AUSTRALIA (CelebrityAccess) – Multi-platinum, ARIA Award-winning hip-hop artist Illy has signed a global deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
The Melbourne rapper’s most recent album, Two Degrees, which was released via Warner Music, debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in late 2016 and delivered two Top 20 hits in “Papercuts” featuring Vera Blue and “Catch 22” featuring Anne-Marie.
Commenting on the signing, Denis Handlin, chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment said in a statement: “I have been following Illy’s career from the very beginning and I am now thrilled that he has joined the Sony Music family. Illy has continued to evolve as an incredibly talented, compelling and authentic artist, who always reinvents and challenges himself so that he is constantly pushing boundaries with his music. We are very excited to be working with him in the next phase of his cutting edge career.”
Illy (real name Alasdair Murray) added: “My life has been through a lot of change in the last year, and all of it has pushed me to be my best creatively. I knew from the first meeting with Denis and his team, that Sony Music was the best place for me and my music, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Illy is currently managed by Nick Yates at UNIFIED Music Group. His sixth LP is scheduled for release in 2019.