AMERICAN IDOL's La'Porsha Renae Will Also Receive Record Deal from 19/Big Machine Records
Billboard reveals that not only will AMERICAN IDOL Season 15 winner Trent Harmon embark on a country music career with 19/Big Machine Records, runner-up contestant La'Porsha Renae has also scored a record deal with the label.Big Machine Label Group founder and CEO Scott Borchetta tells Billboard, "Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the farewell season of American Idol, we have made the decision to sign both the winner, Trent Harmon, and runner-up, La'Porsha Renae, to exclusive recording agreements. I can't think of a better way to bring this American institution to a close. Everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, the Universal Music Group and Motown Records are so thrilled with the outcome and can't wait to get to work." As soon as the celebrations and press from last night's win quiet down, 25-year-old Harmon will head to NASHVILLE to begin work on his debut record. "We're going to make a country record with him," Borchetta told reporters Wednesday night. President of Motown and president of urban music/co-head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group Ethiopia Habtemariam will work with Renae on her album, telling Billboard, "We are extremely excited to partner with Big Machine and 19 Entertainment on such an incredible talent as La'Porsha."
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