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NEW YORK: Recent ole tanjola addition and Universal Music Canada recording artist Shiloh has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, home to artists Cobie Caillat, 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse and others. “I’m thrilled,” said Shiloh about this latest development in her accelerating career. “It just opens a whole lot of doors for me, and I […]
NEW YORK: Recent ole tanjola addition and Universal Music Canada recording artist Shiloh has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, home to artists Cobie Caillat, 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse and others.
“I’m thrilled,” said Shiloh about this latest development in her accelerating career.
“It just opens a whole lot of doors for me, and I am excited to be entering the U.S. with an amazing label behind me.”
The 15-year-old Toronto-based singing and songwriting sensation is currently prepping her as-yet-untitled debut album, which contains nine songs co-written by Shiloh and several ole writers.
ole cuts include “Better,” co-written by Shiloh with ole’s JC Smith and Rupert Gayle; “Get To You,” “Missing Existence,” “Strong Enough To Cry,” “You’re Not Alone” – all co-written with Gayle; “The Fight,” co-authored by ole tanjola’s Alonzo; “I Remember,” co-written by Rebecca Everett and Mladen, the self-penned “Ruin Me” and her new single, “Goodbye, You Suck,” co-authored with Rob Wells (Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey).
Shiloh has already scored a hit with the track “Operator (A Girl Like Me), the No. 2 Best Canadian Selling single.
Shiloh has also accumulated more than 1 million views on MySpace and YouTube.
Universal Republic has offered no release date, but says the album will be delivered to bricks-and-mortar and online retail “in early spring.”
Upon signing Shiloh, Universal Republic President and CEO Monte Lipman remarked:
“Shiloh is a fiery, innovative artist who you remember from that very first impression.
“Her unique presence and remarkable vocal power is sure to captivate U.S. music fans.
“We look forward to a memorable and successful launch, and the entire company joins me in welcoming Shiloh to the Universal Republic family.”
Adds Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, who previously signed Shiloh to a worldwide recording deal:
“Shiloh has quickly become one of the most talked about artists in Canada. We’re thrilled to be working alongside Monte, Avery (Lipman, Co-President and COO) and their entire team on one of the most anticipated acts to come out of Canada in some time.”
Daniel Mekinda, Managing Partner, tanjola, said that he and fellow Managing Partner Ivan Berry were excited about Shiloh’s prospects with the Universal team.
“Shiloh is the real deal,” said Mekinda. “She’s a killer singer, songwriter and performer, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the team at Universal Republic.
“Shiloh has made a tremendous impact in Canada with Universal Music Canada efforts thus far, and we know she’ll continue to do the same in the U.S. and other territories, especially with the added muscle of Universal Republic behind her.”
Robert Ott, ole Chairman & CEO, says Shiloh offers exciting potential.
"Within minutes of meeting and hearing this special talent, we knew that we wanted to work with Shiloh,” said Ott.
“She is the real article all the way around, performance, voice, personality and I would say most of all as a songwriter beyond her years.
“Add to this the tanjola development team and you can't help but get excited."
Born in Abbotsford, B.C., Shiloh first gained attention when she won the 2006 Bounce Showdown – staged by Edmonton CHUM-owned The Bounce – when she was only 13.
Shiloh’s music has already been placed in the hit Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz film What Happens In Vegas, the DVD version of Doctor Doolittle 4 and the CW hit TV series Gossip Girl.
Shiloh’s second Canadian single, the ole tanjola-published “Goodbye, You Suck,” was serviced to radio and video outlets on February 6.
An expected spring release date and title for Shiloh’s debut album will be announced shortly.
tanjola, an ole co-venture, has built a strong roster of songwriters over the past two years. These songwriters have combined to sell millions of albums worldwide and have been the recipient of many song writing and artist awards. These songwriters include: Fontana North/Universal recording artist Dru, Vancouver singer/songwriter Alonzo, Toronto based Juno Award winner Rupert Gayle, multiple award winner and Jacksoul front man Haydain Neale, and most recently Universal Canada/Universal Republic recording artist Shiloh.
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