The winners have been revealed for Variety‘s 2014 Breakthrough of the Year Awards, with Ms. Grey being selected as their 2014 ‘Music Up Next’ Breakthrough Winner! The awards event, at which Ms. Grey will both receive her award as well as perform live, will take place January 9 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Variety has also published an article on Ms. Grey – read an excerpt (containing a tease of the next Skylar Grey album’s sound) from the article below, and click the accompanying photo to view the full article on Variety.com.

2014’s ‘Music Up Next’ Breakthrough Winner: Skylar Grey | Variety ::
“….Grey has already been Grammy-nominated….along the way, her song credits have lit up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million singles globally….

Despite her success, Grey looks unlikely to follow the conventional “pop star thing,” as she puts it, in the years ahead. Her Interscope Records album, exec-produced by Eminem, “didn’t have the same radio success everyone expected after the other hits I’d written, and I’d promised myself that by the time I hit 28 this February, I’d just do what I want to do,” she says.

Now living in Utah, she promises that her next album “which I’ll start soon, will be more experimental, without having to worry about people’s expectations.”….”

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