- December 30th, 2011
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SKYLAR GREY, 2011 – A YEAR IN REVIEW….
2011 was an incredible year for Skylar Grey that was heavy with activity and accomplishments. Let’s take a look at some of the awesome things that have happened in Ms. Grey’s world in the last 12 months….
26-JAN: While Skylar Grey’s voice is being heard all over the world for many months, she has kept herself a mystery. On this day, Ms. Grey finally unveils her face.
1-FEB: Ms. Grey releases her original demo of “Love The Way You Lie“ for streaming online.
Also, “I Need A Doctor“ is officially released as a single on iTunes.
8-FEB: “Words I Never Said“ is officially released as a single on iTunes.
13-FEB: Ms. Grey performs with Eminem, Dr.Dre. and Rihanna onstage at the 53
rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, singing “I Need A Doctor”. “Love the Way You Lie” is nominated for 7 GRAMMY Awards.
9-MAR: It is announced that Ms. Grey has officially signed with Interscope Records.
10-MAR: Ms. Grey performs “Coming Home“ live on American Idol with Diddy-Dirty Money.
17-MAR: DJ/producer Dirty South releases the first official remix of “Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)“.
3-MAY: Ms. Grey shares a special video of her performing “Love The Way You Lie”from a hotel room with a piano.
9-MAY: “Words I Never Said” is performed live with Lupe Fiasco on The Colbert Report.
17-MAY: Ms. Grey attends the 59th Annual BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles, accepting an award for her contributions to “Love The Way You Lie”.
2-JUN: Los Angeles Times Magazine features Skylar Grey on the cover of their June issue. This is her debut magazine cover.
6-JUN: “Dance Without You“, the first song to be heard from Skylar Grey’s upcoming album INVINSIBLE, is released as a buzz single.
12-JUN: Ms. Grey shares a special video in which she performs a medley of her famous hooks solo on a hotel room piano. Filmed by Marilyn Manson.
9-JUL: Ms. Grey performs a never before heard full-length solo version of “Coming Home” for the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C., for the A Talk For World Peace event.
6-AUG: Ms. Grey performs a solo set at the 2011 Lollapalooza Music Festival, and jumps on stage to perform “I Need A Doctor” with Eminem during his headlining set.
9-AUG: “Invisible“ (which will go on to be remixed by one of Ms. Grey’s favorite filmmakers, David Lynch) is featured as iTunes’ Single of the Week, garnering 500k downloads in only 7 days.
13-AUG: HotTopic debuts its new LOVEsick denim collection, featuring Ms. Grey as an official model for the line.
20-AUG: Ms. Grey joins Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ at the V Festival to perform “I Need A Doctor”.
27-AUG: Ms. Grey and Alex Da Kid accept a BMI Urban Award for “Love The Way You Lie”.
21-SEP: Ms. Grey performs a special live song with Eli Porter for Daniel Tosh’s Web Redemption on Tosh.0.
3-OCT: Ms. Grey embarks on her month-long European Tour with Bruno Mars.
24-OCT: The Fire and Ice mixes of “Room for Happiness”, Ms. Grey’s collaboration with House DJ Kaskade, are released a day early via iTunes on Kaskade’s Fire & Ice album.
19-NOV: “Invisible” is featured in the trailer for the Madonna-directed film W./E., and Kaskade’s “Invisible” remix becomes a Top 10 single on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart at #10.
30-NOV: “I Need A Doctor” is nominated for 2 GRAMMYs.
4-DEC: Ms. Grey performs a dulcimer duet with Cyndi Lauper at a True Colors Fund charity event in NYC.
6-DEC: Ms. Grey opens for 30 Seconds to Mars at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
12-DEC: Reaches 100k twitter followers.
24-DEC: The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey, set to be released in January 2012, are leaked online.
Looking at all this makes it almost hard to believe that Ms. Grey was virtually unknown a year ago. We’re really excited for all 2012 will bring, especially the release of The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey EP in January and Ms. Grey’s full-length album, INVINSIBLE. Be sure to tune-in with us to stay up-to-date on all things Skylar Grey! Happy New Year!!
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