Sony Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with groundbreaking artist, songwriter and producer The Kid LAROI.
Sydney’s Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, also known as The Kid LAROI, has released hits including Let Her Go, Diva ft. Lil Tecca, Go ft. Juice WRLD and Without You, which are currently number 2 on the UK’s official singles chart.
The announcement of the signing of The Kid LAROI follows the rebranding of Sony Music Publishing from its former name Sony / ATV a few weeks ago.
In just over a few months, The Kid LAROI’s 2020 debut mixtape F * ck Love hit # 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
LAROI also made history this month as the youngest solo artist to ever hit number 1 on the Australian ARIA charts with his deluxe mixtape F * ck Love (Savage).
The kid LAROI started his music career at the age of 13 and his debut EP, 14 with a Dream, was released independently in 2018 when he was only 14 years old.
In the same year he gained national attention as a finalist in the Triple J Unearthed competition and landed a place on his tour of Australia for the American rapper Juice WRLD.
The two musicians became friends, with Juice supporting WRLD LAROI as a mentor in the music industry.
Since then, LAROI has won awards including multiple RIAA gold and platinum certifications, as well as three ARIA nominations for best male artist, groundbreaking artist, and best hip-hop publication.
“What The Kid LAROI has already achieved as a songwriter is extraordinary. He’s such an incredible talent that deserves this moment. “
Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Publishing, said, “What The Kid LAROI has achieved as a songwriter is extraordinary. He’s such an incredible talent that deserves this moment.
“As he continues to make his name, Sony Music Publishing will fully support his career development and creative vision, and provide even more opportunities to distinguish himself.”
“The signing of The Kid LAROI heralds an important new era for Sony Music Publishing.”
Adrian Nunez, Sony Music Publishing
Adrian Nunez, VP Creative, Sony Music Publishing added, “The signing of The Kid LAROI heralds an important new era for Sony Music Publishing.
“LAROI is an international talent representing the next generation of legendary superstars and we look forward to supporting his future as a songwriter.”
“To be part of the writing family at Sony Music Publishing, home to many of my idols and so many legends, is an honor.”
The child LAROI
Child LAROI said, “I am subscribing to Sony Music Publishing this week and I feel blessed.
“If there is just one person out there connected to my journey and my life experiences through my music, I have achieved what I set out to do and it is a privilege to have the fans to share the upcoming journey with.
“It is an honor to be part of the writing family at Sony Music Publishing, where many of my idols and so many legends have their home.
“I am excited about the future and, at the age of 17 and from Australia, I have won the trust of the best industry professionals in the industry. Many thanks to Big Jon and the SMP team for this wonderful opportunity. “Music business worldwide