BMG Music Publishing Ltd. in the United Kingdom has acquired the song catalog of British R&B singer Beverley Knight from publishing firm Minaret Music Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.

BMG Music Publishing Ltd. in the United Kingdom has acquired the song catalog of British R&B singer Beverley Knight from publishing firm Minaret Music Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.

The catalog contains roughly 80 songs, including all 10 of Knight's top-40 U.K. hits.

Copyrights acquired in the deal include "Come As You Are" and "Not Too Late for Love" from Knight's fourth and most recent album, "Affirmation" (Parlophone/EMI), which bowed at No. 11 on the U.K. albums chart in July.

Knight is due to kick off an eight-date tour of the United Kingdom on Nov. 11 at Warwick University.