Shirley Bassey Inks Deal With Decca
Universal Music Group's Decca Records has signed Dame Shirley Bassey to a worldwide recording deal, Billboard.com has learned.Universal Music Group's Decca Records has signed Dame Shirley Bassey to a worldwide recording deal, Billboard.com has learned. The agreement covers the veteran pop diva's current album, "Get the Party Started," excluding the United Kingdom.
That set was released in the U.K. through independent Lock Stock and Barrel Records on June 25. Decca will also give worldwide release to Bassey's next album, which is understood to feature theme songs from the James Bond movies.
Bassey, 70, is famed for her renditions of "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever," and "Moonraker," respectively the theme songs for the 1964, 1971 and 1979 James Bond movies of the same name.
After the rousing reception she received at this year's Glastonbury Festival, where she showcased "Get the Party Started," Bassey saw a boost in sales of other recordings. Her "This is My Life -- Greatest Hits" saw sales jump 79% immediately after the event.
Throughout her career, Bassey has worked with EMI, Sony Music, Polygram, and United Artists, among other labels.