Artist

Justine Skye

Justine Skye tagged along with her mother, an entertainment lawyer, to a music panel held by performance rights organization BMI.

During the question-and-answer session, Justine surprised everyone in attendance by asking to sing. In front of various music executives, she performed a cover of Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold." The Brooklyn native subsequently took singing lessons and honed her songwriting, then worked with August Rigo (Justin Bieber, One Direction, Musiq [Soulchild]) and Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Diddy, August Alsina). Their sessions led to Everyday Living, a confident contemporary R&B EP released on Atlantic in August 2013. The brief collection featured a cover of Aaliyah's "I Don't Wanna." In August 2014, Justine returned with the slow-jam single "Collide," a DJ Mustard production that involved a guest verse from Tyga. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi