Holly Brook Hafermann, better known by her stage name Skylar Grey, is an American recording artist from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Grey, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, was initially signed to Machine Shop Recordings, under the name Holly Brook, where she released her debut album Like Blood Like Honey, in 2006. In 2010, she co-wrote the three versions of "Love the Way You Lie" with Alex da Kid, who signed her to his KIDinaKORNER record label. Grey has also been featured as a guest vocalist on several hit singles, including Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go", Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home", Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor", Lupe Fiasco's "Words I Never Said" and Kaskade's "Room for Happiness". Her major-label debut studio album Don't Look Down, was released on July 9, 2013.