skylar grey lama Skylar Grey performs for the Dalai Lama in Washington, DC

If the Dalai Lama had an iPod, we can’t imagine it would include anything from Diddy Dirty Money, but that didn’t stop the Kalachakra for World Peace event from tapping “I’m Coming Home” vocalist Skylar Grey from singing for his holiness during his recent visit to Washington, DC.

The Washington Post reports 20,000 people turned out to the event at the National Mall, which saw Whoopi Golberg emcee, the Dalai Lama speak and Grey singing her popular tune.

Quite the honor for an artist whose first solo album hasn’t even been released yet. (“Invinsible” drops Fall 2011.)

For now, you can watch the Diddy-less performance from the July 9 event:

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell