Columbia signs Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly

Mumbai: Columbia Records has signed tween TV sensation Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon’s convergent mega-hit iCarly, to be a recording artist, as part of the global partnership between Nick and the Sony Music Label Group.
First up for Cosgrove is the release of iCarly iPlaylist, the eagerly awaited album that also will feature songs inspired by the popular live-action TEENick series, among other exclusive tracks from multi-platinum popular artists, including Natasha Bedingfield and Avril Lavigne. The album will be available at retail and online on 10 June.
iCarly iPlaylist will debut four original songs performed by Cosgrove, including the series’ theme song, Leave It All to Me (featuring Drake Bell), which recently charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit song currently averages a four-star rating with customers on iTunes, as well as charting on the music store’s Pop chart for 11 consecutive weeks.
The new album also will feature songs inspired by iCarly from top artists like Lavigne, Bedingfield, Good Charlotte, Sean Kingston and a brand-new, exclusive song from The Naked Brothers Band, stars of the Nick hit live-action series of the same name.
"Miranda Cosgrove is one of today’s brightest and fastest rising young stars," said Columbia Records’ Steve Barnett. "We are happy to welcome her to the Columbia Records family and very excited to be releasing iCarly iPlaylist."
"Nickelodeon is on the cutting-edge of programming for tweens and young adults," said Sony Music Label Group chairman Rob Stringer. "With iCarly, Nick has achieved a brilliant synthesis between television and the internet. Sony Music is thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon to create new ways for fans to interact with their favorite musicians, actors and media stars."
"We’ve watched Miranda essentially grow up here at Nickelodeon and this is an exciting next step she’s taking in her career," said Nickelodeon, MTV Networks Kids and Family Group president Cyma Zarghami.
iCarly iPlaylist is a product of the development and production partnership between Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and the Sony Music Label Group and the Sony BMG Commercial Music Group.

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