Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal.

Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal.

The agreement covers all songs on Legend's debut album, "Get Lifted," due Dec. 28 on Getting Out Our Dreams, Kanye West's new imprint through Sony Music Label Group U.S.

Legend's deal also covers all other past and future compositions.

Legend wrote and performed on West's debut, "The College Dropout" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), which is nominated for a number of Grammy awards, including album of the year. Legend has also co-written songs with Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill.