Lil Rounds Signed to Bungalow Records

Lil Rounds is back! And she’s got some good news. It’s not official yet, but it looks like Lil is signed to Bungalow Records.

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In a series of tweets today (her first in a month) she hints at the good news:

OMG!! I’m so sorry it has taken me soooo long to tweet but i have some BIG news about to come out nxt mnth!! And that’s why your girl has been away for so long but I’m going to def try to keep you posted as much as possible!!

Hello fellow tweeters..I have some exciting news my new website is on the way and if you wld like to check it out its MYLILROUNDS.com

The website, MyLilRounds.com sports the Bungalow Records logo at the bottom.   Bungalow, under the Universal umbrella, also released the first and only album by Season 2 contestant (and alleged Paula Abdul boy-toy) Corey Clark.

Hopefully, Lil won’t have to resort to selling her album out of the trunk of her car like Corey did!

Congrats Lil!

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61 Comments

  1. Dear God,
    Thank you for making this insane photo happen.
    Love, me.
    In all seriousness, though, congrats to Lil. I loved her on tour.

  2. Gratz Lil! I liked her at first on AI then she became less confident and her performances suffered because of it. However I’m still a fan and hope her album reflects who she is… Mary J. Blige direction Lil but putting your own stamp on it.

    Lil’s hot in that pic.

  3. whoa, that’s not the direction i imagined her to go in.

    i have a feeling nobody will care when the album comes out. i wish her the best though!

  4. Wow, those are some nice……boobs……shorts!

    Congrats to Ms. Rounds. I will be interested to see what kind of music she comes up with. I thought the raw material was there. Maybe outside of the scope of competition she will thrive. She’s also quite attractive, that is gonna help, for sure.

  5. lol abbysee. Congrats to Lil. It’s great to see so many of the top 10 getting deals.

  6. If she had dressed like this on the show, she would have made it at least to 3rd. Did she learn NOTHING from Syesha??

    So, this makes 6 signed Idols from this season. Wow!

  7. Yowza! Doesn’t look like a mother of three at all. Beautiful lady.
    Li definately has something and that’s the reason the judges were pushing her. Panick got the most part of her, just like many of the top 13.
    Those who were tough like Kris, Adam and Allison were able to pull through.

  8. WoW! Not to take anything away from Lil but if she can get signed… WTF about Matt Giroud??? this is insane! he is soooo waaaaaay better than Lil or Megan!! He so is the piano rocker, crooner, soul singer!

  9. Woah. I mean WOAH. The first thing that popped into my head was “Apple bottomed jeans, boots with the fur…”

  10. LOL Jim. Lil is one hot mama in that photo.

    And, ha! I think it was the Season 5 tour (right?) where I saw Cory Clark selling his cd’s out of his van in Tampa LMAO.

  11. oh come onnnnnnn. that picture is not necessary. Congrats. Bungalow, eh?

    Anoop you better get on iittttt. Lil signed before you?? stop being picky. or.. no, keep being picky, but hurry up and pick something.

  12. Congats to Lil. Another Memphis entertainer on the map. You have the Memphis music roots and the talent to back it up. Great News.

  13. I am happy for her but….. Waaaooooosa!!!! I just about lost my breast breath. Oops. Thank goodness she did not show up at the AMA’s like this ABC would have banned her from any GMA performance ….oh wait she is a straight female. Never mind. Anyway great for her and I agree with someone up thread nerves got the best of her on Idol I think she will be great in R&B.

  14. Congrats to Lil!

    But hello, what about Anoop and Matt?!

    alison~I agree about Anoop. I don’t think he’s willing to just settle for anything, which is a good thing.

  15. I voted her best makeover of Season 8 and that was before I saw this picture! lol.

    Congrats to Lil. She’s got babies to support and, by all accounts, she’s a sweet person. I’m thrilled for her.

  16. Here’s a list of Bungalo (no “w”) Records’ artists, from Wikipedia:

    Current

    * Remedy
    * La Toya Jackson
    * Chino XL
    * Mannie Fresh
    * Rodney Jerkins
    * K-Ci
    * Heavy D
    * Boondock
    * Patti Labelle
    * Carl Thomas
    * Agnes Chan
    * IQ
    * Young Life
    * Big Gov
    * Glory
    * Rome

    Former

    * Bizzy Bone with iMG Recordings
    * Kurupt
    * Mack 10
    * Sway & Tech
    * Suga Free

    I wonder why they didn’t list Corey Clark under “Former”?

