Skye Alexandra Sweetnam (born May 5, 1988) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and music video director. Skye first entered the mainstream in 2003 with the release of her debut single "Billy S."
Over a year later, her debut album, Noise from the Basement, was released including the singles "Tangled Up in Me" and "Number One". In 2006, she was nominated for a Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. Her second album, Sound Soldier, was released in 2007.
Skye was born on May 5, 1988, to Deirdre and Greg Sweetnam. She was named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Along with her sister, Aurora, and her brother, Cam, she was born and raised in the small town of Bolton, Ontario, where she studied dancing and singing from a young age.
She began singing at the age of 5, performing for family members and friends. By her early teens she had moved on to songwriting, recording a demo with the help of a local Bolton music school, Rumball Music Studios.
Sweetnam was also a full-time Regional Arts Program student at Mayfield Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, majoring in drama. Within months of arriving at the school in Grade 9, she dropped out to pursue her career.
She also went to Allan Drive Middle School in Bolton, Ontario.