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'Boo'd Up' Singer Ella Mai Signs Sony/ATV Worldwide Publishing Deal

Ella Mai
Jonathan Mannion

Ella Mai

Sony/ATV Music announced on Wednesday (Dec. 12) that Ella Mai signed a worldwide publishing deal. Her self-titled debut album reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. 

"Ella Mai is an astonishing new talent who has rightly emerged as one of 2018’s biggest breakout artists," said Sony/ATV co-president, U.S. Rick Krim in a statement. "We are honored that she has chosen Sony/ATV as her music publisher and we cannot wait to work with her on what promises to be an outstanding career."

The singer-songwriter's breakout hit "Boo'd Up" was recently nominated for song of the year and best R&B song at the Grammys. The track peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 in July. It remained on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 16 weeks -- longer than any female artist in the chart's history.

"Ella is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge this year," added Sony/ATV svp, co-head of West Coast A&R Jennifer Knoepfle. "This is only the beginning for her and we are so excited to be her publishing partner as her star continues to rise."