Billy Porter signs with Island UK and Republic Records

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Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, playwright, and creator Billy Porter has inked a joint partnership with Island UK and Republic Records.

Porter has additionally unveiled a brand new single entitled Children.

Porter started his music profession in 1997 with the discharge of his self-titled (aka Untitled) debut album which spawned the Top 10 Bubbling Under single, Show Me, and Love Is On The Way, which additionally appeared on the pivotal second within the movie, First Wives Club.

He went on to launch At the Corner of Broadway + Soul (2005), Billy’s Back on Broadway (2014), and The Soul of Richard Rodgers (2017) that includes Pentatonix, India.Arie, Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo, amongst others.

Porter scored his first No.1 with Love Yourself in 2019 on the US Dance Club Songs Chart.

He adopted that up with his 2020 reimagining of the legendary Buffalo Springfield anthem, For What It’s Worth, and a collabortion with The Shapeshifters on Finally Ready.

2021 noticed Porter masking Juliet Roberts membership traditional Caught in The Middle for Red Hot + Free, which helps underserved communities troubled with HIV/AIDS.

He was additionally enlisted by Jessie J for I Want Love.

“It’s an honor to welcome him to the Republic Records family in partnership with Island UK.”

Wendy Goldstein, Republic Records

Wendy Goldstein / President West Coast Creative Republic Records mentioned: “Billy is a force of nature! His ability to seamlessly shapeshift between entertainment mediums at the highest level of success is just astounding.

“It’s an honor to welcome him to the Republic Records family in partnership with Island UK.”

“I cannot wait for the world to hear the music he has been creating. There is only one Billy Porter. This is his time.”

Steve Pitron, Island Records UK

Steve Pitron / SVP Island Records UK, mentioned: “Icon’ is a word that is bandied around far too freely these days, but Billy Porter is without doubt the true definition of the word.

“Billy is someone who naturally radiates charm, charisma and integrity to all who enter into his orbit, and everyone who meets him always leaves feeling lifted by his inspirational energy.

“I couldn’t be happier that Island UK and Republic are teaming up for this journey with Billy. We are truly blessed to be working with an artist of Billy’s calibre – someone who knows what he wants, and who always stands up, and speaks out using his voice and platform to support others.

“I cannot wait for the world to hear the music he has been creating. There is only one Billy Porter. This is his time.”Music Business Worldwide

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