Muni Long (Priscilla Renea), who has been reported to be one of 2022’s most hotly-sought-after artists amongst major record companies in the United States, has partnered with Def Jam Recordings through her Supergiant Records label.
The partnership was announced today (March 22) by Def Jam chairman & CEO Tunji Balogun, who personally oversaw the signing.
Co-managed by Rashad Tyler and Chris Anokute, Muni Long’s platinum breakthrough smash Hrs & Hrs has racked up over 150 million streams, peaking in the Top 5 at Apple Music, No.17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and now sitting at No.3 at Urban radio and hitting the Top 10 at Rhythm radio.
To date, Hrs and Hrs has reached No.1 across-the-board everywhere from Billboard’s R&B Streaming Songs and Emerging Artists charts, to Apple Music and iTunes’ R&B Singles charts, to Spotify’s US Viral 50, and Global Viral 50.
The video was the No.1 R&B Video at Apple Music, and Top 3 on the US Shazam Chart and over 1.3 Million TikTok videos have been created, a number that is growing daily.
Muni Long is also a 2022 Grammy-nominated writer for her work on H.E.R.’s Back of My Mind album (the track entitled Process).
Muni Long has been named to iHeart Radio’s ‘On The Verge’ program, BET Amplified Artist of the Month for April, YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, Spotify Frequency Artist, Snapchat Artist to Watch, and Amazon Breakthrough Artist of the Month.
Def Jam says that Muni Long spent a decade as “one of the best-kept behind-the-curtain secret weapons in the industry” as an in-demand songwriter with the likes of Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
The EP, Public Displays Of Affection was released November 2021 through her own record label, Supergiant Records, and immediately became a Top 10 Apple Music R&B Album.
“It has been a lifelong goal of mine to be able to bring my gifts to the world. This alignment with Tunji and Def Jam for a global takeover is a literal dream come true.”
“It has been a lifelong goal of mine to be able to bring my gifts to the world. This alignment with Tunji and Def Jam for a global takeover is a literal dream come true,” said Muni Long.
“Supergiant Records started as an idea between myself and my husband Raysean in 2019 and over the course of the next two years we would invest, hire, strategize and create.
Added Muni Long: “As our team grew, so did our success, and as a result of hours and hours of hard work and intense focus, this year we reaped a bountiful harvest.
“Many, many thanks to my partners, Rashad Tyler, Raysean Hairston, Chris Anokute and all those who contributed to this historic moment. We look forward to an incredible journey with Tunji and the Def Jam family.”
“Muni represents everything a Def Jam artist should be: bold, independent, authentic, creative, visionary, and one of a kind.”
Tunji Balogun said: “Muni represents everything a Def Jam artist should be: bold, independent, authentic, creative, visionary, and one of a kind.
“I have followed her artistry and journey very closely, from her time as a writer for some of the biggest artists in the world, to the incredible run of success she is now so deservedly enjoying.
“Muni sets the new standard for where we want to go as a label. I’m thrilled to join with her and her world-class team in this exciting partnership. With all the amazing work done by Priscilla and Raysean, Chris, Rashad and the Supergiant team, along with J.R. McKee and his MPR team – combined with the resources and passion of the Def Jam family – the sky’s the limit.”
“We couldn’t be happier for her current success.”
Rashad Tyler and Chris Anokute
Supergiant Records co-founder/co-manager Rashad Tyler and co-manager Chris Anokute, said: “We’ve both known Muni for over a decade, since the start of her music business journey as a teenager.
“So fast forward to now, through the ups and downs we’ve seen her endure, we couldn’t be happier for her current success. Let’s just say she put in her 10,000 hrs.“Music Business Worldwide