Rihanna has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, covering the pop superstar’s entire songwriting catalog plus future works, it was announced Monday. The agreement includes her Hot 100 top 10s “Love on the Brain” and “Needed Me,” as well as No. 1s “Rude Boy” and “Work,” her multi-platinum collaboration with Drake.
The Barbadian singer, who was previously signed to Warner Chappell, is the first superstar to follow executive Jon Platt to Sony/ATV since he took over as chairman/CEO in April. Platt had run Warner Chappell from 2015 through 2018.
“I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career,” said Platt in announcing the news. “Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna’s position as one of the biggest icons in the world. It is an honor to be reunited with her at Sony/ATV.”