  17. Well DAMN girl! Those things look like they need their own record deal. LOL.

    Congrats to Lil!

  18. You go girl! I was always asking about Lil on here but no one ever replied. She was kinda like “The Forgotten Idol.” Even in concert reviews almost nothing was said about her except she did a good job with Put a Ring On It.

  19. Lil was always beautiful and curvy. Girl’s got it all! Love the return to the short haircut too! Loved Lil’s AI audition best of all the auditions televised. Hope her label takes her in that bluesy direction, suits her well. Does Bungalo rep any new-ish successful-ish artists? I’m reading Patti LaBelle, LaToya Jackson, Heavy D, and thinking that’d have been a great roster 15+ years ago…

  20. Who’s Lil?! Oh yeah I so forgot all about her! BTW – that picture of her is astonishingly awful. She looks like she’s posing for a hooker photoshoot.

  21. I followed Lil on twitter as well as all the others. She didn’t tweet for about a month–up until a few days ago. So I’m glad to hear this news.

    It’s a good photo, although a bit much IMO. She is a good-looking woman.

    Hopefully things will go well for her. She lives in a good location.

    Also wanted to say that I thought Lil did a really beautiful job of “Surrender” on the Idol Season 8 CD. I put it on repeat, crank it up, and just enjoy. I like that type of music.

    Best to Lil!!!!

  22. She is a sweet person. I got to meet her on tour. I wish her all the best! (That’s a fantastic pic of her!)

  23. Holy breasts, who are the other 4 who aren’t signed? Anoop, Matt….. uhh, I’m missing a few lol. But 6 seems like a really good, somewhat surprising number given how much people seemed to dislike this season.

    This is good for Lil, I was one of her fans early on but then she started going sour like milk (which comes out of breasts lol pun). I could listen to her album at Hooters. Or when I’m eating melons for a healthy snack. Or when I’m watching Drake & Josh and Megan calls them “boobs”. Or when I order oven-roasted chicken breast, my favorite sandwich, at the local Subway. *is hit with a tomato in the face and people booing*

    But in all seriousness, I always thought she had potential and a great voice, she was my very first favorite this season and I wanted to see her be the one to beat Adam and Danny. I loved her on tour (though I do agree with the critics that she did lack originality). I have a feeling if she comes up with something original, she could be a big hit. I love the Mary J. Blige/Keyshia Cole vibe she gave early on, those are two of my favorite R&B singers. I also met her on the tour signing autographs and she seemed like such a sweet person, we so sang Single Ladies together until I forgot the words. Such a wonderful moment that was.

    Go Lil!

  24. Good for Lil. I love her haircut. I remember when the season first started, I thought she would be one of those to beat. I believe they featured her in some of the commercials for season 8. She can sing for sure.

  25. Does Bungalo rep any new-ish successful-ish artists? I’m reading Patti LaBelle, LaToya Jackson, Heavy D, and thinking that’d have been a great roster 15+ years ago’ ¦

    I’m not sure what Bungalo’s relationship is with Patti LaBelle (whose name they misspell on their site, lol), or at least with some release that Patti appears on.

    Seemed doubtful to me so I looked it up. Patti’s website and Def Jam records’ site both say she is with Def Jam, much bigger label (Ne-Yo, Rihanna among others). http://www.islanddefjam.com/artists/default.aspx?labelID=74
    The link at Bungalo for Patti has a picture of a gospel album that shows up in listings elsewhere as under Universal Recordings. Maybe Bungalo has some relationship for that one album, although that same album is also listed under Def Jam’s entries for Patti. Not sure what that means.

  26. Bungalo seems to have a lot of UAC types. I think Lil could fit well there, though that picture makes it seem like they are going straight for Urban…

  27. Congratulations to Lil .. although that pic is a bit “reader’s wives”

  28. That picture is so NSFW!

    Especially if you teach in an elementary school like me ! lol

  29. MyLilRounds.com? Awe-some!

    That’s quite the basic website and biography. They seem to be fond of wikipedia, but really, who isn’t?

    And what is Lil thinking as she contemplatively gnaws away at her fingernail?
    1) How many Idol judges does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    2) What can we do to end world hunger?
    3) Should I unbutton one more button on my tank *or* roll up my shorts one more time?
    4) Would Adam Lambert make out with me on tv, and if so, would it be good or bad for my career?

    (#signmattgiraud + #signanoop 4-evah!)

