Contemporary singer-songwriter RAYE has renewed her publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. She first signed to the publisher in 2016 and the deal encompasses both her catalog and future recordings.
RAYE’s debut solo album My 21st Century Blues was released in February and reached the #2 spot on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. The album received universal critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the 2023 Mercury Prize.
The album features the single “Escapism ft. 070 Shake,” which was RAYE’s first UK #1 single and has amassed over one billion streams to date. My 21st Century Blues also topped the charts in Ireland and Denmark, as well as reaching the Top 10 in 24 countries and #1 on Spotify’s Top Album chart.
“I’m very grateful to the Warner Chappell family for supporting me as a songwriter and I’m looking forward to us beginning another chapter together,” adds RAYE about the publishing deal extension.
“I’m over the moon to get the opportunity to continue working with RAYE,” adds Amber Davis, SVP, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK. “She’s an unparalleled global songwriter and performer and I genuinely believe we’re still only at the beginning of her story and she’s going to continue to go from strength to strength.”
“RAYE is a true original. She writes from the heart and pours herself into every performance,” adds Guy Moot, Co-Chair & CEO of Warner Chappell Music. “We’re delighted that she’s placed her faith in us again and look forward to supporting her creative genius in the years ahead.”
RAYE has been performing My 21st Century Blues as direct support for SZA, Kali Uchis, and Lewis Capaldi’s respective sold-out 2023 world tours across North America, Europe, and the UK. From September 2023, RAYE will commence the second installment of her world tour with 45 dates across North America, Europe, the UK, and Australia.