regarding the sound of her soon-to-be-released album, and when we can expect to hear the first official piece of music from it – check out the video via YouTube below!
BMI Pop Awards Interview w/ Rap-Up | YouTube :: “….I’m going to put out a buzz single first and then do the official single in June and the album in the fall….right now I only have one feature on my album, but it’s somebody you would never expect….”
On Tuesday (the 17th), Ms. Grey attended the 59th Annual BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles, along with collaborator Alex Da Kid. The awards honor the biggest musicians in the music industry for their involvement in the pop genre. Ms. Grey took home an award for her writing contributions to “Love The Way You Lie“, and several photos have been made available online – check ‘em out below!
During the 2011 MTV O Music Awards (streaming live at www.OMusicAwards.com), Ms. Grey introduced Lupe Fiasco prior to his performing “The Show Goes” live on stage. You can now watch Ms. Grey’s presentation video below!
Skylar Grey Introducing Lupe Fiasco @ 2011 MTV O Music Awards | YouTube ::
Be sure to tune in to the upcoming MTV O Music Awards, as Ms. Grey will be one of the presenters! The awards take place this Thursday (the 28th) at 8PM Pacific/11PM Eastern, live on www.OMusicAwards.com. Click the photo below to view more info on the awards.
MTV O Music Awards | Official Site ::
PopCrush has also reported that Chrysler has teamed up with Dr. Dre in order to promote their new 300 S model luxury Sedan, the speaker system for which was designed by Dr. Dre for his Beats by Dre brand. The TV promo features part of “I Need A Doctor”, including Ms. Grey’s vocals at the end of the promo. Watch it below!
Dr. Dre – Chrysler 300 S TV Promo | YouTube ::
And finally, the Vocal Mix of Dirty South‘s remix of “Coming Home” by Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey is now available to buy on iTunes. Click its artwork below to buy it!
FashionTV was on hand at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party, which took place earlier this year at the 83rd Academy Awards. Hofit Golan spoke with Ms. Grey on FashionTV’s behalf, and you can check out the video of the red carpet interview below!
Skylar Grey Interview w/ Hofit Golan ::
Eminem and Rihanna‘s version of “Love The Way You Lie” is also being featured as one of the tracks on the iTunes-exclusive release Songs For Japan. The 38-song album features several exclusive tracks, and costs $9.99, with all of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross to help aid the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster. Click the artwork below to purchase the album.
The award-winning local music blog AustinBloggyLimits (based out of Austin, Texas) was on the mtvU Woodie Awards Red Carpet earlier this month, and chatted for a few minutes with Ms. Grey and YelaWolf, prior to them presenting the Best Video Woodie award. Check out the video below!
RESPECT Magazine has also released an exclusive video that contains some behind-the-scenes footage from the “I Need A Doctor“ short film and an interview with its director, Allen Hughes. Click the image below to view the feature page containing the video.
“I Need A Doctor” Behind-The-Scenes & Interview w/ Allen Hughes ::
MTV has now made the entire 2011 Woodie Awards available on-demand via the official mtvU Woodies website! The first of the following two clips from the awards show is of Ms. Grey and Yelawolf‘s entrance onto the Woodies’ stage as the first award presenters of the night (for Best Video Woodie). The second clip is of Chiddy Bang being announced as the winners, and their acceptance of the award. You can stream both clips below.
First up are a few exclusive Skylar Grey photos for you guys – these photos were taken by Gino DePinto for AOL. Check ‘em out below, and click them to view them full-size!
Exclusive Skylar Grey Photos ::
Second is a soon-to-be-released interview with Ms. Grey conducted by Katie Krause from HollyWire at SXSW on Thursday. Watch a sneak peek of the interview below, and click the title to view the feature page. The interview is set to be released in full sometime early next week.
And last up is another video interview. Given that the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards took place in Austin, Texas this year, the University of Texas-Arlington’s student publication The Shorthorn was on hand to cover the event. They interviewed several celebrities on the Woodies’ red carpet, including Ms. Grey and Yelawolf. You can watch the video below.