Blake Lewis Signs with 19R/Arista and other S6 Record News

Listen to Jordin Sparks upcoming single “Tattoo” at AOL Music.

Last Friday, Jordin’s deal was announced. This Friday it’s Blake Lewis’s turn.

Blake Lewis, the beat-boxing runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of American Idol has been signed to 19 Recordings/Arista Records. He is already recording an album with producers from JR Rotem to Sean Kingston, due to be released at the end of the year.

Clive Davis says of Lewis, “Blake has a strong music sensibility and knows who he is and what his music should represent. His collaborators are all knocked out by him.”

Blake has already recorded at least 8 songs, and I’m hearing that the stuff is GREAT. Blake will release his album sometime in November.

ETA: Original press release from Arista, pulled from comments.

And in other news, Chris Sligh talks about signing with a Christian label on his blog. You can listen to some demos he’s been working on on his My Space.

I’ll have more on Chris and Jordin’s tunes later today…

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