  30. And what is Lil thinking as she contemplatively gnaws away at her fingernail?
    1) How many Idol judges does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    2) What can we do to end world hunger?
    3) Should I unbutton one more button on my tank *or* roll up my shorts one more time?
    4) Would Adam Lambert make out with me on tv, and if so, would it be good or bad for my career?

    BWWWAAHHHH!!!!!

    I am so jealous that I overlooked this golden opportunity to come up with such fine snark. WHAT was I thinking? LMBAO!

  31. Congrats to Lil!!! Oh my, that picture of Ms. Rounds will definitely make some heads turn. ;-) You go Lil.

  32. NGL, I kinda feel bad that she got a record deal ahead of Matt (I think).

    Well, if he does a cheesecake photo, who knows what could happen?!

  33. Wow, that’s quite a photo! Lil is looking good. I wish her the best of luck with her record deal.

  34. I never ‘got’ Lil. I thought of all the black divas Idol has had over 8 seasons, she was the weakest. The news that she’s been signed actually really shocked me, especially since it’s before Matt and Anoop who are way more marketable. I mean, I’m happy for her and all, I just would want to know the record company’s thinking behind this.

  35. Woah. I mean WOAH. The first thing that popped into my head was ‘Apple bottomed jeans, boots with the fur’ ¦’ 

    I’m old school, so the first thing that popped into my head was LL Cool J’s Round the Way Girl. I had to double check the photo to see if Lil was wearing Bamboo earrings, at least two pair… :)

    alison~I agree about Anoop. I don’t think he’s willing to just settle for anything, which is a good thing.

    I don’t mean to be cruel, but I’m cracking up at the idea that Anoop is just sitting around fielding offers, waiting for the best deal. Like there’s some line of record execs winding around the corner hoping Anoop will choose them.

    As a side note, I flamed out famously in MJ’s AI pool last season because at the beginning, I had picked Lil Rounds as my overall winner. Man, did I call that one wrong or what?

  36. I think she needs to change her website name to: mybigrounds.com ;)

  37. SpenserJ, I understand how you feel…the first time I watched it was Top 13 night, and my favorites were Adam, Danny and Lil (I had no idea that Simon had said the same thing). I think Lil finally lost me the night she came out in a prom dress to sing Celine Dion. I wished that I could reach through the TV screen and shake her until her teeth rattled! The AI experience just did not bring out the best in her, I don’t think. But I hope that she has people around her now who can provide some effective guidance to her.

  38. I don’t mean to be cruel, but I’m cracking up at the idea that Anoop is just sitting around fielding offers, waiting for the best deal. Like there’s some line of record execs winding around the corner hoping Anoop will choose them.

    Anoop is just trying to find the right fit for him, and I believe he is actually going the indie route first. This is what he mentioned on his AI chat.

  39. I don’t mean to be cruel, but I’m cracking up at the idea that Anoop is just sitting around fielding offers, waiting for the best deal. Like there’s some line of record execs winding around the corner hoping Anoop will choose them.

    No, Anoop is not just siting around fielding offers,waiting….since he is fairly new to the business:

    -he has been looking for management ( people whom he thinks shares his vision of who he is as an artist),
    -he has been looking and meeting with possible writers and producers and making demo recordings which he’ll shop around record labels which he thinks exemplifies his music
    -he’s been learning how to write songs himself

    Anoop is an intelligent and ambitious person.I think he realizes that AI IS NOT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY so he’s willing to work for a deal….I don’t think he’ll grab the very first opportunity that comes by if he doesn’t think he’ll be able to make the music he wants to with them…

    Anyway,congratulations to Lil!

  40. Well, good for Lil, but count me among those who’s shocked that she’s been signed. I honestly thought she was in one of those overcrowded fields where they aren’t looking for any more people to market because they’re becoming more of a niche market these days.

    Heck, JHud’s album has not even gone platinum, even though she has become a huge phenomenon, has sung her stuff (usually gorgeously) all over the place, won awards for the album, etc. etc. (Not that I think that Jennifer’s album was a good enough showcase for her — seems to me she deserved much better songs, but still…)

    But maybe Lil goes in a different musical direction from Jennifer? I thought of Lil as one of the pretty traditional, big-voiced divas, given the stuff she chose on the show… But the picture does make me wonder. She’s going to be Rihanna instead, maybe?

    Well, good luck to her, in any case.

  41. Best Of Wishes to you lil.! You do have a good voice. Get a good vocal coach to help you find the absolute best direction for you. Don’t pick yes
    people but rather people who challenge you. Find your audience and give it all you got.
    Look’n good too!!!!

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