Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Latin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosalía to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing deal, the company announced Tuesday (June 4).
In a press release announcing the deal, UMPG praised Rosalía as “Latin Music’s breakout artist of the year and a fast-rising global crossover success.” She is known for fusing classic flamenco music with modern trap and R&B beats.
“As an artist, Rosalía is totally in control and manifesting her own destiny,” said UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson in a statement. “Beyond writing, producing and performing her own songs, she has created a new hybrid of flamenco music and is breaking cultural boundaries. You know greatness when you see it – when you watch Rosalía, you know she is an important voice.”
“I want to thank Jody for believing and trusting me, as a composer it is an honor to have signed with Universal Music Publishing,” added Rosalía in a statement translated from her native Spanish. “I feel very happy to be part of this house that has so many artists that I admire and in this new stage in my career, I will give the best of me.”
Hailing from Barcelona, Rosalía has released two studio albums: 2017’s Los ángeles and last year’s El mal querer. The latter album received rave reviews from critics and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart. In 2018, she received a total of five Latin Grammy nominations and won two, for best urban fusion/performance and best alternative song.
The UMPG deal is for her full catalog including futures, but excluding the works on her first album, Los Angeles.
This year, Rosalía has continued making waves with a well-received Coachella set, her acting debut in the Pedro Almodóvar film Dolor y Gloria and her collaborative single “Con Altura” with J Balvin. In addition to several European festival dates, she’s slated to perform at Lollapalooza in August.
“My family always asks me, ‘Rosalía, when are you going to stop?’” she told Billboard in an interview last year. “And I say, ‘I’m never going to stop. I’m going to just keep recording and enjoying this moment.’”