With the New Year nigh, Fantasia is making major career changes.
Fresh from rocking the 2015 Soul Train Awards, the singer has announced that she has inked a new management deal.
The 31-year-old, whose career had been shepherded by Brian Dickens for much of her post-American Idol tenure, revealed that she has joined the Primary Wave Entertainment roster – home to the likes of Cee-Lo Green and Gabrielle Union.
Speaking on recruiting the powerhouse, her new co-managers Steven Greener and Tom Maffei say they vow to “grow Fantasia’s brand within the music industry as well as film/TV space.” They said in a statement:
“We have been following Fantasia’s career for quite a long time and it’s a real pleasure to be working with such a gifted artist. She has one of the finest voices of our generation and we are honored to have her join the Primary Wave family.
The ‘Lose To Win’ singer added:
“I am humbled and excited about what this new partnership with Primary Wave represents. I have been blessed to continue doing what I love to do for 12 years. This journey has not always been easy, but my fight to continue singing has molded me into the woman that I am. My Rock Soul fans have shared every up and down with me. We have laughed together and we have cried together. If I know them like I believe I do, they know that this is a new journey for us all. Change had to come, and this one in particular feels Oh So Good! It’s time!!”
Still signed to RCA Records, the star is currently in the studio working on a new album – the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Side Effects of You’. The said LP is due next year.
On the immediate agenda for Ms. Barrino? A performance slot at the SINATRA: Voice for a Century concert gala on December 3rd, 2015 in NYC. The Grammy affiliated event, which is a Frank Sinatra tribute to celebrate the legend’s 100th Birthday, will also include performances by Christina Aguilera, Sting, among others and airs December 18th on PBS.
What’s more, the Charlotte native will also return to Idol for its final season early next year, making a number of guest appearances and performances.
Needless to say, the revitalised Team Barrino are off to a flying start!