Cynthia Erivo Signs Major Record Deal

Published: Tuesday 18th Dec 2018 by Sam

Cynthia Erivo continues to collect wins.

In recent years, the rising star has made a seismic mark on-stage and on the big screen following critically acclaimed showings in productions such as the ‘Color Purple’ (for which she earned a Tony) and ‘Widows’ (which she starred in alongside Viola Davis).

Now, just one year after taking home her first Grammy Award, the multi-talented Brit has inked a lucrative record deal.

Details below…

Billboard reports that Erivo has singed with Universal’s Verve Records.

Home to an eclectic list of acts including Andrea Bocelli and Diana Krall.

Speaking on the partnership, Danny Bennett, president & CEO of Verve Label Group, said in a statement:

“Cynthia Erivo has a voice like no other, and we are proud to have her join the pantheon of Verve’s greatest vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone. Clearly, Cynthia has proven she is an artistic talent that is capable of accomplishing anything she puts her mind to, and we look forward to joining her on this creative journey.”

Erivo added:

“I am thrilled to be part of a label that has housed some of the greatest voices of our time. I cannot wait to begin this journey!”

The gifted star will be hitting the studio in 2019 to record her major label debut.

She’ll also be intensifying her presence on the big screen in the New Year. For, she’ll be appearing in the lead role of Harriet Tubman in the biopic ‘Harriet’ and in other flicks such as ‘Chaos Walking’ and ‘Needle In A Timestack’ with Orlando Bloom, Leslie Odom Jr, and Frida Pinto.


We’re elated for Cynthia! Her talent knows no bounds and her future grows more luminous by the day.

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  1. Generous queen December 18, 2018

    Well we can get rid of fantasia and ledesi now, kill 2 birds with one stone, she is a better and wholesome singer than SCREAMTASIA

    • DanYiel Iman December 18, 2018

      ?Actually you’re a HATER!! What Fantasia does is MAGIC & Ledisi also gives a soprano voice that many vocalist don’t have!!?

    • Sandra December 19, 2018

      Who’s we? If you want to get rid of Fantasia that’s up to you but she will remain on all of music devices. Also, some of us are capable of likening more than one artist at a time.

  2. DanYiel Iman December 18, 2018

    Wow she’s a talent and the division of tones works for her surely!!?

  3. pat December 18, 2018

    congrats…great singer….but her voice doesn’t give me recording artist. very few broadway style singers can make the transition

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  5. Generous queen December 18, 2018

    Trust and believe she will book every gig fantasia has been trying to book. That beyonce has been blocking the rb girls from, she will book every movie fantasia had a chance getting…ll welcome cynthia erivo

    • DoveLove December 19, 2018

      Why are you pressed over Fantasia? She is a Grammy Award winner with R&B hits under her belt. Career almost 15 years strong stay mad?

    • sdfdf December 19, 2018

      girl bye she will never be able to do what the queen Fantasia can do so please stop hating

    • Sandra December 19, 2018

      I’ll believe it when I see it and not by your recommendations or based on your theories

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