Sky Blu (rapper)

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Sky Blu
LMFAO 2, 2011.jpg
Sky Blu in 2011
Background information
Birth name Skyler Austen Gordy
Also known as Sky, SkysNuts, 8KY 6LU, The Party President
Born (1986-08-23) August 23, 1986 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California
Genres EDM, hip hop, trap
Occupations Rapper, producer, DJ, dancer
Years active 2006–present
Labels Cherrytree, Interscope, Foo & Blu
Associated acts Big Bad University, LMFAO, Redfoo, Shwayze, Chelsea Korka, Mark Rosas
Website thepartypresident.com
Notable instruments
Guitar, drums

Skyler Austen Gordy, (born August 23, 1986)[1] better known by his stage name Sky Blu,[2] is an American singer, rapper, producer, DJ and dancer best known as one half of the musical duo LMFAO, along with his paternal uncle Redfoo. They have two albums together,[3] 2009's Party Rock and 2011's Sorry for Party Rocking. Sky Blu is the grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy. His parents are Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson. Sky Blu is the brother of Mahogany Cheyenne Gordy aka Mahogany Lox who is a DJ and singer (born October 4, 1994).

Career[edit]

In 2007, Sky Blu teamed up with his uncle Redfoo to form LMFAO. They are known for their hit songs "Party Rock Anthem", "Champagne Showers", "Sexy and I Know It", "Shots" and "Sorry for Party Rocking", which were released in 2009, 2011 and 2012. "Party Rock Anthem" became the most successful song of their entire career, peaking at number one in over ten countries, including France, the UK, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, and Australia. LMFAO is currently in a hiatus that started in September 2012. In 2010, Sky Blu created Big Bad University ("the first university for dreamers"), a collective of artists, which is mainly composed of the rapper Shwayze, the ex-Paradiso Girls member Chelsea Korka and the producer, singer and songwriter Mark Rosas. In 2013, Sky Blu released his two first singles: "Pop Bottles" in January with Mark Rosas, and "Salud" in April with his manager Reek Rude, Sensato and the actor Wilmer Valderrama. A few months later, on July 4, he released his 9-track first album Rebel Music as a free download. Most recently Sky Blu revealed on The Arsenio Hall Show a new hip-hop single "Go On Girl"; he also announced during an interview that he was working on his new album, which will be available later in July 2014.[4]

The Party President[edit]

In 2014, Sky Blu introduced to the world, with his single "Go On Girl", his alter-ego The Party President. A super entertainer multi-talented musical artist, deejay, emcee, performer, and extreme sports enthusiast. His message is simply "FXCK YEAH" which means "I don't know the difference between X and U." And to put an exclamation on the movement, The Party President includes a new creative reinterpretation of Sky Blu as a licence plate: 8KY 6LU. Future plans include the release of "FXCK YEAH WE CAN : THE MIXTAPE" in advance and in promotion of the forthcoming album.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Rebel Music (2013)

As LMFAO (With Redfoo)[edit]

As W.E.E.D. (With Shwayze & Mark Rosas)[edit]

  • We Evolve EveryDay (2012)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
CAN US Dance
2006 "Boomba"
(Ft. Redfoo)
N/A
2013 "Pop Bottles"
(Ft. Mark Rosas)
87 25 Rebel Music
"Salud"
(Ft. Reek Rude, Sensato & Wilmer Valderrama)
2014 "Go On Girl"
N/A

As featured artist[edit]

  • I Need A Girl - BLAC Ft. Sky Blu
  • Drunk Off Your Love - Shwayze & Cisco Ft. Sky Blu
  • Uh Oh (Came Here To Party) - Leaf Ft. Sky Blu
  • Do You Love Me ? - Ariana Grande Ft. Sky Blu
  • Tonight (Hyper Crush Remix) - Enrique Iglesias Ft. Hyper Crush & Sky Blu
  • All Of The Time - Mark Rosas Ft. Sky Blu & Shwayze
  • Small Potatoes - Mark Rosas Ft. Sky Blu & Shwayze
  • Alcohol - The Cataracs Ft. Sky Blu
  • Bolt - Shwayze Ft. Sky Blu

As producer[edit]

  • #SEXSONG - Big Bad (Prod. by Sky Blu & Mark Rosas)

Remixes[edit]

  • Talk Dirty (8KY 6LU Remix) - Jason Derulo Ft. 2 Chainz
  • Draft Day (8KY 6LU Remix) - Drake
  • Happy (8KY 6LU Remix) - Pharrell Williams
  • We Dem Boyz (8KY 6LU Remix) - Wiz Khalifa
  • Partition (8KY 6LU Remix) - Beyoncé
  • Dark Horse (8KY 6LU Remix) - Katy Perry Ft. Juicy J [UNRELEASED][6]

Music video appearances[edit]

  • Love Is Overrated - Shwayze
  • Reaction - Mark Rosas Ft. Chelsea Korka

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sky Blu Facebook Page". 
  2. ^ The Times of India. "American rapper Sky Blu aka LMFAO performs - Worldnews.com". Article.wn.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Randall (13 January 2012). "Critic's Notebook: LMFAO's brand of party rock uniquely American". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Barker, Monifa (2014-01-30). "THZ EXCLUSIVE: Sky Blu Of LMFAO Talks Solo Career And New Projects!". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  5. ^ "SKY BLU INTRODUCES THE WORLD TO THE PARTY PRESIDENT MOVEMENT WITH A NEW ALBUM, ONLINE TV SHOW, DIGITAL SHORTS, NEW MIXTAPE AND SEVERAL MUSIC VIDEOS". 2014-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Sky Blu - Dark Horse Remix". 2014-05-09. 

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