Alicia Keys signs with Universal Music Publishing Group!
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, announce that 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has been signed to an exclusive administration deal. Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ iconic music for creative opportunities around the world.
Alicia Keys is one of the most influential and talented musicians of her time. A supremely gifted songwriter, has penned an unparalleled repertoire of chart-topping hits including Fallin, No One, Like You’ll Never See Me Again, Empire State of Mind, and many more.
Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, she has sold over 65 million records and 30 million albums worldwide, with four No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200; two No. 2 debuts; and all of her albums have topped Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
“At the beginning of her career, I was fortunate to have signed Alicia to her first music publishing deal at age 14. We shared tremendous success together over time and our relationship grew from a professional, publisher-songwriter relationship into a deep, personal friendship. In the many years I’ve known Alicia, she has risen to become of the biggest names in music and an icon in art and culture whose songs are celebrated by fans around the world. Now, it is an honor to bring Alicia into my UMPG family. Our global team looks forward to delivering outstanding creative opportunities in support of her timeless music,” says UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.