Skylar Grey MLIII :: Remembering Chester Bennington – 21-JUL-2017

Following the very unfortunate passing of Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park/Dead By Sunrise/Grey Daze/Stone Temple Pilots) this past Thursday (July 20), Ms. Grey, who knew Bennington, shared a post remembering how he had impacted and influenced her.

Read her tribute below.

Skylar Grey Remembers Chester Bennington ::

The news of Chester Bennington’s death is a hard pill to swallow. His unique and powerful voice changed music and has made him a legend in this industry. I got to watch from the side of the stage many times as he performed for die hard fans and it was clear how deeply he affected their lives. I’ve never seen such dedicated fans. It’s been years since we were in contact, but he made a huge impact on my life being the lead singer of the band who signed me to my first record deal and publishing deal. My fellow Pisces was also the one who influenced me getting my first tattoo, a Pisces symbol, which happened back stage at a Linkin Park concert. Though he was an intimidating talent, he was a kind, gentle soul people couldn’t help but love. My thoughts are with his family and his band mates in this difficult time. RIP Chester, and thank you for everything. You are sorely missed.

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Skylar Grey MLII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Billboard Hot 100 Chart Debut at #89, 18-JUL-2017

The uplifting Skylar Grey x Macklemore collaboration Glorious (produced by Budo x Tyler Dopps) has broken into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #89!

Check out part of the song’s debut entry article by Billboard‘s Gary Trust below, and click the Billboard logo to read the full article on recent chart entries.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Billboard Hot 100 at #89 ::
“….Macklemore makes his first Hot 100 visit without Ryan Lewis….

“Glorious” starts at No. 89, fueled most heavily by 5.6 million U.S. streams.

Grey makes her sixth Hot 100 visit….”
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Skylar Grey MLI :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – 2017 ESPY Awards, Promo | Video

The 2017 ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) were broadcast on ABC last night (July 12).

Ms. Grey‘s Glorious collaboration with Macklemore was used to promote the event, and you can check out a video posted via the official ESPN Music Twitter below!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | 2017 ESPY Awards ::

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Skylar Grey ML :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Nominated for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song, 2017 Teen Choice Awards | Vote

Ms. Grey‘s recently released collaboration Glorious w/ Macklemore has been officially nominated for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in the Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song category!

Voting is open now and you may vote 10x per day, every day, until 9:00pmPST on July 19.

Click the Teen Choice Awards logo below to vote via their official website, and/or vote via Twitter!

NOTE :: In order for your tweets to count as votes, they must include @SkylarGrey, @Macklemore, and #ChoiceRBHipHopSong!

The 2017 Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX starting at 8:00pmEST on August 13.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore for #ChoiceRBHipHopSong | VOTE ::
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Skylar Grey MXLIX :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Official Visual | Video

The official visual for Ms. Grey‘s Glorious collaboration with Macklemore has been released via the latter’s YouTube channel.

The music video features Macklemore and his grandmother Helen Schott, showing the pair of them celebrating Helen‘s 100th birthday around Modesto, California – check it out below!

Directed by Jason Koenig.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Official Visual ::

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Skylar Grey MXLVIII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Reviews and Buzz

Three weeks out from the (June 15) release of Macklemore x Skylar Grey‘s much lauded Glorious, the first live performance of which received a standing ovation on The Tonight Show, many music fans and blogs have now given their opinion on the collaboration – check out a selection below!

Macklemore Teams Up with Skylar Grey | RESPECT. ::
“….here lies the single “Glorious, an inspirational cut that features acclaimed singer-songwriter Skylar Grey….”

Macklemore Drops “Glorious” | Idolator ::
“….featuring the powerful pipes of Skylar Grey, this is the 33-year-old’s best, and most autobiographical, solo offering to date….

Macklemore is in a deeply reflective mood…. He looks back on his career and comes to the conclusion that he’s right where he needs to be via Skylar’s soaring chorus. “I feel glorious, glorious, got a chance to start again,” she belts. “I was born for this, born for this. It’s who I am, how could I forget?”….”

[new music friday] | idobi ::
“….Skylar Grey, guest vocalist extraordinaire, turns the track into absolute ear candy….”

(New Music) | Respect My Region ::
“….the record sounds great, I’m not the biggest fan but I see this getting radio play and Skylar killed that hook….”

“Glorious” ft. Skylar Grey | Hillydilly ::
“….Macklemore is back with a new track featuring Skylar Grey, “Glorious”. It’s a very promising one, and, while it’s not close to fitting in to the popular musical climate (trap-leaning rap), it is a refreshing, extravagantly arranged, Budo-produced song that sounds like it was made to be played live in front of fifty thousand, and that speaks for itself….”

