Skylar Grey MLXXVII :: ‘I Need A Doctor’ w/ Dr. Dre x Eminem – Eminem’s 30 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits, Billboard, 17-OCT-2017

In its second appearance in a Billboard top songs list this month (October), Ms. Grey‘s I Need a Doctor collaboration with Dr. Dre x Eminem made #12 in Billboard editors Erika Ramirez and Brad Wete‘s Eminem’s 30 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits list!

Eminem x Rihanna‘s Love The Way You Lie (co-written by Ms. Grey) also made the list at #2 – check out both entries below, and click the Billboard logo to view the other 28 entries in the list!


Eminem’s 30 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits | Billboard ::
“….this chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.

12. “I Need A Doctor” – Eminem and Skylar Grey
Hot 100 Peak Position: 4 (2011)

The respect and loyalty between Dre and Eminem is in full view on the Alex da Kid produced “I Need A Doctor. Singer Skylar Grey told San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 that Em’s lyrics, which he recorded in two hours after presented with the hook, brought her to tears.

2. “Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 for seven weeks (2010)

Eminem and Rihanna touch on the heavy subject of domestic abuse with sincere emotion. The mid-tempo track takes a look into the minds of both the abuser and the victim. “Love the Way You Lie” held on to No. 1 on the Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks and was Em’s second No. 1 from Billboard 200 No. 1 Recovery….”

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Skylar Grey MLXXVI :: ‘Room For Happiness’ w/ Kaskade – Kaskade’s 20 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks, Billboard, 24-OCT-2017

In her second Billboard list of this month, Ms. Grey‘s Room for Happiness collaboration with Kaskade has made contributor Kat Bein‘s newly published Kaskade’s 20 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks list, placing at #9!

Read the introduction to the list as well as the “Room for Happiness” section below, and click Billboard‘s logo to check out the other 19 Kaskade selections that made the list!

Kaskade’s 20 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks | Billboard ::
“….when you talk about the modern dance music scene, certain names invariably come up. Kaskade is one of this generation’s most prolific house harbingers. He was raised in the genre’s native streets of Chicago, going out to raves before he was legally allowed to drink. There, he learned to control a crowd with treble and bass, but if was after he moved to San Francisco that he began his professional career.

That city’s vibrant creative community boosted him to release his first album It’s You, It’s Me in 2003. The work heralded a fresh, uplifting progressive house sound that would go on to become Kaskade’s trademark.

Some 15 years later, Kaskade remains a forward-thinking voice on the dance circuit. He fully embraces the big-room Las Vegas shows, but he also caters to the underground’s diversity with his Redux EPs and small-venue tours. He always lends his voice to the important discussions this scene faces, from drug use to violence in what should be safe places.

He is a man who lives the positivity that is felt in his songs, and those songs should be celebrated. So, today we give you Billboard Dance’s 20 favorite Kaskade songs.

9. Kaskade (feat. Skylar Grey) – Room For Happiness
This last cut from the fiery half of 2011’s 
Fire & Ice is absolutely iconic. You know what it is the moment that fat synth melody hits over that bold kick. Skylar Grey’s vocals are a thing of mysterious beauty and absolutely perfect as the song melts into airy refrain. The uplifting chorus is a message we could all use to hear a little more often. Next time you need a pick-me-up, throw this glowing gem of a song on your earbuds and find the silver lining in any cloudy day….”

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Skylar Grey MLXXV :: ‘I Need A Doctor’ w/ Dr. Dre x Eminem – Eminem’s Top 8 Collaborations With Female Artists, Billboard, 16-OCT-2017

Billboard contributor Bianca Alysse has compiled a list of Eminem’s Top 8 Collaborations With Female Artists for the publication, with Ms. Grey‘s 2011/classic Eminem x Dr. Dre feature I Need A Doctor coming in at #7!

Read the introduction to the article as well the write-up for “I Need A Doctor” below, and click Billboard‘s logo to check out the list in its entirety!

Eminem’s Top 8 Collaborations With Female Artists | Billboard ::
“….like him or not, Eminem is beyond blessed with the gift of gab. Whether using his voice seemingly as a voice for chaos or speaking out for the greater good, the MC’s lyrics have been placed under a microscope since his ‘99 breakthrough record, “My Name Is.

And despite frequent (and not entirely unfair) media complaints about the rappers’ sometimes misogynistic expression, some of the charts’ most beloved empresses have seen fit to join forces with him in the studio. 

Art is not created to be polite, and Eminem’s often record-breaking career is one to be respected. Women always seem to push the culture forward, and it is clear — some of the lyricist’s most outstanding efforts have come alongside queens of the pop and hip-hop worlds. Take a listen to eight heroine-assisted gems dropped by Eminem….

7. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey  – “I Need a Doctor”

….He went from barely being able to support his family to becoming the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the U.S. — none of which Eminem thought would be possible without the help of his mentor and friend, Dr. Dre. On Dre’s “I Need a Doctor, he describes grappling with downheartedness, before coming the realization Dr. Dre lost his son, Andre Young Jr, and managed to persevere.

Skylar Grey sings of the legendary entrepreneur’s ability to revive the dead with the chorus, “I need a doctor, call me a doctor/ I need a doctor, doctor/ To bring me back to life.” Still, the track wasn’t complete without a hungry Dr. Dre capping the song with a final verse, while acknowledging Eminem’s invaluable loyalty to him throughout the years….”

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Skylar Grey MLXXIV :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Billboard Charts, 6-OCT-2017

Macklemore‘s album GEMINI dropped just over two weeks ago (September 22) and has officially debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Independent Albums, Canadian Albums, and Top Rap Albums charts.

