Connell Cruise signs massive international record deal with Sony/Epic Records!

1796 days ago

That's right: our boy Connell Cruise is jetting off to the United States to record a new album and basically become an international superstar!

You might remember the pandemonium that ensued after Connell released his album 'Into the Wild' in April. It went straight to number 1 on iTunes and the #intothewild hashtag immediately trended on Twitter.

This attracted the attention of not one, but three (!) major American record companies and they contacted the David Gresham Record Company to talk about Connell's future. This meant flights to New York and loads of negotiations, ending in one of the biggest recording deals in the history of the South African music industry.

To make this fairytale even sweeter, Epic Record CEO - and music industry legend - LA Reid personally signed the deal after meeting with David Gresham Records. Connell is signed on a four album deal and now shares the same record label as the likes of Sade, Ciara and Andre 3000.

Congratulations, Connell! We're proud of you. Relive Connell's 2013 #947JoburgDay with MTN performance here:

Listen to the Breakfast Xpress interview with Connell Cruise as he breaks his big news:



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