Inspiring New Song | Rolling Stone ::
“….“Glorious” has a rapid percussion and an energizing piano loop. Macklemore unravels a torrent of lyrics that complement Skylar Grey’s gospel-tinged hook. “Glorious” is an ode to fresh start and embracing life….”

Macklemore Returns | Sway’s Universe ::
“….pairing up with the beautiful and incredibly talented, Skylar Grey….

The wordsmith takes to this triumphant instrumental and puts together some meaningful and thoughtful wordplay, giving us something refreshing and addictive. Skylar adds her vocal touches along the way, as they come together for something solid….”

SINGLE REVIEW | ThomasBleach ::
“….“Glorious” is the lead single from Macklemore’s forthcoming solo album and it’s a big one.

Grey acts as his inner voice during the chorus and reassures him that he is doing exactly what he is meant to be doing in this life.

It’s quite the empowering track without feeling cliché or cheesy. It doesn’t have any gimmicks….and is just purely a feel good track….”

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Skylar Grey MXLVII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Live on The Tonight Show, 28-JUN-2017 | Video

On last night’s (June 28) edition of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Ms. Grey performed alongside her Glorious collaborator Macklemore, marking the live television debut of the song!

Relive the moment, which earned a standing ovation from the crowd, via The Tonight Show‘s official YouTube channel below!

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Live on The Tonight Show ::

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Skylar Grey MXLVI :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Official Alternate Visual, Spotify #RockThis Exclusive | Video

UPDATE | VIDEO ::

Papa Roach have now also uploaded the video to their Facebook – you can check it out below!

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” | Alternate Visual ::

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A special, alternate visual for Ms. Grey‘s Periscope collaboration with Papa Roach has been released! The original version of the official visual was released on June 7.

This second, alternate music video is an exclusive to Spotify‘s #RockThis playlist, and features Vale Genta and Dominic Devore.

NOTE :: At present this video is a Spotify exclusive and requires the Spotify app which must be updated to the latest version in order to be accessed. Once you’re certain that you’re on a device with the Spotify app installed, click the logo below to access the video!

Skylar Grey x Papa Roach – “Periscope” | Alternate Visual ::

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Skylar Grey MXLV :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Reviews and Buzz

It’s now two weeks out from the (June 7) release of the official video for Ms. Grey‘s Papa Roach collaboration Periscope, and a little over a month since the (May 19) release of the song itself.

The song and visual have been getting good reception from fans and critics alike – check out a smattering of reviews below!

Crooked Teeth 8/10 | Rock Sins ::
“….Grey appears on ‘Periscope’ a mid-paced ballad that comes in the second half of the album. Skylar has a very versatile voice that is well suited to this kind of track, and she and Jacoby compliment each other very well…. It’s one of the album’s highlights and will no doubt be a future single….”

Papa Roach Featuring Skylar Grey | Critic Jonni ::
“….I reckon she’ll have a big solo hit song, with that voice, for sure. This collaboration completely works, and this song becomes more and more special the more we all hear it….”

 Crooked Teeth (Album Review) | Wall Of Sound ::
“…. Papa Roach has blended what they determined to be weird into something that actually works. For instance, they collaborate with Skylar Grey on one track, whose epic song writing ability and vocals really shine with Shaddix on ‘Periscope’. It’s a pop ballad and not really something I would have thought I’d enjoy, but there it is….”

Brace Yourself | Mace & Crown ::
“….Papa Roach enlisted the vocal services of Skylar Grey on the melancholic ballad “Periscope” offering a well-defined vocal color and lyrical ambiance within the set….”

Album Review | Loudwire ::
“….a stark contrast to the on again embracing of hip-hop is having pop singer/songwriter Skylar Grey teaming up with Shaddix on “Periscope. The result is one of the highlights of Crooked Teeth, with Grey’s stirring vocals actually meshing well with the band’s sound, which is restrained in just the right way to make it work on every level….”

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Skylar Grey MXLIV :: ‘Love the Way You Lie’ – Billboard’s ‘Demo vs. Final Version Showdowns’, 20-JUN-2017

Billboard‘s Gil Kaufman has compiled a list of some of the most notable modern cases of demo versions of tracks being originally performed by artists other than those who eventually sang the final studio version of the song.

Ms. Grey‘s Love the Way You Lie, Pt. III (the demo for the Eminem x Rihanna cut Love the Way You Lie) made the list – check out what they had to say about the demo below, and click the Billboard logo to see the full list!

Skylar Grey x Eminem x Rihanna | “Love the Way You Lie” ::
“….Skylar Grey is an amazing singer and songwriter, who put an extra layer of sad on her demo for the Rihanna/Eminem smash “Love the Way You Lie”….”

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