After much speculation, it has finally been confirmed – Nicole Scherzinger has signed with Sony Music.
Details on the singer’s major new deal and forthcoming album after the jump…
In a statement released by the performer’s press team moments, ago rumours of her departure from former recording home Interscope were confirmed.
Scherzinger has now shuffled over to Sony’s RCA Records, where she has signed a multi-album contract.
Fans of the star, who appeared on two seasons of The X Factor UK without pushing new music (the reasons for which now make sense), will be rewarded for their patience this Summer. For, it has been revealed that that is when the lead single from the diva’s new album will arrive.
And while details about the project had been shroud in secrecy, today also brought with it confirmation that hitmakers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart are taking the helm of the LP, serving as executive producers.
Speaking about his new acquisition, RCA Records president Colin Barlow gushed:
“We are delighted that Nicole has joined the Sony family. She truly is one of the greatest singers in the world and we are very excited by the record she is currently making”.
The as-yet-untitled set serves as Scheringer’s second, following 2011’s ‘Killer Love’. Although, for many, it’s her third, given the slew of singles released in 2008 from the infamous ‘Her Name Is Nicole’ sessions. As widely reported, the LP never hit stores and she returned to the Pussycat Dolls.
Still, apples and oranges, ay?
Given the length and breadth of Nicole’s talent, we’re eager to hear what she’s been cooking up. Having Dream & Tricky attached is an immediate win and points perhaps to a more Urban/Pop lean. Here’s it’s third time lucky for Nicole.
Editor’s Note: As at writing, it’s not yet been ascertained whether Scherzinger is signed by way of the UK label (which will distribute globally) or whether, like Pharrell Williams’ recent Sony deal, she is jointly signed in the UK and US to different labels under the Sony umbrella. What is certain, though, is that she is coming in a major way.