INTL: Julian Lennon signs with BMG
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Chart-topping singer-songwriter, Julian Lennon has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG ahead of his new album set to be released later this year.
An innovative entrepreneur, Lennon’s new music arrives on the heels of his first-ever NFT drop, “Lennon Connection.” The auction featured digital art pieces created from his personal and physical memorabilia collection, including Paul McCartney’s handwritten notes for the famous Beatles’ song, ‘Hey Jude’, which was originally written for Julian himself.
His most recent full-length albums include Photograph Smile released in 1998 and Everything Changes in 2011. Lennon’s music career exploded in the Eighties with his debut single ‘Too Late For Goodbyes’ becoming Number One on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. His debut album, Valotte, was certified Platinum in the US and was followed by Number One US Rock single ‘Stick Around’ from The Secret Value Of Daydreaming in 1986. Julian’s second US Rock chart-topper was ‘Now You’re In Heaven’ from Mr. Jordan in 1989; and it was followed by the ARIA Platinum-certified Australian Number One single and UK Top 10 hit ‘Saltwater’ in 1991 from his acclaimed Help Yourself.
“After working on new music for the past few years, I am happy to have found the perfect partner in BMG, to help me bring this work to light,” said Lennon.
BMG EVP Global Recordings Fred Casimir said, “Julian is a unique artist working across multiple art forms with a clear humanitarian and ecological perspective, which dates back decades. There is sometimes a long wait between Julian Lennon albums, but having heard this one, I’m convinced it was worth the wait.”
The new album deal follows the release of Lennon’s cover of Radiohead’s ‘Karma Police (feat. Nuno Bettencourt)’, which the two performed on AXS TV as a charity benefit for Crew Nation during the pandemic.
Julian Lennon is widely known as a New York Times best-selling author, fine arts photographer, and global philanthropist. His latest children’s book released November 2021, was a graphic novel titled “The Morning Tribe.”
For “Timeless”, Lennon’s first-ever exhibition of photographs in 2010, the artist juxtaposed images of the band U2 with his painterly landscapes. Since then, he has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the US and Europe. Aston Martin Residences Miami unveiled its Art Gallery, the inaugural virtual exhibition “Visions” by the British photographer. He unveiled a collection of fine art photography, exclusively available at RH, curated by Portia de Rossi and her fine art publishing company, GENERAL PUBLIC.
A tireless philanthropist, Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation in 2007. The Foundation partners with philanthropists and charities around the world to raise funds for various humanitarian projects in four major areas of giving: clean water, the preservation of Indigenous cultures, the environment, and education and health.
March 24, 2022 10:00am ET by Pressparty