The Recording Academy will spotlight the careers of a pair of emerging artists on Sept. 28 with Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey, a program produced by The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing and The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter.
Hosted at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., the event will feature an in-depth discussion with producer Alex Da Kid and singer/songwriter Grey, moderated by radio personality/recording artist DJ Skee. Topics addressed will include songwriting, recording and collaborating with other artists.
Since signing a publishing deal with Universal Music Group in 2009, Alex Da Kid has collaborated with artists such as Nicki Minaj, B.o.B and Paramore's Hayley Williams. He produced Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, which garnered four GRAMMY nominations in 2010, including Song and Record Of The Year. In June Alex Da Kid finalized a deal bringing his label imprint, KIDinaKORNER, under the umbrella of Interscope Records. Grey is the first act signed to the label.
In 2010 Grey received two GRAMMY nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Rap Song for "Love The Way You Lie," a song she co-wrote with Alex Da Kid and Eminem. That same year she collaborated with Dr. Dre and Eminem on "I Need A Doctor," and performed the song with them on the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast in February. Invinsible, her debut album produced by Alex Da Kid, is due out in January 2012. The album's first single, "Invisible," was released to digital retailers in August.
Up Close & Personal With Alex Da Kid And Skylar Grey will be streamed live exclusively on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at GRAMMY365, The Academy's member-only website. The discussion will be available via video on demand on GRAMMY365 starting Sept. 30. For ticket information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Academy membership, visit www.grammy365.com/join.