Rising Stars: Labrinth and Skylar Grey

18 Jan

 

2011 has kicked off with a bang in terms of the urban scene. We have seen both Tinie Tempah and Jessie J stealing the limelight in the UK, and the likes of J. Cole making noises in the US. Two artists in particular that I predict will be making big noise this year are Skylar Grey and Labrinth.
Timothy McKenzie, famously known as Labrinth is looking to do big things in 2011. Already achieving 3 hit singles in the UK charts before he has even brought out his debut album. Signed to Simon Cowell’s (founder of the X Factor) record label Syco, he is the first non-contest act to be signed to the record label in 6 years. Labrinth truly is a jack-of-all-trades as he is a song writer, music producer as well as singer; collaborating with the likes of Gorillaz, Devlin and Professor Green. His first single, “Let The Sunshine” came in at no. 3 in the UK charts and his new album looking to drop this year.
Skylar Grey is another person who hasn’t even got an album to her name but is still able to be making some noise! She is currently Grammy nominated; co-writing hits such as Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” and Dirty Money’s “Coming Home”. She is currently signed to Alex Da Kid’s record label called Wonderland Records. Her vocals are also on the Dr Dre’s forthcoming single “I Need A Doctor” which is rumoured to be released on 1st February.
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