Ms. Grey‘s collaboration Glorious is featured on the album, and since the album dropped has risen to #12 (up from #21) on Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs chart!

Read the official write-up on the album debut by clicking the Billboard logo below.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” | Billboard Charts ::

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Skylar Grey MLXXIII :: ‘Periscope’ w/ Papa Roach – Live at BBC Radio 1 EP | Buy

Papa Roach have dropped a 4-song EP of live performances recorded at and for BBC Radio 1. Included in the mini set of songs is Periscope, the album version of which featured Ms. Grey!

NOTE :: While Ms. Grey appears on the album version of “Periscope”, she was not present at this BBC Radio 1 live recording session and therefore she was not able to provide any live vocals for this recording, though she does receive a feature credit.

Papa Roach – “Periscope” | Live at BBC Radio 1 ::

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Skylar Grey MLXXII :: Forbes’ 30 Under 30 w/ Molly DeWolf Swenson x Tyler Oakley – Under 30 Summit Panel in Boston, 2-OCT-2017 | Photo

As part of Day 2 of ForbesUnder 30 Summit in Boston earlier this week (October 1-4), Ms. Grey took part in a panel moderated by ForbesZack O’Malley Greenburg with the topic being The Key to Success is Telling Good Stories — So Start Today!

The panel also included Molly DeWulf Swenson (co-founder/head of brand of virtual reality media company RYOT) and Tyler Oakley (YouTube personality/author/activist) – check out part of the write up on the panel by ForbesGlenda Toma below, and click the photo (by Uyen Cao) to read it in its entirety!

Skylar Grey x Molly DeWolf Swenson x Tyler Oakley | Under 30 Summit Panel ::
“….to be successful, you have to be able to tell a story. Three people who do it well took the stage at Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston on Monday to talk about getting their message across.

Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey said having the “ability to put into words what a lot of people feel but can’t express” means it’s her responsibility to “share my music with the world.” But it was tough to get her voice heard.

Grey dropped out of high school to pursue music, she told moderator Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes senior editor, but it all fell apart. She moved to cabin – isolated from everyone – and slowly fell back in love with music. ‘Love the Way You Lie’ was the first song I wrote,” Grey said of that time. That song affected a lot of people, a crux which translates to other mediums….”

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Skylar Grey MLXXI :: Skylar Grey for Musician’s Toolkit – 31 Lesson/55-Hour Course on Songwriting | Trailer

Ms. Grey has teamed up with Musician’s Toolkit to provide a full set of 31 lessons all abut songwriting, both on a personal level as an artist as well as within the larger context of the music industry.

You can check out the 1-minute trailer below, and click the Musician’s Toolkit logo to preview Ms. Grey’s full 31-lesson/55-hour songwriting course and grab yourself a free trial!

Skylar Grey for Musician’s Toolkit | Course: Songwriting ::

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Skylar Grey MLXX :: Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Under 30 Summit in Boston Interview w/ Forbes, 2-OCT-2017 | Video

After performing live at Day 1 of Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Boston this past Sunday, Ms. Grey was back again for Day 2 (October 2) to sit down with Forbes’ Natasha Lekwa for a Facebook Live interview at (and presented by) The Macallan.

You can check out the 16-minute interview via Facebook below, which covers topics including writer’s block, the best lyric Ms. Grey feels she has ever written, Kendrick Lamar, figuring out new business models in the age of social media and streaming, and being present!

Skylar Grey Interview w/ Natasha Lekwa | Forbes ::

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Skylar Grey MLXIX :: ‘Glorious’ x ‘Clarity’ x ‘Wear Me Out’ x ‘Love The Way You Lie’ x ‘Gangsta’ x ‘Moving Mountains’ x ‘Come Up For Air’ – Live at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Boston, 1-OCT-2017 | Video

Those who follow Ms. Grey on her Instagram were treated to a special rehearsal livestream yesterday (October 1), prior to Ms. Grey performing live in Boston for ForbesUnder 30 Summit.

A fan recording of her performance later that evening has now been published to YouTube – check it out below!

Skylar Grey @ Forbes‘ Under 30 Summit | Live in Boston ::

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Skylar Grey MLXVIII :: Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Under 30 Summit Music Festival in Boston Interview w/ Metro US, 28-SEP-2017

“….I think I’ve grown up a lot in the past couple of years, and I’ve evolved as a human….”
– Skylar Grey, Metro US

As previously reported, alongside being hand-chosen to help pick who will make their 30 Under 30 list in the music category this year, Ms. Grey will perform live at ForbesUnder 30 Summit‘s Music Festival on October 1 in Boston!

Also performing will be Clarity collaborator Zedd, and the event’s keynote speaker has been announced as being Kendrick Lamar.

Metro US (a local newspaper publication for the Boston, New York, and Philadelphia areas) interviewed Ms. Grey regarding her upcoming performance. Read the excerpt below, and click the Metro US logo to read the feature in full!

Skylar Grey @ Under 30 Summit Music Festival | Metro US ::
“….”I’ve walked around downtown. I came to visit my sister quite a few times,” Grey says. “Honestly, the most I know about Boston is from the movie ‘Good Will Hunting.

Fans should expect a more mature set from Grey, as she believes her music has evolved over the years.

“I think I’ve grown up a lot in the past couple of years, and I’ve evolved as a human,” she says. “All of my music reflects my real life. A lot of the music that I’m writing these days lyrically talks about these realizations and things that have made me grow recently.”….”

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