Bachatero Prince Royce has signed a recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment to release albums in Spanish through Sony Music Latin and in English through RCA Records. “I’m very excited about this new step in my career, which will help spread my music globally. I chose Sony because we share the same passion and vision about the direction we want to take my music and my career,” said Royce.
The 23-year-old singer-songwriter Geoffrey Royce Rojas reached great success with Sergio George’s indie label, Top Stop Music but it turned sour when George sued Royce for breach of contract. Royce filed a counterclaim which alleged that Top Stop Music did not have the rights to his recording services. Eventually the two parties settled last month and Royce became a free agent and was offered several record deals.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with such a dynamic Latin artist on his first English album. Prince Royce’s early successes have paved the way for the next generation of Latin music and we are eager to join forces with our partners Sony Music Latin to fully maximize his music and career,” said Peter Edge, CEO of RCA Records, in a statement.
“Having Prince Royce join the Sony family is a dream come true,” added Afo Verde, Chairman and CEO, Latin Region, Spain and Portugal.
Royce’s Spanish-language album is due this fall and his English language debut is scheduled for 2014.