Prince Royce’s future is at Sony… at least for the next few years…
The 23-year-old Dominican-American bachata singer-songwriter and soon-to-be La Voz Kids coach inked a contract with Sony Music Entertainment to release his next albums, the label reported this week.
“I’m very excited about this new step in my career, which will help spread my music globally. I chose Sony because we share the same passion and vision about the direction we want to take my music and my career,” said Royce.
Prince Royce reached an agreement last February with his previous record label, Top Stop Music, to settle a legal battle that erupted when h decided unilaterally to break their contract.
Once a free agent, the winner of 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards was approached by a number of labels trying to sign him, but he finally picked Sony, which is home to artists like Shakira, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
Prince Royce will launch his first Sony album in Spanish next fall. Later, as stipulated in the contract, he will record his next pop discs in English for Sony’s RCA Records label.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with such a dynamic Latin artist on his first English album,” RCA’s CEO Peter Edge, said in a statement.