Skylar Grey MCLVI :: ‘What is 2018’s Most Iconic Album?’ – Skylar Grey’s Pick for GQ Magazine

GQ has published its year-end list (written by Max Cea) wherein it showcases 15 artists’ picks for what will become 2018’s most iconic album.

Included is Ms. Grey‘s pick – beerbongs & bentleys by Post Malone.

Read the opening of the article + Ms. Grey’s reasoning for her pick below, and click beerbongs & bentleys‘ artwork to see what the other 14 artists and their picks are!

Skylar Grey – What is 2018’s Most Iconic Album? | GQ ::
“….in a year in which music’s biggest stars mostly disappointed, what body of work will stand the test of time? We surveyed the music industry to find out.

Lost in the annual end-of-year ranking of, well, everything, is the reality that every year is not equal. Take music. Some years you get Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Magical Mystery TourThe Velvet UndergroundSongs of Leonard CohenI Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, and The Doors. And other years you get Silent Shout by The Knife (no disrespect to The Knife).

So far as albums go, 2018 was, above all, strange. It was a year that saw the form taken to its maximalist and minimalist extremes; if a record wasn’t seven songs, it might as well be 25. The majority of pop’s biggest stars released music in 2018, and most of it was… pretty forgettable. But 2018 was also a year in which new voices emerged, in which the boundaries of genre continued to dissolve, and in which female artists in particular made work that powerfully addressed a turbulent moment.

All of which begs the question: 50 years from now, supposing for a moment that the planet is still intact and content is still in demand, what albums will our grandchildren write retrospectives on? What albums from 2018 will stand the test of time, influence how future music is made, and prove to be iconic? To find out, we surveyed 15 music writers, artists, and others in the industry. Tellingly, there wasn’t much consensus….

Skylar Grey (musician):
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

It epitomizes the zeitgeist of where hip-hop has evolved to; the music, the audience, and its culture. In 10 years no one will be able to argue he didn’t take the crown of the class of 2018—a new era is upon us.

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Skylar Grey MCLV :: She Is The Music Global Database – Skylar Grey on Creator Committee | Press Release

As part of an effort to utilize more female talent in the music industry, the Entertainment Industry Foundation has founded the She Is The Music non-profit, the global database of female industry professionals for which is set to fully launch in 2019.

Ms. Grey herself will serve in an advisory capacity as part of the Creator Committee, alongside other talents such as Mary J. Blige, Björk, Missy Elliott, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande, among others!

Read the press release in full below, and if you are interested in being included in the database of industry professionals you may OFFICIALLY APPLY HERE.

Skylar Grey – SITM Creator Committee | Press Release ::
“She Is The Music (SITM), a nonprofit focused on achieving equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women across the music community is launching a global database for women working in music.

Founded in 2018, SITM was created in response to a music industry study conducted by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative revealing historically low percentages of women working in music.

In response, SITM has designed actionable programs to increase job opportunities for women and grow the talent pipeline.

Launching in early 2019, the SITM Database will span female songwriters, engineers, producers, studio positions and live / touring professionals, with more roles to come.

The platform will serve as an inclusive directory, with profiles vetted and verified for accuracy. Applicant submissions are now open.

Additionally, SITM has announced the formation of Creator and Executive Committees to advise the nonprofit.

The dual committees include broad representation to ensure ‘diversity in ideas and perspectives’, as well as strong influence to help drive change in all aspects of the industry.

The Board of Directors / Co-Founders includes Alicia Keys, Jody Gerson, Global Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group, Samantha Kirby Yoh, Partner and Head of East Coast Music, WME and Ann Mincieli, AK-Worldwide; Jungle City Studios.

The Creator Committee includes Jenna Andrews, Marcella Araica, Sara Bareilles, Banks, Björk, Mary J. Blige, Jen Decilveo, Billie Eilish, Missy Elliott, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, HAIM, Halsey and many others.

The Executive Committee includes Michele Anthony, Adriana Arce, Lisa Barbaris, Barbara Cane, Rosemary Carroll, Corrie Christopher Martin, Caroline Elleray, Tina Farris and many others.

SITM is a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.”

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Skylar Grey MCLIV :: ‘Everything I Need’ Co-Writ. w/ Elliott Taylor – DC Comics’ ‘Aquaman’ Film Soundtrack, Releasing 14-DEC-2018

Ms. Grey and partner Elliott Taylor have co-written a brand new song, “Everything I Need”, which is set to appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming DC Comics/Warner Bros. film Aquaman!

Aquaman stars include Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Willem DafoeTemeura Morrison, and Patrick Wilson, and is directed by James Wan. Wan previously directed FURIOUS 7 back in 2015, the official soundtrack for which included Ms. Grey’s solo track I Will Return. Aquaman is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, and the soundtrack album itself is set to be released one week prior on December 14 via WaterTower Music!

Check out the final trailer for the film below, and stay tuned for the soundtrack!

DC Comics’ Aquaman | Final Trailer ::

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Skylar Grey MCLIII :: ‘O Come Emmanuel’ w/ Kaskade – ‘Kaskade Christmas’ Album, Limited Double-Vinyl Re-Release Now Available | Buy

Originally dropping November 24 of this past year (2017), Kaskade‘s holiday-themed electronic album Kaskade Christmas is now seeing a limited edition re-release as a special high-quality 180gram red and white 12″ double-vinyl set!

The album contains O Come Emmanuel f/ Skylar Grey, and may be ordered by clicking either of the photos below!

