Skylar Grey XXIII :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Christina Aguilera Drops

T.I. and Christina Aguilera‘s song “Castle Walls” drops today, on T.I.’s No Mercy album. The track features Christina Aguilera singing the chorus and bridge, which was written by Skylar Grey, and the song itself is produced by Alex Da Kid. The track is set to be released as the next single from No Mercy.

To cop “Castle Walls” via iTunes, click the pic below

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Skylar Grey XXII :: “LTWYL” Snags 7 Grammy Nominations

It came as no surprise, and after much speculation, it’s now official – Love The Way You Lie has picked up 7 Grammy Nominations, for Record of the YearSong of the Year, Best Duo, Best Video and Best Rap Song, along with Eminem’s Recovery album also being up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. The mega-hit by Eminem and Rihanna spawned 2 sequels (all 3 songs being penned by Skylar Grey, along with Ms. Grey providing background vocals and piano the Part III), which appeared on Eminem’s Recovery album, and Rihanna’s LOUD album.

The Grammy Awards themselves will take place on February 13th, on CBS.

Please click below to download a PDF containing the full list of nominees+credits
53rd Grammy Nominee List / PDF (right-click, save as….)

Or to view the full list of Grammy Nominees on Grammy.com, please click below

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Skylar Grey XXI :: Diddy Dirty Money “Coming Home” Music Video

The official music video for Diddy Dirty Money & Skylar Grey‘s track “Coming Home” made its world-premiere this evening on E! News, and has since been made available for viewing on the internet.

Watch Diddy Dirty Money & Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home” Music Video

You can also check out an exclusive sit-down that E! News did with Diddy and the Dirty Money girls, talking about the “Coming Home” music video, his Last Train To Paris album, and working with Jay-Z.

Check out E! News’ Diddy Dirty Money interview by clicking below

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Skylar Grey XX :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Christina Aguilera Leaks

The T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera track “Castle Walls” (which was written by Skylar Grey and produced by Alex Da Kid) just hit the internet today, right after the holiday weekend. Check it out below!

Stream “Castle Walls (Full Version)” by T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera

To pre-order CD+Vinyl+Digital+Premium editions of T.I.’s No Mercy album, click the picture below

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Skylar Grey XIX :: Short “Castle Walls” Teaser Video

UPDATE ::

Another snippet of “Castle Walls” has recently leaked onto the internet, this time featuring part of Christina Aguilera’s verse, along with part of the chorus also sung by her.

Lyrics ::
“nobody knows I’m all alone / living in this castle made of stone / they say that money is freedom, but I feel trapped inside it all / and while I sit so high up on a throne / I wonder how I can feel this low / on top of the world it’s beautiful, but there’s no place to fall”

Stream the 0:52 “Castle Walls” snippet (lo-qual/DJ shouts)

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A 30-second YouTube teaser was just released for the Alex Da Kid produced T.I. track “Castle Walls” which contains a snippet of the Skylar Grey written chorus, sung by Christina Aguilera.

A selection from the lyrics ::
“everyone thinks that I have it all / but it’s so empty, living behind these castle walls, these castle walls / if I should tumble, if I should fall / would anyone hear me, screaming behind these castle walls / there’s no one here at all / behind these castle walls”

Watch the “Castle Walls” teaser below ::

The full track will be released as the next single from T.I.’s No Mercy album, set to hit shelves December 7th, 2010.

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Skylar Grey XVIII :: “Castle Walls” by T.I. & Aguilera+”Coming Home” Video

In another sit-down interview with Rap-Up.com, Alex Da Kid speaks about his working with T.I. and Christina Aguilera on their new track “Castle Walls“, the hook for which was written by Skylar Grey. The track is the newest upcoming single from T.I.’s 7th studio album, No Mercy.

Read a selection from the interview ::
“Another single I’ve got coming out is called ‘Castle Walls‘, T.I.’s next single featuring Christina Aguilera, that Skylar Grey wrote the hook on. Which is amazing, it’s gonna be epic….it’s hip-hop, it’s electro, but I think it’s gonna lend itself to a broad audience,” he explains. “It has some kind of substance to it in the lyrics.”

And watch the entire interview segment below ::

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Diddy also recently tweeted that the newly filmed music video (which he calls “….the best I’ve shot in my entire career.“) for the Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey single “Coming Home” will have it’s world-premiere release via E! News, on November 29th. “Coming Home” is also currently #8 on iTunes’ Hip-Hop charts.

See Diddy on the set on the “Coming Home” music video ::

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Skylar Grey XVII :: “Coming Home” Single Hits iTunes+2010 AMAs Performance

The Diddy Dirty Money (feat. Skylar Grey) single “Coming Home” has officially hit iTunes!

This version differs from the original leaked version in both mixing and lyrical content, including this version featuring clean lyrics.

Buy “Coming Home” (feat. Skylar Grey) via iTunes for $1.29 ::

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You can also watch Diddy Dirty Money’s performance of “Coming Home” on the 2010 AMAs below ::

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Skylar Grey XVI :: Stream “I Need A Doctor” w/ Eminem & Dr. Dre

So what is rumored to be another leaked track from, and possibly the first single from Dr. Dre’s long-awaited Detox album just hit the internet. The track is also speculated to be on Eminem’s re-release of his Recovery album.

Eminem takes lead on the track, with featured vocals from Dre and Ms. Grey. The track is produced by Alex Da Kid.

Stream “I Need A Doctor” by Eminem (feat. Skylar Grey & Dr. Dre)

To read some on the history of Detox, please click below

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Skylar Grey XV :: “Comin Home” Hits Radio + “LTWYL” Parts II & III on iTunes

The Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey track “Comin Home“, which is the newest single from Diddy Dirty Money’s upcoming Last Train To Paris album, has officially hit the radio waves. So call in to your favorite radio station, and request it!

Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper (aka Dirty Money) also recently did an interview with Rap-Up, explaining how Comin Home was “….a gift….“.

Here’s a selection from the article ::
“….one day Puff walked in and he was like, ‘I got something for you guys. I got a gift that’s crazy. Oh my God.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, right.’ And he put it on and he was just like, ‘You think we can get it done tonight?’ It was a gift. It was like unwrapping a gift that was dropped in our lap….”

You can read the entire article by clicking below

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Rihanna’s fifth-studio album LOUD is also now officially available on iTunes. The iTunes release exclusively contains Part III of “Love The Way You Lie“, along with the standard album cut Part II, which is available on all editions of the album.

*Love The Way You Lie (Part II) features a verse by Eminem and like the original was produced by Alex Da Kid, with Rihanna’s verses written by Skylar Grey.
*Love The Way You Lie (Part III) (aka the Piano Version) is a stripped-down piano acoustic version of Part II. It was co-produced by Skylar Grey, who also plays piano on the song.

Click LOUD‘s artwork below to view the album in iTunes

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Skylar Grey XIV :: “Love The Way You Lie, Part III / Piano Version” Stream

The third entry into Rihanna and Eminem’s Love The Way You Lie saga, the Piano Version, is now available for streaming.

This version features Skylar Grey on piano, as well as serving as co-producer of Part III.

Stream Love The Way You Lie, Part III (Piano Version) ::

Be sure to cop the track exclusively via iTunes on November 16th.

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