Justine Skye

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Justine Skye
Skye in 2018
Skye in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJustine Indira Skyers
Born (1995-08-24) August 24, 1995 (age 27)
New York City, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress

Justine Indira Skyers (born August 24, 1995), known professionally as Justine Skye, is an American singer. Her initial fame from Tumblr found a career in the music industry and signed with Atlantic Records at the age of 19.[1]

Early life[edit]

Justine Indira Skyers was born on August 24, 1995, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, to Jamaican parents. Her mother, Nova Perry, an entertainment lawyer,[2] is of Afro-Jamaican and Indo-Jamaican descent, and her father, Christopher Skyers, a corporate merchandiser VP,[3] is also Afro-Jamaican.[4][5] Her grandfather is politician N. Nick Perry, the United States ambassador to Jamaica.[6]


Skye began her professional singing career when she performed songs to go with the book Rules to Rock By. She is known for having made a cover of Drake's song "Headlines", receiving over two million views on YouTube.[7] In 2012, Skye released her very first mixtape, Skye High. Following the success of Skye High, her debut seven-track EP, Everyday Living, helped her land a deal with Atlantic Records in 2013. Her song "Hard Work" landed on BET's 106 & Park Top 10. She released the album Emotionally Unavailable in 2015. Not long after, her song "Collide" (featuring Tyga) was released.[1]

In October 2015, she performed at Tidal 10x20, an event created by Jay-Z, and at a Tommy Hilfiger show in Brazil. Skye has not been limited to music and made an appearance as a guest star on the final episode of House of DVF.

In 2016, she left Atlantic Records and signed to Roc Nation[8] and Republic Records. In December 2016, Skye released her EP 8 Ounces, to positive reviews.

Her debut album Ultraviolet was released on January 18, 2018. The album featured the singles "U Don't Know" (featuring Wizkid), "Back for More" (featuring Jeremih), and "Don't Think About It". The music video for "Don't Think About It" was released on December 8, the same day as the pre-order, and the song "Good Love" became available with the album pre-order.[9] The album peaked at number 16 on the R&B Album Sales chart.[10]

In June 2021, her third studio album, Space & Time, was released. The album was executively produced by Timbaland.[11][12]

In June 2023, Skye appeared in Superstar: Aaliyah, a feature-length documentary focusing on the life and career of singer and actress Aaliyah. The documentary is due to air on June 14, 2023.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

On November 19, 2018, Skye did an interview with The Breakfast Club, in which she spoke about experiencing domestic violence. On February 12, 2019, Skye identified rapper Sheck Wes as the abuser on Twitter, and shared a video of him climbing a fence at her house. He denies the allegations.[15]

In 2019, Skye dated rapper GoldLink.[16]


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums
Title Details
Space & Time
  • Released: June 25, 2021
  • Label: Nynetineth
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Details
Bare with Me (The Album)
  • Released: June 17, 2020[17]
  • Label: Nynetineth
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Dark Side
  • Released: January 31, 2023
  • Label: Nynetineth
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions



Everyday Living
  • Released: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
44 23 22
Emotionally Unavailable
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
37 14 13
8 Ounces
  • Released: December 23, 2016
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download
Bare with Me
  • Released: August 27, 2019[21]
  • Label: Nynetineth
  • Format: Digital download, streaming


List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Certifications Album
"Everyday Living" 2013 Everyday Living
"Hard Work"
(featuring Tyga)
2014 Dark Side
"Bandit" 2015 Emotionally Unavailable
"A Train"
"U Don't Know"
(featuring Wizkid)
2016 Ultraviolet
"Back for More"[23]
(featuring Jeremih)
"Don't Think About It"
"Know Myself"
(featuring Vory)
2018 Non-album singles
(featuring Arin Ray)
"Maybe" 2019 Bare with Me
"No Options" 2020 Bare with Me (The Album)
"Intruded" 2021 Space & Time
"Twisted Fantasy"
"What a Lie" 2022 Non-album single

As a featured artist[edit]

List of songs as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Beautiful Day"
(TheGoodPerry featuring Lil Yachty, Kylie Jenner, Justine Skye and Jordyn Woods)
2016 Burberry Perry
(Schoolboy Q featuring Miguel and Justine Skye)
50 Blank Face LP
"Bad Habit"[24]
(Far East Movement featuring Justine Skye and Air)
2019 TBA
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.



Year Title Role Notes
2019 How High 2 Steffi
Already Gone Keesha


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Tales Violet Episode: "Bodak Yellow"
2022–2023 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Herself Musical guest
Grown-ish Annika Recurring role (season 5)
2023 Superstar: Aaliyah Herself ABC television documentary


  1. ^ a b "Meet Justine Skye, The 19-Year-Old That Leveraged Tumblr Fame Into A Music Career". The Fader. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Justine Skye bio" (PDF). press.atlanticrecords.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Skyers named VP of corporate merchandising at Wakefern".
  4. ^ "Talking Texture With: Justine Skye".
  5. ^ "Roc Nation's New Signee, Justine Skye, Is Ready for Her Close-Up".
  6. ^ "TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Foreign Relations Committee Introducing Nick Perry As Nominee For Ambassador To Jamaica And Randi Levine As Nominee For Ambassador To Portugal". Senate.gov. February 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "Justine Skye Turns Breakups Into Bops". Elle. January 19, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  8. ^ "Roc Nation Signs Singer Justine Skye". BallerStatus.com. March 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Justine Skye: Ultraviolet review – sexually complex but forgettable R&B | R&B | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  10. ^ "Justine Skye Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Justine Skye: Space & Time". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  12. ^ "Justine Skye Drops 'Space & Time' Album f/ Justin Timberlake & Timbaland". Complex Networks. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  13. ^ Abraham, Mya (June 7, 2023). "Aaliyah To Be Commemorated In Upcoming ABC News 'Superstar' Special". Vibe. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  14. ^ Jones, Okla (June 5, 2023). "Exclusive: 'Superstar: Aaliyah' Chronicles The Life And Career Of A Beloved Artist". Essence. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  15. ^ "Justine Skye Accuses Sheck Wes of Abuse, He Denies Allegations". Billboard. February 12, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  16. ^ Tigg, FNR (June 9, 2021). "GoldLink Disses Sheck Wes on "White Walls," Announces New Album". Complex. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  17. ^ "BARE WITH ME (The Album) by Justine Skye". Apple Music. June 3, 2020. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "Justine Skye Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Justine Skye Chart History: R&B Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  20. ^ "Justine Skye Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  21. ^ "BARE WITH ME – EP by Justine Skye". Apple Music. August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  22. ^ "American certifications – Justine Skye". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  23. ^ "Back for More (feat. Jeremih) by Justine Skye on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  24. ^ "Bad Habit (feat. Justine Skye and Air) – Single by Far East Movement". iTunes Store. Apple. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 19, 2019.

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