Entertainment

Columbia signs Samantha J

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Monday, May 26, 2014    

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JUST one year after the release of her breakout hit Tight Skirt, singer Samantha J has signed a record deal with major American label Columbia Records.

The 17-year-old, who is currently on a promotional trip in North America, is upbeat about the Columbia agreement.

"I cannot express how happy I am to be a part of the Columbia Records family. The label has a rich history of developing great artistes and music. As soon as I have my exams under my belt, I can't wait to get back to producing music and most of all making Jamaica proud," Samantha J said in a media release.

The Ocho Rios-based singer won the 2014 Youth View Award for Favourite Breakout Celebrity with Tight Skirt. Her follow-up single is Hot Gal Anthem.

Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, has had a number of Jamaican acts on its roster over the years.

Previously signed to Columbia Records were Ini Kamoze, Mad Cobra, Tony Rebel and Tiger (through label affiliate Chaos Records), Super Cat and recorded for Columbia Peter Tosh, whose landmark albums Legalize it and Equal Rights were distributed by the label.

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