Client, May 2006
5/31/2006: Holly was a frequent artist at Randy's
Recording up until the time she went to LA a couple
of years ago, from the time she was about 4 years old
-- just big enough to reach the mic if she sat on her
mom's lap. She's now signed to Warner Brothers' Machine
Shop Records label and sang on a song with Fort Minor
that has reached as high as #5 (so far!) on Billboard's
Hot 100 Singles.
Holly made her debut appearance
on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 24 (2006), performing
the hit song along with Fort Minor's Mike Shinoda. Congrats
From the Wisconsin State Journal Wednesday
May 17th 2006:
native Holly Brook went to Los Angeles at age 16
to pursue a singing career. Last week, the now-20-year-old
hit the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles. Linkin
Park's Mike Shinoda features her in a song with
his solo project, Fort Minor. That song, "Where'd
You Go," is now at No. 5.
more personal good news leading up the release of
her debut album June 6, Brook's song "What
I Wouldn't Give" was used on NBC's "Conviction"
and she also had five of her songs on the season
finale of WB's "Related."
mom, Candy Kreitlow, who was the other half of the
singing duo "Generations" with Brook in
her youth, adds another update -- Holly and Fort
Minor will be on Jay Leno May 24.
fame may be new, but her work has been earnest and
steadfast for several years, ever since she dropped
out of school to pursue her passion," says
Kreitlow. "She's quite down to earth, somewhat
reclusive and obsessive about her music."
Randy adds, "I worked with her a lot, over 12
years on numerous 'Generations' and 'Heartwood' albums,
and she was one sharp cookie, would never quit until
she got it, no matter how hard of a challenge I gave
her. I think the best thing I ever did for her was to
convince her mom to let her drop out of high school
to pursue a good looking potential music career. Good
thing that so far, I was right."
You can read more about Holly at her web
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Update 6/2011: In the Feb 2011 GRAMMY AWARDS, Skylar Grey (formerly known as Holly Brook) was nominated for (writer) Song Of The Year and Best Rap Song for Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna. The song "Love The Way You Lie" picked up 7 Grammy Nominations, for Record of the Year, Song 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 penned by Skylar Grey, which appeared on Eminem’s Recovery album, and Rihanna’s LOUD album. Skylar Grey performed at the 2011 Grammy Awards Show alongside Eminem and Dr.Dre, singing her choruses to "I Need A Doctor" and closing the live set carried by major TV networks.
In March 2011, Skylar performed her chorus to 'I'm Coming Home' live on American Idol with P Diddy.
She also signed a solo album deal with Interscope Records in March 2011.
On May 9, 2011 The Colbert Report featured a performance by Lupe Fiasco and Skylar Grey (chorus composed and sung) who join forces to perform the controversial hit song “Words I Never Said.”
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