The granddaughter of Michael Jackson's hairstylist, Sky Ferreira grew up as a friend of the superstar in Los Angeles and, inspired by him, started putting her own homemade recordings up on MySpace. Spotted on the social networking site by Swedish producers Bloodshy & Avant (famed for their work on Britney Spears' hit Toxic), the then 14-year-old dropped out of school, signed a deal with Parlophone, acted in hip indie film Putty Hill and started modelling for Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Lauren. Thought of as a clean-cut, teen idol in the making by the record label, she instead earned a reputation as a wild child socialite and her pop sound proved suitably edgy and alternative in spirit on early EPs As If! (2011) and Ghost (2012). Full of 1980s synths and grungey guitars, debut album Night Time, My Time (2013) received rave reviews from Pitchfork and The New York Times, before Ferreira supported Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz World Tour.