Robert Downey Jr. In Sony Classical Deal

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23.

The set, which is not yet titled, will include eight pop ballads written by Downey, on which he sings and plays piano. The album also contains two covers: Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," which features Charlie Haden on bass, and Yes' "Your Move." Production is by Jonathan Elias and Mark Hudson.

Downey has sung in several films and TV appearances; he has also written songs that appear in the films "Too Much Sun," "Two Girls and a Guy" and "Friends and Lovers."
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