Skylar Grey Biography

Skylar Grey is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: February 23, 1986

Nationality: American

Famous: Pop Singers American Women

Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Holly Brook Hafermann

Born in: Mazomanie, Wisconsin

Famous as: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females


father: Gene Roger Hafermann

mother: Candace Krietlow

U.S. State: Wisconsin

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Skylar Grey, born as Holly Brook Hafermann, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released three studio albums and five extended plays (EPs) till date including 'Like Blood Like Honey,’ 'Don't Look Down', 'Natural Causes' and ‘Holly Brook EP’. Also, she has released twenty-one singles including "C'mon Let Me Ride", "Dance Without You", "Room for Happiness", “Final Warning", "Wear Me Out", Shot Me Down", "Come Up For Air" and "Lemonade”. As a songwriter, Grey has contributed to numerous songs. In addition to Rihanna and Eminem’s super hit single "Love the Way You Lie", she has written/co-written many other successful tracks, such as "Done With Like", "She Said", "Coming Home", "Castle Walls" ,"Clarity" , "Only You" and “Bed of Lies", to name a few. The American artiste has done numerous music videos as well, both as a lead and featured artist. She has also made many television appearances on shows like ‘Saturday Night Live', 'The Today Show' and 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'.

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  • As a child, Skylar Grey performed in a folk duo called Generations along with her mother. In 2005, she released her first EP titled ‘Holly Brook EP’ and co-wrote the tracks "She Said" and "Done With Like" for Larson's album, ‘Finally Out of P.E.’ The following year, she released her debut album ‘Like Blood Like Honey’. After this, she got featured on two tracks "No Sad Tomorrow" and "Victim" from Apathy's studio album titled ‘Wanna Snuggle.’
  • On June 10, 2010, the singer released her third EP ‘O’ Dark: Thirty’. That year, she also wrote her first song "Love The Way You Lie" for Rihanna and Eminem. After this, Grey went on to release her track “Dance Without You" in June 2011. In the month of July, her second single "Invisible" was released on radio. The following year, she co-wrote the single "Clarity" for Russian-German musician Zedd. She also released the lead single for her album ‘Don't Look Down’ titled "C'mon Let Me Ride". Soon after this, Grey’s single “Final Warning" from the album was released.
  • On June 4, 2013, she released the single "Wear Me Out". On January 20, 2014, she released a track titled "Shot Me Down". That year, the American singer also teamed up with Nicki Minaj to co-write the track "Bed of Lies" for the latter’s album ‘The Pinkprint.’ Then in February 2015, Skylar Grey released a song for the movie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’s soundtrack titled "I Know You”. On September 23, 2016, she came out with her third studio album titled ‘Natural Causes’ that featured singles like "Come Up For Air" and "Lemonade”. On January 25, 2018, Grey released a cover of the late R&B singer Ben E. King's "Stand By Me".
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Personal Life
  • Skylar Grey was born as Holly Brook Hafermann on February 23, 1986 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA, to Candace Kreitlow and Gene Roger Hafermann. She attended high school but later dropped out of it to pursue a career in music. Regarding the singer’s love and dating life, nothing is available on the web.
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