Precocious synth pop singer/singerwriter Sky Ferreira had built up a huge online following, worked with Britney Spears' producers, and become friends with Michael Jackson, all before the age of 15. Born in Los Angeles, in 1992, Ferreira counted the King of Pop among her childhood friends, thanks to his 25-year working-relationship with her hairstylist mother. She began playing Elton John songs on the piano at nine years old, before discovering her voice while singing in her local gospel choir, prompting her to take opera lessons to improve her vocal talents. After attracting the attention of Swedish producers Bloodshy and Avant via a song posted on MySpace which she describes as a "dramatic 15-year-old's version of "Careless Whisper" in outer space," she worked with the duo behind her idol Spears' "Toxic," which eventually led to a deal with Parlophone Records in 2009. While recording her debut album with producers Greg Kurstin, Dallas Austin, and Paul Epworth, she also appeared in Matthew Porterfield's indie drama Putty Hill, Uffie's "Pop the Glock" music video, and provided vocals on the Shoes' remix of the Virgins' "Teen Lover." Her first singles, "One" in the U.K., and "Obsession," later used on the soundtrack to The Vampire Diaries, in the U.S. were released in 2010, with their parent album expected to follow in mid-2011. ~ Jon O'BrienPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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