Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with country superstar Luke Combs. UMPG said the pact covers all of the singer's songs going forward, but declined to give any other specifics about the deal.
Combs – who was named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of 2019 – has enjoyed a steep ascent since the release of his 2017 album This One’s For You, which spawned such hit singles as “When It Rains It Pours” and “Hurricane,” both co-written by Combs. His sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last November and tallied the biggest streaming week ever for a country album, with 74 million on-demand audio streams.
That same month, the singer/songwriter logged 16 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in a single week, breaking a 22-year-old record set by Garth Brooks. This One’s for You also recently tied Shania Twain’s Come on Over for longest-running title atop the Top Country Albums chart, reigning at No. 1 for a total of 50 weeks.