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Sky Ferreira Biography

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Born: 1992/07/08
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 2008–present
Genres: Electropop

Sky Ferreira (born July 8, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She sang gospel songs in church throughout her childhood and grew up around family friend Michael Jackson. At age 13, she started taking opera lessons to refine her singing voice. She spent the next few years maintaining a Myspace profile where she uploaded various demos of self-written tracks. Shortly before her 15th birthday, she caught the attention of Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant by contacting them through the social networking site. The producers were impressed and subsequently decided to work with her.

After signing with Parlophone in July 2009, Ferreira subsequently appeared in the music video for Uffie's “Pop the Glock” and starred in the 2010 independent drama film “Putty Hill” as Jenny. Soon after, she began to write and record material for her debut studio album with producers and co-writers Bloodshy & Avant, Greg Kurstin, Nicole Morier, Klas Åhlund, Colin Munroe, Linda Perry and Frankmusik.

Following the release of “17,” “One” and “Obsession” as singles, it was announced through a press release that her debut album would be released in January 2011. However, the album was postponed and an extended play titled “As If!” was released in March 2011 by Capitol Records. The EP was preceded by the single “Sex Rules.”

In October 2011, Ferreira announced in a magazine that she is still currently working on her debut album, but is changing her musical direction to a more Blondie-inspired sound, stepping away from electropop. A month later, Ferreira announced on her official Facebook page that the new album is expected to be released on Summer 2012 and the first single on February 2012.[25] In December 2011, Ferreira announced that she was working with Jon Brion, Shirley Manson, and Greg Kurstin for her debut album. On January 2012, Ferreira revealed the title of her debut album, “Wild at Heart.” In February 2012, Ferreira confirmed “Swamp Girl” and “24 Hours” as the titles of two tracks from “Wild at Heart.”

In August 2012, Ferreira posted an outtake of her then-upcoming EP on her official Tumblr page, adding that the EP would be released in early September and was produced by Brion. In October 2012 the EP, titled “Ghost,” was released featuring five songs, including “Red Lips” and “Everything Is Embarrassing,” along with three new songs, “Lost in My Bedroom,” “Ghost” and the EP's official single “Sad Dream,” for which a music video was filmed.