Grammy Award-winner Sean Paul has signed a new recording contract with Island Records.
With two new tracks set for imminent release (Crick Neck and Trumpets), the agreement will see Island release Paul’s forthcoming albums in both the UK and the US.
Commenting on the deal, Paul said: “Island Records is an iconic label which has a proven track record of developing class acts that I have grown up listening to and loving. The fact that I can now call Island my musical home is an amazing feeling, knowing that I can trust them to help me realise my full potential as an artist. They have offered me a deal that gives me full creative control, which is all I've ever wanted, and is virtually unheard of. The vibe is natural and organic and has only left me room to take my career to a new place and higher vibration. I can't wait for my fans to hear what I have cooked up for them and I give thanks to Darcus Beese and David Massey for seeing my talent and facilitating my return home to the top of the game.”
Darcus Beese, president of Island Records, added: “I am absolutely delighted and excited that Sean Paul, one of the most consistently successful and best-loved artists across any genre of the last decade, has decided to join the Island family. Yes, Sean Paul is a multi-platinum selling artist and one of the most consistent hit-makers in the game, but every bit as importantly, he is a proper Island Records artist. We couldn’t watch him go somewhere else, and bring the goodness. We really can’t wait to get started.”
Next month, Beese will become the inaugural recipient of the European Executive of the Year Award at Music Week and A&R Worldwide’s MUSEXPO Europe conference. The award celebrates the work of an industry executive who has helped set new standards in artistic and commercial achievement across Europe over the past 12 months.
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