At the age of 12, Skye Sweetnam attended a singing camp called Popstars in Canada. The first track she sang over was Britney Spears' "Stronger." Now, three years later, Sweetnam is touring Europe with Britney, and on June 22 she'll return to North America with Spears to play the second leg of her tour.
"It's pretty amazing when I think about it," Skye said on her Web site. "She's a real sweetheart, [but] I have to admit I was a little star-struck."
As much as she likes Britney, Sweetnam doesn't plan to be a tour tag-along forever. Her debut album, Noise From the Basement, comes out August 10, and the track "Imaginary Superstar" has been slated for the soundtrack to the film "Sleepover," which stars Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") and hits theaters July 9. In addition, Sweetnam's track "Number One" will be featured in TV ads for the WNBA starting this month. Her song "Billy S" appeared on last summer's "How to Deal" soundtrack, and she recorded the theme song for the TV show "Radio Free Roscoe."
The first single from Noise From the Basement, "Tangled Up in Me," is now for sale online and will be sent to radio in the coming weeks. Director Jake Nava (Usher, Kylie Minogue) shot a video for the song this month in Los Angeles. In the clip, Sweetnam is depicted goofing around at locations where teenagers sometimes hang out: a playground, a public restroom and a swimming pool.
"One scene we filmed in a supermarket," Sweetnam wrote on her site. "The funny part was people could still come into the store and buy things while we were filming. One scene took place where I was sitting on some pork chops in the meat section. Between takes, this cute old lady, oblivious to what was going on, said to me, 'Don't sit on the meats, it's not nice.' I guess she didn't realize it was a video shoot."
For more on Skye Sweetnam, check out the feature "Don't Call Me Avril."