Last week we learned that Jay-Z signed Timbaland to his Roc Nation record label and today we learn that Jay has signed another exciting artist to his roster … Ms. Kylie Minogue! Yes, folks, the Aussie pop princess has signed a deal to release her next album(s?) on Roc Nation which only means that THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER! Kylie’s most recent albums have been released here in the US on Capitol Records and she has enjoyed marginal success. Now that she’s teamed up with Jay, it is my hope that she will enjoy the greatest success of her US career yet!
“Roc Nation would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the family.
In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam. — Roc Nation
This is … AMAZING news! I’m not sure who approached who but this is a brilliant move. I’m guessing that this deal with Roc Nation now has a bit do with Kylie parting ways with her longtime manager Terry Blamey. You may recall we learned last month that Kylie was planning on taking a hiatus from making music for a while … so it’s unclear if this Roc Nation news changes things or if she’ll still enjoy a bit of a break before her next album. I, for one, hope she will get back in the studio to release her first Roc Nation album … I have a feeling that Jay-Z is going to help Kylie reach new levels of success here in the US and around the world. This is very, very exciting news :) Yay!!!
UPDATE: Pink reader NikT22 pointed me in the direction of THIS report from Billboard magazine that offers more information about this Roc Nation deal:
The Aussie singer’s U.S. publicist confirms to Billboard that the partnership is for management services, while she is still signed to Parlophone as a recording artist … Minogue has already been added to the “Management” section of Roc Nation’s site. She joins artists ranging from Rihanna, Solange, M.I.A, Shakira and Timbaland, another recent addition, on their roster. Meanwhile, an industry source tells Billboard Minogue will release a new single “soon.” She’s been at work on a new studio album since at least the spring of 2012, as previously reported … She had been managed by Terry Blamey since her debut, and amicably parted ways with Blamey in January.
AHH, so this makes more sense. Kylie is part of the management division of Roc Nation, which makes sense now that she’s parted ways with Blamey. This news of a new single “soon” is KILLING ME right now. I’m so excited. I can’t even imagine how much Kylie can achieve with Jay-Z as her manager. Wow! I hope we will learn more concrete info soon … and that single, omg, even sooner :D0