Holly Brook Hafermann aka Skylar Grey, born February 23, 1986, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, at the age of 17, Grey signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with Machine Shop Recordings under the name Holly Brook. In 2006, she released her debut studio album, Like Blood Like Honey, under the aforementioned labels.
Grey is perhaps best known for providing guest vocals on several hit singles, such as Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go”, Diddy‘s “Coming Home”, Dr. Dre‘s “I Need a Doctor”, Nicki Minaj‘s “Bed of Lies”, and Macklemore’s “Glorious”. Additionally, she has written songs for a number of prominent artists in the music industry, including Kehlani, G-Eazy, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Zedd, Nick Jonas, Céline Dion, and CeeLo Green.