Universal Republic Records to release Leighton Meester’s debut album


MUMBAI: Universal Republic Records has signed actress/singer-songwriter Leighton Meester, star of CW’s drama Gossip Girl, through an agreement with Time-Act Music to release her debut album this fall.

The 23 year old star has been recording the new album in Los Angeles with producers including Harvey Mason Jr., Polow Da Don and Spencer Nezey.

"Leighton Meester’s tremendous presence and spirited approach to her musical artistry is a perfect fit with her new Universal Republic home as we introduce current and new fans to this unique facet of her immense talent," said Universal Republic Records president and CEO Monte Lipman.

"Leighton brings boundless energy, focus, and a one-of-a-kind perspective to every facet of her music. We’re thrilled to be working with such a consummate artist," added Universal Republic senior vice president A&R Tom MacKay.

"I’m thrilled to be welcomed into the Universal Republic fold. Their reputation for nurturing artists combined with a willingness to break new ground makes it the ultimate environment for me to enjoy making music and explore my own creative boundaries. I look forward to a great working relationship," said Leighton.