Tiwa Savage’s label deal with Motown Records and Capitol Records, subsidiaries of Universal Music Group, UMG, has been made public following the release of her latest single ‘49-99’.
Motown/Capitol Records will serves as her US label since signing her deal international deal with Universal Music Group.
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Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records and EVP of Capitol Music Group, said, they were excited to work with Tiwa Savage, who is one of Africa’s most talented and prolific singer-songwriters of this generation.
“Tiwa Savage has been at the forefront of creating music from the continent that connects people from around the globe. It is Tiwa’s undeniable gifts, immense talent, work ethic and resilience that has prepared her for this next chapter and we at Motown are proud to be support her on this journey,” said the President.
Tiwa recently recorded ‘Keys to the Kingdom’, a song that she co-wrote for the soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift after being hand-picked to do so by Beyoncé.
The year 2018 was a remarkable year all-around for her. She was named Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards, making history as the first female to win the award.
She was handpicked by Coldplay’s Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and JAY Z live at the Global Citizen Festival to an 70,000 strong audience and millions across the globe.
Born in Lagos and formerly signed to Nigerian record label, Mavin Records, TIwa first sang back-up vocals for the late George Michael, and later graduated from the esteemed Berklee College of Music. After moving to Los Angeles, she racked up studio sessions with Frank Ocean, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Fantasia, and more.
Motown Records was home and played a major role in the careers of icons like, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and many more.
Capitol Records is current home to Jon Billion, Halsey, NF, Migos and many more.