ICM Partners has signed singer-songwriter Cody Simpson.
The Australian artist, now 20 and residing in West Hollywood, has appeared on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list for four straight years, and his 2013 album Surfers Paradise debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. In 2014 he collaborated with Justin Bieber under the moniker JB X CS for the single “Home to Mama,” which has been streamed more than 100 million times.
Simpson has been named the United Nations Development Program’s first ocean ambassador, and he currently is working on his fourth studio album. He continues to be represented by Maverick and Hertz Lichtenstein.
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R&B artist Jeremih has signed with UTA in all areas worldwide.
Shortly after signing with Def Jam in 2009, his debut single “Birthday Sex” hit big, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, with his self-titled debut album reaching No. 6 on the Billboard 200 later that year. Other highlights include 2014 single “Don’t Tell Em,” which won the iHeartRadio award for hip-hop/R&B song of the year, and 2016’s “Planes,” which received a Grammy for best R&B performance. In 2016, ASCAP named Jeremih songwriter of the year.
In February, he released “I Think of You” featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean, the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album, Later That Night. Jeremih continues to be managed by Gwenda Starling of MIH Music Group.
An in other news, publicity firm 42West has signed:
- Keala Settle, one of the original stars of Broadway’s Waitress and a previous Tony nominee for 2013’s Hands on a Hardbody.
- Rapper Meek Mill, who was the subject of BET’s July 11 inaugural episode of docuseries On Tour With.
- R&B singer-songwriter Stella Santana, daughter of Carlos Santana.
- Pop singer Harry Hudson, best known from Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat accounts.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.