Skylar Grey x Kaskade – “O Come Emmanuel” | Ltd. Ed. 12″ ::

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Skylar Grey MCLII :: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder Cover)’ – Netflix’s ‘Motown Magic’, Soundtrack Album Now Available | Buy

The official soundtrack for Netflix‘s upcoming animated series Motown Magic is out now on Melodia/Motown Records!

The soundtrack album features Ms. Grey‘s exclusive cover of Stevie Wonder‘s Motown classic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – click its artwork to grab your own copy of the track via your favourite music provider!

Skylar Grey – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” | Motown Magic ::

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Skylar Grey MCLI :: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder Cover)’ – Netflix’s ‘Motown Magic’, Soundtrack Album Releasing 16-NOV-2018

With the series itself premiering on November 20, the original soundtrack album for the upcoming Netflix Original animated series Motown Magic will release several days prior, later this week on Friday, November 16.

The soundtrack is currently slated to include Ms. Grey‘s newly recorded cover of Stevie Wonder‘s classic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, along with twelve other new recordings of classic Motown hits!

The album is produced by Josh Wakely, Don Was, Harvey Mason Jr., Bob Mothersbaugh, and Sean Carey, and will be released in both physical and digital formats via Melodia/Motown Records.

Check out the complete tracklisting below!

Skylar Grey – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” | Motown Magic ::
I. “ABC” – Zacary James & Motown Magic Cast
II. “For Once In My Life” – Becky G
III. “My Girl” – Smokey Robinson
IV. “Living For The City” – BJ The Chicago Kid
V. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” – Skylar Grey
VI. “Ben” – Motown Magic Cast f/ Julia Stone
VII. “Superstition” – Ne-Yo
VIII. “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” – Calum Scott
IX. “Road Runner” – Trombone Shorty
X. “He’s Misstra Know-It-All” – Motown Magic Cast f/ Jacquez “Quizz” Swanigan
XI. “I’ll Be Doggone” – Smokey Robinson
XII. “The Tracks Of My Tears” – Motown Magic Cast f/ Jacquez “Quizz” Swanigan
XIII. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” – Motown Magic Cast

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Skylar Grey MCL :: ‘Right Now (Robin Schulz VIP Remix)’ by Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz – Co-Written by Skylar Grey, Now Available | Buy

Right Now, the Nick Jonas x Robin Schulz collaboration co-written by Ms. Grey, got an official remix treatment that was released over this past weekend (October 26)! This VIP Remix was produced by Robin Schulz, who also produced the original version of the song.

Grab the mix from your favourite digital retailer by clicking its artwork below!

“Right Now (Robin Schulz VIP Remix)” | Co-Writ. w/ Skylar Grey ::

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Skylar Grey MCXLIX :: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder Cover)’ – Netflix’s Upcoming ‘Motown Magic’ Series, USA Today Exclusive, Releasing 20-NOV-2018 | Video

Ms. Grey has recorded a brand new cover of Stevie Wonder‘s Motown classic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, to be featured in the upcoming Netflix series Motown Magic! The family-friendly animated series uses classic Motown songs covered by contemporary artists as the story framework for each 11-minute episode.

Other artists that have provided covers include Becky G, Ne-Yo, and BJ the Chicago Kid, and the classic Motown artists being covered include The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson (who also serves as the series’ Executive Music Producer).

Look for the series to premiere on Netflix on November 20, 2018.

Click the USA Today logo below to read the Bill Keveney exclusive on the project, and also check out an official teaser video featuring cast member Zacary James performing his cover of “ABC” by The Jackson 5 (the main theme of the series)!

Motown Magic | USA Today Exclusive+Teaser ::

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Skylar Grey MCXLVIII :: ‘Offstage with Skylar Grey’ Series – Episodes 1-4, VerizonUp | Videos

Continuing her partnership with Verizon, Ms. Grey is featured in a brand new 4-episode VerizonUp series entitled Offstage with Skylar Grey!

Watch each of the four :60 episodes, featuring Elliott Taylor and some fresh new music, below! Also click the logo beneath the episode to check out VerizonUp.

Skylar Grey x VerizonUp | Offstage with Skylar Grey ::
Episode I – Music & Wine

Episode II – Born Into Music

Episode III – Influences

Episode IV – True Love

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Skylar Grey MCXLVII :: ‘Glorious’ w/ Macklemore – Personally Chosen by ‘Doctor Who’ S11 Showrunner, Yahoo! Movies UK

As previously teased with trailers featuring Ms. Grey‘s Glorious collaboration w/ Macklemore, the 11th season of Doctor Who (f/ Jodie Whittaker‘s Thirteenth Doctor) debuted last night (October 7) on BBC America.

Amongst all of the (overwhelmingly positive) reviews from fans and critics is the season debut review by Yahoo! Movies UK‘s Paul Kirkley, in which Kirkley mentions that the series’ new showrunner Chris Chibnall personally chose the Skylar Grey x Macklemore track for the trailers debuting his new Doctor!

Check out the excerpt featuring the mention below, and click the Yahoo! Movies UK logo underneath to read the full episode review.

Skylar Grey x Macklemore – “Glorious” Chosen by S11 Showrunner | Yahoo! Movies UK ::
“….not that Jodie Whittaker – exploding across the screen like a rainbow-coloured charm bomb – was ever in danger of being eclipsed by anyone. “I feel glorious, glorious,” sings Skylar Grey on the trailer song Chibnall personally chose to announce his new Doctor. “Got a chance to start again. I was born for this. It’s who I am.”

Of that, there can surely be no doubt….”

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