Sky Blu (rapper)

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Sky Blu
LMFAO 2, 2011.jpg
Sky in 2011
Background information
Birth name Skyler Austen Gordy
Born (1986-08-23) August 23, 1986 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, EDM, trap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • record producer
  • DJ
  • dancer
Years active 2006–present
Labels Cherrytree, Interscope, Foo & Blu
Associated acts

Skyler Austen Gordy, (born August 23, 1986)[1] better known by his stage name Sky Blu (written 8ky 6lu),[2] is an American rapper, singer, record producer, DJ and dancer best known as one half of the musical duo LMFAO, along with his uncle Redfoo. They have two albums together,[3] 2009's Party Rock and 2011's Sorry for Party Rocking. Gordy is the grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy. He is the son of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson. He is the brother of DJ and singer Mahogany "Lox" Cheyenne Gordy.

Career[edit]

In 2006, Sky Blu teamed up with his uncle Redfoo to form LMFAO. They are known for their hit songs "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It," which were released in 2011. "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 on 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, recording artist/songwriter/Maxim model Chelsea Korka, and producer/singer/songwriter Mark Rosas. In 2013, Sky 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. In January 2014, Sky Blu introduced to the world his alter ego The Party President, with his single "Go On Girl". On December 14, Sky Blu was invited to the Miss World ceremony to perform his single "We Love Girls" with KG Superstar which was released the next month on iTunes.

Big Bad[edit]

In January 2009, Interscope Records arranged a studio session for Paradiso Girls with LMFAO where Chelsea Korka met Sky Blu. A friendship which then bloomed into a long term relationship shortly after. Chelsea was featured in many of LMFAO's music videos as Sky Blu's Love Interest [4][5][6][7] and they were very public about their affection for one another.[8][9][10][11][12] In October 2010, Chelsea and Sky Blu created BIG BAD out of their Hollywood home which is an entertainment company consisting of musicians, artists, producers, DJ's, inventors, creators, and had successful tours in America, Dominican Republic, South America, Asia, and parts of Europe.[13][14][15][16][17][18] Though, Chelsea has yet to travel to Europe.

Discography[edit]

As LMFAO[edit]

As W.E.E.D.[edit]

  • We Evolve Every Day (2012)

Solo[edit]

  • Rebel Music (2013)
  • Fxck Yeah : Chaos To Consciousness (2016)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN US Dance
"Pop Bottles"
(featuring Mark Rosas)
2013 87 25 Rebel Music
"Salud"
(featuring Reek Rude, Sensato and Wilmer Valderrama)
"Go On Girl" 2014 Non-album singles
"We Love Girls"
(featuring KG Superstar)
2015
"Fxck Yeah" Fxck Yeah: Chaos to Consciousness
"Guacamole"
(with Sensato)
2016 Anunnaki (TBA)
"Figure It Out"
(with Sensato)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

  • Drunk Off Your Love - Shwayze and Cisco featuring Sky Blu
  • I Need A Girl - BLAC featuring Sky Blu
  • Uh Oh (Came Here To Party) - Leaf featuring Sky Blu
  • Do You Love Me - Ariana Grande featuring Sky Blu
  • Tonight (I'm F***in' You) (Hyper Crush Remix) - Enrique Iglesias featuring Hyper Crush and Sky Blu
  • All Of The Time - Mark Rosas featuring Sky Blu and Shwayze
  • Small Potatoes - Mark Rosas featuring Sky Blu and Shwayze
  • Alcohol (Remix) - The Cataracs featuring Sky Blu
  • Bolt - Shwayze featuring Sky Blu
  • Perfect Gentleman - Shwayze featuring Sky Blu
  • Maldito Jumo - Juan Magan featuring Sky Blu, Sensato, Victor Magan and Reek Rude
  • Esta Noche Esta De Fiesta (Electronic Version) - J King & Maximam ft 3Ball MTY & Sky Blu

As producer[edit]

  • #SEXSONG - Big Bad
  • Boom - Mahogany Lox

Remixes[edit]

  • Dirty Horn (Talk Dirty Remix) - Jason Derulo featuring Sky Blu
  • Draft Day (8ky 6lu Remix) - Drake featuring Sky Blu
  • Happy (8ky 6lu Remix) - Pharrell Williams featuring Sky Blu
  • I Won't Go (Remix) - Adele featuring Shwayze, Sky Blu & Mark Rosas
  • Partition (Remix) - Beyoncé featuring Sky Blu

Music video appearances[edit]

  • Love Is Overrated - Shwayze
  • Reaction - Mark Rosas featuring Chelsea Korka
  • Boom - Mahogany Lox

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. ^ LMFAOVEVO (2009-11-25), LMFAO - La La La, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  5. ^ LMFAOVEVO (2012-02-22), LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  6. ^ LMFAOVEVO (2011-09-16), LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  7. ^ LMFAOVEVO (2010-07-23), LMFAO - Yes, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  8. ^ HellaGeo (2009-09-19), LMFAO f/ Chelsea of the Paradiso Girls LIVE @ Six Flags 9-11-09, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  9. ^ PopCandiesTv (2010-07-16), Sky Blu at Interscope Cherry Tree Studio in Santa Monica, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  10. ^ xxBLACKxFIRExx (2011-12-30), CHELSKY, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  11. ^ minchimurakami (2010-06-11), Lil Jon's "Crunk Rock" Album Release Party, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  12. ^ BIGBADUSUPPORT (2013-04-28), Skyler Gordy Chelsea Korka, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  13. ^ "Big Bad". Big Bad. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  14. ^ perrosky87 (2012-04-20), Sky Blu by LMFAO BBU BIG BAD UNIVERSITY Conferencia de prensa en Panama, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  15. ^ "Big Bad University". www.bandsintown.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  16. ^ Live, All-Access Hall Pass. "All-Access Hall Pass Live And Big Bad Entertainment Are Proud To Support Operation Smile". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  17. ^ Luanny Christine (2012-04-27), LMFAO - SKY BLU - Rihanna - You Da One - (BELÉM-PA) 26/04/12, retrieved 2017-03-14 
  18. ^ alcides netto (2012-05-06), Sky Blu - LMFAO | Favela Chic - Manaus 2012, retrieved 2017-03-14 

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