Everything You Need To Know About Singer-Songwriter Skylar Grey

Even if you don't already know her name, chances are that you know Skylar Grey's music.

She'the genius songwriter and co-writer behind many popular hits including"Love the Way You Lie," "Coming Home," "I Need a Doctor," "Clarity," "Last One Standing" and dozens more. She has written for artists such as Beyoncé, Eminem and Céline Dion and Rihanna, among others, in addition to having a powerful solo career of her own. Basically, we're saying that without her, a lot of our favorite pop songs wouldn't even exist.

And last month, Skylar released a new single titled "Falling Apart," the first glimpse at her self-titled album, releasing on April 28. We cannot wait for this next leg of Skylar's musical journey—and here's everything we learned about her as our latest Woman Crush Wednesday.

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Name: Skylar Grey (Holly Brook Hafermann)

Hometown: Mazomanie, Wisconsin

Location: Napa, California

Birthday: February 23

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Fun Facts:

1. Skylar says she couldn't live without the Dark Sky app.

"It notifies me when it's going to rain—I'm obsessed with rain."

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2. Skylar says her weirdest habit is leaving cabinets and drawers open.

"Like any time I open one to take out a glass or a pair of socks I don't shut it. I even know when I'm doing it and I still decide not to close it because it's so ingrained in me. I think it's because when I was little, the cabinets in our kitchen were so loud when they banged shut it hurt my ears.

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3. Her favorite kitchen appliance is her salad spinner.

4. She cannot stand soggy lettuce.

5. Elliott Taylor is Skylar's biggest celebrity crush.


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6. She describes herself as a night owl.

"My brain doesn't shut off until I reach utter exhaustion."

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7. The life lesson Skylar wishes she would've learned earlier on is to never get married.

"…at least not without a prenup."

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8. Yellowstone and 1883 are her biggest TV show obsessions right now.

"That's all I've been into lately."

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9. She is the youngest sibling in her family.

"I was the youngest of all our first cousins too… and I think since I was always the baby of the family, it made me driven to prove myself."

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10. Above all, Skylar says that she is a big dreamer.

"I believe anything is possible."

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Obsessed with Skylar? Click HERE to read our interview with her on the true meaning of "Falling Apart."