Universal Music Group inks worldwide recording deal with Annie Lennox

MUMBAI: Recording artist, songwriter and musician Annie Lennox has signed with Universal Music Group (UMG) for a long-term worldwide recording agreement.

Lennox will release her brand new album, A Christmas Cornucopia, on 22 November through Island Records UK and Decca Records in the US and the rest of the world.

The album features Lennox’s unique and personal interpretations of some of her favorite Christmas carols as well as a completely new, and wonderful, original composition entitled, Universal Child.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Island Records on my upcoming recording. This album is something I’ve wanted to do for many years. It’s a true labour of love, and I feel very fortunate to be in partnership with such a cutting edge team, especially when I’m at a stage in my creativity when I want to diversify, and pursue my passion in my own individual way. I’ve never been part of a ‘mold,’ and Island is really supportive and appreciative of where I’m coming from. I want to make timeless music that people will love in many years to come…and I’d like to think that A Christmas Cornucopia is going to be of those recordings,” said Lennox.

“There are precious few artists who redefine the boundaries of popular music like Annie. And we are delighted to be part of the next exciting chapter in her already storied career,” said Universal Music Group co-CEO Lucian Grainge.

“The album Annie has recorded is timeless and inspiring, a very special showcase for her extraordinary voice. This record is just the start of what feels like a natural, and very exciting, new partnership between Annie and Island Records," added Universal Music UK chairman David Joseph.