Christina Perri -- the singer/songwriter who gained thousands of new fans overnight when her song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" -- has signed a deal with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com can exclusively confirm. Perri inked the deal today (July 21) to release her debut album on the major label, while Roadrunner Records will continue to promote "Jar of Hearts" at radio.
On June 30, Perri's "Jar of Hearts" was used on "So You Think You Can Dance" for a contemporary piece performed by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick. The song went on to debut at No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs and No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following week, clocking 48,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"I was brought to tears," the Philadelphia native told Billboard shortly afterwards. "A couple of days later, I was still in a dream state. I've never experienced anything like this. It's been insane."
Perri, who is the younger sister of former Shinedown lead guitarist Nick Perri, appeared on "So You Think You Dance's" July 15 results show to perform the song live. "I think we've discovered another future superstar," host Cat Deeley said while introducing Perri.