American Idol alum, Chris Richardson, who was a finalist on Season 6 has been signed to Young Money/Cash Money records.
Chris recently appeared on Tyga’s “Far Away”, singing the hook.
In a video announcement, Cash Money co-founder, Birdman, talks about how he discovered Chris, “You might have saw him, he started off the way we recognized his talent, on American Idol. Somebody who knew him, knew us and Josh connected us,” he said.
“Being part of this team, I’m really family-oriented so just having the camaraderie of everyone in this label is just something so special, says Chris, “I can’t even explain it. But it definitely is inspiring. Every day I come into the studio and I go until I stop, really. I’m so inspired to all my label mates.”
Cash Money is home to rappers Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay Sean, T Pain, Nicki Minaj and more. It operates as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
Watch the announcement below. For some Idol graduates, it takes a few years to catch that big break. Congratulations Chris!
Chris’s New Music Video – In The Name of Love
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Chris Richardson’s Idol Audition – A Song For You