Charly Black continues to solidify his stance in the international market as the diamond-selling recording artist has inked a deal with Universal Music Group.
This milestone comes after the Dancehall star earned platinum and diamond plaques and hitting the 100 million mark on Spotify as well as making an appearance on the popular Wendy Williams Show.
The Jamaican deejay, who has been creating waves particularly in the Latin market, expects to make even more headway on the international market in the coming years after signing with Aftercluv Dancelab, Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s dance music imprint in November.
The singer has been making plenty headway in the Latin American market, particularly in Costa Rica, where Party Animal was declared a diamond record.
The deal came after lengthy negotiations, but Julian Jones-Griffith, Charly’s manager, is pleased with the outcome.
“It’s great to see another dancehall artiste on a major label. Universal gives us a global platform and they will plug Charly into the right partnerships and placements to push his music and brand further,” Jones-Griffith expressed.
“With Universal Music’s worldwide network of labels, there are many positive benefits this deal will bring to Charly’s career, especially streaming and radio, and hopefully, we can open some more doors for others to come through,” he added.
Luis Estrada, managing director of Universal/Aftercluv, described Charly Black as “a global hitmaker and a future icon”, and expressed an excitement at having him on board.
“We are extremely excited to have him as a member of the Aftercluv family,” Luis said.
“He’s a prolific singer-songwriter and the leader of the new generation of dancehall music, as well as a perfect reflection of what Universal/Aftercluv represents, global cultural dance music,” he added.
Charly Black’s debut album with the label is expected to be released in 2018. It’s the first of a four-album deal he signed with Universal.
Meanwhile, watch the visual for Charly Black’s smash hit “Party Animal,” featuring Luis Fonsi.
Born and raised in Rio Bueno, Trelawney, Charly Black’s charm and lush melodic sound have stolen the hearts of audiences across the Caribbean and Latin America, paving the way for Charly Black to become “The World’s Next Icon.”
His diverse pool of influence and inspiration includes the likes of Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, U2, Phil Collins, Bounty Killer, and a host of musical titans.
The Trelawny native is known for hits such a Bubble, Hoist & Wine and many more.