The deal covers her existing and future work.
Her debut album on Atlantic Records, Cuz I Love You, has sales of 17,183, according to the Official Charts Company. The singles Truth Hurts (140,981 sales) and Juice (184,041 sales) have both cracked the Top 40.
Lizzo said: “Songwriting has always been a passion of mine even before I started singing, rapping or playing the flute. Having people connect to my lyrics is one of the most rewarding things about creating music and I’m so honoured that Warner Chappell is giving me this platform to do what I love. Partnering with Ryan, Guy, Marc and the talented team at Warner Chappell is a dream because they truly understand and respect my craft. Their support means the world to me and I’m excited to be a part of the team.”
Warner Chappell Music’s co-chair and CEO, Guy Moot, said: “Lizzo is a truly original artist and songwriter, blessed with a powerhouse voice and effortless flow. She’s a leader among a new generation of talent shaping pop music, and we’re delighted she’s chosen to be with Warner Chappell.”
WCM’s president of A&R, US, Ryan Press, said: “Lizzo is unapologetically her bold, clever, creative self at all times. Her energy, honesty, and positivity are infectious, and as a songwriter, rapper & singer, she is doing things that no one else is doing.”
PHOTO: (L-R) Brandra Ringo, Sr. Dir. of Urban A&R, WCM; Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO, WCM; Lizzo, Singer/Rapper/Songwriter; Ryan Press, President of U.S. A&R, WCM; Marc Wilson, Sr. Dir. of A&R, WCM