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Feid Inks Global Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group: Exclusive

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Feid has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard can exclusively reveal today (March 2).

The Colombian singer-songwriter, born Salomon Villada Hoyos, has a catalog of nearly 200 songs and has collaborated with some of Latin music’s biggest artists, including Anitta, De La Ghetto, Greeicy, Lali, Manuel Turizo, Pedro Capó, Piso 21, Sebastián Yatra, Tainy, Thalía, Ximena Xariñana, and Zion & Lennox.

"We are so proud to have supported Feid from the beginning," said Alexandra Lioutikoff, UMPG President for Latin America and US Latin, in a statement. "To have witnessed his prolific songwriter output, and his rise from a go-to songwriter for various artists to successful solo artist simply evidences his admirable work ethic. UMPG is the best home for this exciting partnership."

Feid added, "They’ve always shown me love and have introduced me to new producers who have been crucial for the development of my career. I'm going to keep pushing harder and writing so many more songs to become a better artist, producer, and songwriter."

Born in Medellin, Feid kicked off his career composing for other artists as a member of the collective Icon Music/Dynasty Publishing, including J Balvin's "Ginza" and CNCO’s "Mamita."

As an artist, he’s known for hits such as his J Balvin-assisted “Que Raro,” “Boraxxa” with Manuel Turizo, and “Porfa” with fellow UMPG collaborator Justin Quiles. The star-studded remix with Balvin, Maluma, Nicky Jam, and Sech entered various Billboard charts and peaked No. 1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay on Aug. 29, 2020.

Feid has received three Latin Grammy nominations: best urban music album for 19 (2019) and FERXXO (VOL 1: M.O.R.) (2020), as well as best reggaeton performance in 2020 for "Porfa."

"Feid is a joy to work with, always happy to attend our song camps and open to collaborating with artists from Latin America and Europe," adds Ana Rosa Santiago, vp creative, Latin America and US Latin. "He’s always creating, bringing harmony to the mix, and we look forward to supporting his continuing success."

Currently, he's making the rounds with his single “14 de Febrero” and will release new track “Purrito Apa” on March 12.