Billboard Announces: “Christina Perri Signs Deal with Atlantic Records”

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Christina Perri Signs Deal with Atlantic Records

Christina Perri — the singer/songwriter who gained thousands of new fans overnight when her song “Jar of Hearts” was featured on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance — has signed a deal with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com can exclusively confirm. Perri inked the deal today (July 21) to release her debut album on the major label, while Roadrunner Records will continue to promote “Jar of Hearts” at radio.

On June 30, Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” was used on So You Think You Can Dance for a contemporary piece performed by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick. The song went on to debut at No. 28 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs and No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following week, clocking 48,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“I was brought to tears,” the Philadelphia native told Billboard shortly afterwards. “A couple of days later, I was still in a dream state. I’ve never experienced anything like this. It’s been insane.”

Perri, who is the younger sister of former Shinedown lead guitarist Nick Perri, appeared on So You Think You Dance’s July 15 results show to perform the song live. “I think we’ve discovered another future superstar,” host Cat Deeley said while introducing Perri.

To read the full article at Billboard, go to: http://www.billboard.com/#/news/christina-perri-signs-deal-with-atlantic-1004105602.story

Christina Perri has had a whirlwind of a month! Less than 30 days ago, Perri was a waitress at a café in LA and then on June 30th her song “Jar of Hearts” was featured on So You Think You Can Dance. The song connected with the audience and within 24 hours she became the number one Google search, jumped into the Top 15 iTunes Pop Chart, Top 20 Overall Chart and Amazon’s Top 10 Overall Digital Singles Chart. With zero radio play, “Jar of Hearts” also charted on Billboard’s Hot 100.  Since that day, Christina Perri has been featured in USA Today (with front page tag & photo), Billboard, Entertainment Weekly (Music Mix Blog), US Weekly (Ian Drew’s in your Ear Blog), etc., her song has sold more than 164,510 downloads and she made her live performance debut on National TV on CBS The Early Show on July 10th.  She also returned to So You Think You Can Dance at the request of the show to perform her hit single “Jar of Hearts” on July 15th.  Now, Christina Perri is signed to Atlantic Records and will be working on her debut album due out later this year.

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