The world’s next pop superstar? Rosalía signs global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

Rosalía, the 26 year-old Spanish singer, songwriter and producer, is increasingly being tipped as a global breakout star by those in the know across the music business.

The artist, a multiple Latin Grammy winner, already has an impressive industry team around her, including manager Rebeca Léon – CEO of LionFish Entertainment and also manager to J.Balvin – and the act’s record label at Columbia in New York, led by CEO & Chairman Ron Perry.

Now, Rosalía has another big deal in the bag: she has inked an exclusive global co-publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The star’s musical style fuses together elements of classic Flamenco training, with urban rhythms, electronic beats – and striking pop crossover potential.

Celebrating the new deal, UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson said: “As an artist, Rosalía is totally in control and manifesting her own destiny. Beyond writing, producing and performing her own songs, she has created a new hybrid of flamenco music and is breaking cultural boundaries.

“You know greatness when you see it – when you watch Rosalía, you know she is an important voice.”

Jody Gerson, UMPG

“You know greatness when you see it – when you watch Rosalía, you know she is an important voice. She will undoubtedly have an extraordinary career and UMPG looks forward to supporting her journey.”

Said Rosalía in reply: “Quiero darle las gracias a Jody por creer y confiar en mí, como compositora es un honor haber firmado con Universal Music Publishing. Me siento muy feliz de formar parte de esta casa que cuenta con tantos artistas a los que admiro y en esta nueva etapa en mi carrera voy a dar lo mejor de mí.”

(“I want to thank Jody for believing and trusting me, as a composer it is an honor to have signed with Universal Music Publishing. I feel very happy to be part of this house that has so many artists that I admire and in this new stage in my career, I will give the best of me.”)

Following a Best New Artist Latin Grammy nomination for her 2016 debut album Los Ángeles, Rosalía then issued her second album El Mal Querer last fall to critical acclaim, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart.

She picked up two Latin Grammy 2018 awards in November for single Malamente.

The first half of 2019 has seen Rosalía duet on James Blake’s latest album. She’s also made an appearance in Pedro Almodóvar’s just released new film Dolor y Gloria, while her recent single Con Altura (with J Balvin and El Guincho), reached No.2 on YouTube’s Global Music Videos Chart and been named as one of TIME’s “10 Best Songs of 2019 (thus far).”

Following much talked-about Coachella performances, and having just dropped latest single Aute Cuture, Rosalía is now set to appear at numerous European festival dates across the summer and will return to the U.S. for a highly anticipated Lollapalooza performance in August.

[Photo credit: Arale Reartes]Music Business Worldwide

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