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Skylar Grey: "Eminem said 'no' to Lady Gaga"

Twice Grammy-nominated singer, Skylar Grey, tells today's Sun how Eminem fought to keep her vocals on Dr Dre's 'I Need A Doctor' even though he was being pressurised to get Lady Gaga to sing the female vocals.

Grey, who wrote the chorus to the song, said:  "That was an important time for me. Everyone was talking about who they should get to sing the female vocals.

"Everyone wanted Lady GaGa but Eminem said no and that he wanted to keep my vocals on the song. That meant a lot to me."

Grey's big break came when English producer, Alex Da Kid, sent her the melody to 'Love The Way You Lie'.

"He sent me the beats and I just wrote from the heart. The next time I heard it was on the radio with Eminem and Rihanna — I was blown away."

Grey's own studio album, 'Invinsible' was named by her friend Marilyn Manson and is set to be released by the end of this year (2011). 

Listen to the original demo of 'Love The Way You Lie' sung by Skylar Grey below: