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Sony Music Publishing signs The Kid LAROI to global deal – Music Business Worldwide

Sony Music Publishing has signed breakthrough artist, songwriter, and producer The Kid LAROI to a worldwide deal.


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Sydney’s Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, aka The Kid LAROI, has launched hits together with Let Her Go, Diva ft. Lil Tecca, Go ft. Juice WRLD, and Without You, which at the moment sits at No.2 on the UK Official Singles Chart.

The announcement about The Kid LAROI’s signing follows Sony Music Publishing’s rebrand from its former title of Sony/ATV a few weeks in the past.

In simply over a number of months, The Kid LAROI’s 2020 debut mixtape F*ck Love has reached No.3 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

LAROI additionally made historical past this month because the youngest solo artist ever to attain No.1 on the Australian ARIA Charts, along with his deluxe version mixtape F*ck Love (Savage).

The Kid LAROI started his music profession performing on the age of 13, and his debut EP, 14 with a Dream, was launched independently in 2018 when he was solely 14 years previous.

That identical 12 months, he earned nationwide consideration as a finalist on the Triple J Unearthed competitors and landed a spot opening for American rapper Juice WRLD on his Australian tour.

The two musicians struck up a friendship, with Juice WRLD serving to to mentor LAROI within the music trade.

Since then, LAROI has earned accolades together with a number of RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications and three ARIA award nominations for Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist, and Best Hip-Hop Release.

Jon Platt, Sony

“What The Kid LAROI has already achieved as a songwriter is exceptional. He is such an incredible talent, who is deserving of this moment.”

Jon Platt

Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO Jon Platt, mentioned: “What The Kid LAROI has already achieved as a songwriter is exceptional. He is such an incredible talent, who is deserving of this moment.

“As he continues to make his mark, Sony Music Publishing will fully support his career development and creative vision with even more opportunities to excel.”

“The signing of The Kid LAROI signals an important new era for Sony Music Publishing.”

Adrian Nunez, Sony Music Publishing 

Sony Music Publishing VP, Creative, Adrian Nunez added: “The signing of The Kid LAROI signals an important new era for Sony Music Publishing.

“LAROI is an international talent that represents the next generation of iconic superstars, and we’re excited to support his future as a songwriter.”

“To be a member of the writing family at Sony Music Publishing, where many of my idols and so many legends have their home is an honor.”

The Kid LAROI

The Kid LAROI mentioned: “Signing with Sony Music Publishing this week, and I feel blessed.

“If just one person out there connects with my journey and life experiences through my music, then I have achieved what I set out to do, and it is a privilege to have the fans that I have to share the journey ahead with me.

“To be a member of the writing family at Sony Music Publishing, where many of my idols and so many legends have their home is an honor.

“I am excited at what the future holds and to have gained the faith of the best industry professionals in the business at the age of 17 and coming from Australia. Thank you to Big Jon and the SMP team for this wonderful opportunity.”Music Business Worldwide

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