Cardi B has signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM), Billboard can confirm, moving the hip-hop superstar’s catalog over from Sony Music Publishing.
The news, first reported by Variety, brings Cardi B’s recording and publishing under the Warner Music Group umbrella, as Cardi has been signed to Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records since 2017. A representative for WCM declined to comment, and representatives for Sony Music Publishing could not be reached at press time.
Cardi’s move to WCM comes in advance of her highly-anticipated sophomore album, which will follow up Invasion of Privacy, her Grammy-winning debut album released in 2018. She has released a bevy of successful singles in the time since, including Hot 100 No. 1s “Up” and “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion, and notches her latest feature today, appearing on Lizzo’s brand-new single “Rumors.”
WCM co-chairs Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall, alongside president of U.S. A&R Ryan Press, have signed a string of hit artists and songwriters recently, including Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Saweetie, 42 Dugg, Belly, Quincy Jones and Cab Calloway.
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