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Kylie Minogue signs new deal with Jay-Z's record label
Feb. 7, 2013, 7:46 AM EST
Pop star Kylie Minogue has stepped into a new era of her music career after
signing on with Jay-Z's record label.
Bing: Minogue said to be breaking from singing
The singer parted ways from her longtime manager, Terry Blamey, last month
after a partnership of more than 25 years, sparking rumors that she was winding
down her time as a recording artist.
Instead, Minogue has been confirmed as a surprise addition to the
roster at Roc Nation, the urban music-focused label owned by Jay-Z. The
Aussie singer will join the likes of Rihanna, Timbaland and M.I.A. on the
"We would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter,
actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family!" said the label,
via a statement. "In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11
studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double
album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles
worldwide, including the Grammy-winning 'Come Into My World,' and has sold more
than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we're excited to have Kylie
join the Roc fam."