Atlantic Records UK has signed DJ and producer, Joel Corry to a long-term artist deal.
The news follows the success of Joel Corry’s UK No.1 single Head & Heart feat. MNEK, which has spent five consecutive weeks at No.1, making it the longest-running continuous No.1 of the year so far.
Corry’s last three singles Sorry, Lonely and Head & Heart have accumulated more than 2.7 million worldwide sales to date.
Last April, Atlantic licensed Corry’s breakout single Sorry which broke the record for the most Shazamed track in one 24-hour period with more than 41,000 tags.
Soon after, the song rocketed up the UK charts after a sync placement on ITV 2’s Love Island, eventually peaking at No.6.
Corry’s second single under Atlantic, Lonely, was released at the start of 2020 and climbed to No.4 in the OCC – the track also broke into the Top 10 in four other countries.
Corry was originally signed in 2018 to Perfect Havoc, which is affiliated with Warner Music’s ADA.
Achieving two platinum singles in a little over a year, last month he scored his first-ever UK No.1 with Head and Heart feat. MNEK, which has spent five weeks at the top of the UK’s Official Singles Chart.
Atlantic will continue to work with Perfect Havoc on Corry’s next two singles.
“We are delighted to welcome Joel to the Atlantic roster. He is a hugely exciting breakthrough act who is enjoying amazing success at the moment.”
Briony Turner, Atlantic Records UK
Briony Turner, Co-President, Atlantic Records UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Joel to the Atlantic roster. He is a hugely exciting breakthrough act who is enjoying amazing success at the moment.
“I would like to congratulate Kevin Christian-Blair on this fantastic signing and Charlie, Michael, Neil and George at Tileyard Music for the brilliant job they are doing: we couldn’t be more thrilled that Joel has signed to a long-term deal.”
“Joel has become one of 2020’s biggest success stories off the back of a string of hit singles.”
Ed Howard, Co-President, Atlantic Records UK
Ed Howard, Co-President, Atlantic Records UK, added: “Joel has become one of 2020’s biggest success stories off the back of a string of hit singles, including the UK No.1 Head & Heart, which is testament both to his undeniable artistry and work-ethic and to the label’s passion for developing and breaking artists, even in the challenging circumstances that we find ourselves in.
“I’d like in particular to shout out the amazing job done by Adam Griffin and Rob Davies at Perfect Havoc over the past two years.”Music Business Worldwide