Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide release deal with aspiring rapper CJ.
The 23 year old artist has success with his first RIAA platinum certified single Whoopty, which hit the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time this week and also landed him at number 10 on the top R & B / Hip -Hop Songwriter- Diagram.
In January, CJ signed a recording deal with Warner Chappell’s sister company, Warner Records.
CJ started making music early, thanks to his uncle and current manager James Cruz, who has worked with Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, and 50 Cent, among others.
After releasing a number of tracks and remixes on YouTube and Soundcloud, CJ’s 2020 hit Whoopty peaked at # 10 on the Global 200 table and # 3 on the UK Singles table.
Whoopty currently has over 343 million streams worldwide and is climbing the list on both Urban and Rhythmic Radio.
He released his next single, BOP, in late January and is currently working on his EP, which will be released soon.
“CJ is a young talent who has entered the New York rap scene and is already gaining worldwide attention.”
Ryan Press, Warner Chappell Music
Ryan Press, President of Warner Chappell Music at A&R, USA, said: “CJ is a young talent who has entered the New York rap scene and is already gaining worldwide attention.
“From the moment I heard his music for the first time, I was amazed. We look forward to the trip ahead and are working closely with him, his manager James Cruz, Julian Petty and the rest of our Warner Records family. “
“Ryan Press and the Warner Chappell team want to build a career as a writer, and that’s exactly what I want to do.”
CJ added, “The moment I’ve been waiting for as a songwriter and artist is finally here.
“Ryan Press and the Warner Chappell team are about building a writing career, and that’s what I want to do.
“I am ready to use this momentum and see what we can achieve together.”
“I’ve been on this ride with CJ from the start and I know things will only get better from here with the full support of our friends at Warner.”
James Cruz, Cruz Control
James Cruz, CJ’s manager and founder / CEO of Cruz Control added, “We chose Warner Chappell and Warner Records because we wanted our label and publishing partners under one roof and to work with a team that was more like each other feels like a family.
“I’ve been on this ride with CJ from the start and I know things will only get better from here with the full support of our friends at Warner.”Music business worldwide