THE WORD | Chicago’s R&B Singer Ann Marie Inks a Deal With Interscope Records
Chicago-based R&B singer-songwriter Ann Marie, known for her hit “Secret” with YK Osiris, has signed with Interscope Records. Ann Marie took social media and provided this message and video for her fans.
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Sitting Here Just Thinking About How Far I’ve Came And This Shit Still So Surreal To Me. It’s Been A Longgg Journey And I Still Got A Lot Of Work To Do BUT BEST BELIEVE IT’S UP FROM HERE 🅿️💯 S/o GOD @interscope @barolinne @mikkeyhalsted And Everybody That Believed In Me ♥️ #TeamAnnMarie #ChicagoArtist #LLLB
Ann Marie was discovered by rapper and co-founder of City Entertainment Group Mikkey Halsted in 2017 after he met her at a G Herbo concert in Chicago.
“Management was just the best fit for Ann and me, because I wanted to be as hands-on as possible and knew she’d be huge really fast,” Halsted says.
Ann Marie is known for record
s such as Little Secret ft YK Osiris and Handle It. Ann Marie meshes ‘90s and 2000s-era R&B with contemporary sounds, in a way consistent with Ella Mai, and H.E.R., and she’s been lauded by the hip-hop and R&B press as well as Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.
According to Variety Interscope senior director of A&R Caroline “Baroline” Diaz, who also signed DaBaby, made contact early. “She’s a rare combination of singer/songwriter that speaks for a generation and whose sound is already resonating beyond her Chicago roots,” she says.
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