Singer, songwriter, and model Justine Skye is known for her dance-oriented R&B and hip-hop-influenced sound. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1995, Skye first gained notice in her teens when she tagged along with her mother, an entertainment lawyer, to a music panel held by performance rights organization BMI. During the question-and-answer session, Skye 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." She 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."
A year later, Skye returned with the slow-jam single "Collide," a DJ Mustard production that involved a guest verse from Tyga. Her second EP, Emotionally Unavailable, appeared in 2015. The following year, Skye returned with her third EP, 8 Ounces, featuring songwriting collaborations with the-Dream and Tricky Stewart. The EP included the track "Fun" featuring Wale. In 2018, Skye released her debut full-length, Ultraviolet, which featured the single "Lil' Boy." A stand-alone single, "Build," featuring Arin Ray, arrived in 2018. Parting ways with the Roc Nation label, Skye returned in 2020 with the independent EP Bare with Me. ~ Andy Kellman