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Universal Music signs Asia’s Got Talent judge Anggun

By | Published on Wednesday 26 July 2017


Universal Music Asia has signed what it is calling a “one-of-a-kind pan-Asian” record deal with Indonesian singer-songwriter Anggun ahead of the release of her next English-language studio album.

Anggun re-located to France in the 1990s and has since enjoyed success in a number of European markets as well as her home country, releasing albums in both French and English. More recently she has judged on ‘X-Factor’ and ‘Got Talent’ shows in Indonesia, as well as on the multi-territory ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. She has worked with various labels over her career, but enjoyed a long alliance with Sony Music.

Confirming the new deal with Universal, the major’s President of Asia Pacific, George Ash, said: “Anggun is without doubt an incredibly talented artist. Throughout her career, she has been lauded not only in Asia but around the world, proven by the fact that she is the best-selling female Southeast Asian artist outside of Asia”.

He went on: “She has countless international accolades and her work on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ will lay the foundations for future generations of artists. We are very proud to be working alongside her on her much-anticipated forthcoming English album and look forward to an exciting year ahead”.

Anggun herself added: “I am so proud to partner with Universal Music Asia on this new album. The team is truly amazing and dedicated to both music and artists. I have been working very hard on my new English album, writing songs while having short breaks during my extensive tour across France and Belgium over the past few months”.

She concluded: “I’m really excited to showcase several collaborations with some of the most talented songwriters and producers I have ever met and worked with. This is probably my best album so far and I can’t wait to share it with the world”.