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Seyi Shay Becomes Labelmates with Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris & More as She Signs with Island Records

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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IMG_1776Island Records, a major American record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group, has signed on Nigerian music star Seyi Shay.

The signing took place in London at the Universal Offices in South Kensington yesterday and Seyi Shay was all smiles as she inked her new deal.

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The label’s US division has artists Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Taio Cruz, the Vamps, Kiesza, Nikki Williams, Shawn Mendes, Neon Trees, Tove Lo, Avicii, Bon Jovi, Madison Beer, American Authors, and Fall Out Boy.

The UK division includes U2, Jessie J, John Newman, Enrique Iglesias, Hozier, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack, Childish Gambino, Weezer, Gotye, Disclosure, Leona Lewis, Ariana Grande, and Calvin Harris.

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13 Comments

  1. Ada

    June 24, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Wow.. A big congrats to her

  2. FasholasLover

    June 24, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations to her. It is the dream of every good artist to be recognized globally. I think Sheyi is good but poor management has hindered her from soaring l think. But shaa, l hope she and her lawyers got the best deal for her. No one wants the Good records kinda crap. All noise and fury signifying nothing and nobody gats time for 12 years a slave kinda deal.

  3. Austar

    June 24, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Guess this was the much anticipated announcement she wanted to make….. Way much better than Queen Bey’s. Congrats girl!!! Love her shoes!!

  4. bruno FIERCE

    June 24, 2015 at 10:42 am

    congratulations but girl, if u don’t have a hit song(s) or hit a album and don’t bring in enough money, they will drop u like trash.

    all these big record labels are very deadly amd brutal.

  5. Black Coffee

    June 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    All the best!

  6. prince

    June 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Good for her. lets see how it goes. Dbanj did it with GOODMUSIC. where dem dey today

  7. onetallgirl

    June 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    congrats Seyi Shay!!! I hope now that she’s with a big label she will out with more songs.

  8. polypoly

    June 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    goodluck gurl…..but a lot of people are signed to record labels tho. I know some peeps signed as writers, production engineers, etc….so what exactly did you sign with Island as? and is this a partnership thru another label, cos we wanna know all the tea….

  9. Wendy

    June 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Thats nice x but nicki is wasting her time being mad over a beautiful liar. Just move on and get married

  10. Tlae

    June 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Polypoly seriously competing to take Bruno’s place as the bitter one, bunch of sick people.mschew

    • polypoly

      June 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      hey sweetie!! I am the Queen of my own Queendom and feel no need to snatch Bruno’s tiara. I was in no way bitter with my post tho. I congratulated Sheyi Shay and asked if this was a songwriting deal or actual recording deal. If you don’t know, songwriters make $$ for every time a song is played/ performed and have control on what/ where/ how a song is used. Tiwa Savage wrote a song for Fantasia on of here albums and that was the only song that got nominated for a grammy that year. there is no shame in being a songwriter, etc…..I was just curious of what she signed as.

      hunnay, I am peace loving, so please save all ur venom for someone else. I am not sick boo, so pls quit it.

  11. Tlae

    June 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    You are sick and bitter, if u like, be queen or king in wateva bush u crawled from, it’s not just about this feature, you have been bad belleing like Bruno on every post lately. Goodluck o!

  12. Tanya

    June 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I second that! She really has to bring it else they’ll drop her faster than money disappears.

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