Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys to an exclusive administration deal.
Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ music – both existing songs and future works – for creative opportunities around the world.
Songwriter-artist-producer Keys has sold over 65 million records and 30m albums worldwide.
She has penned chart-topping hits including Fallin, My Boo, No One, Like You’ll Never See Me Again, You Don’t Know My Name, Empire State of Mind, and many more.
Across her six highly acclaimed studio albums, Keys has had four No.1 debuts on the Billboard 200; two No. 2 debuts; and all of her albums have topped Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Alicia Keys is also an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and an activist.
“In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world.”
Jody Gerson, UMPG
Said UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson: “At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age 14.
“We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship.
“Now, it is an honor to bring Alicia into my UMPG family.”
Added Gerson: “In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world.
“I respect her tremendously as a songwriter, producer, performer, artist, mother, businesswoman, and as a person who is in control and standing in her power.
“Our UMPG global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music.”
Picture Credit: James Bailey
Pictured [Left-Right]: Joy Murphy, Jamie Diamond, Walter Jones, Taylor Testa, Alicia Keys, UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, Sterling Simms, Marni Condro, Lillia Parsa, James Supreme
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