Singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy has announced a stunning split from long-time record label Sony Music to sign on with its fierce rival Warner Music.
The Australian pop star was with Sony for 16 years – more than half her life.
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“I have had an incredible journey with Sony, for which I will forever be grateful,” the 31-year-old said in a statement.
“It is now time for the next chapter of my career and I’m very excited to be joining the team at Warner Music.”
“I have been spending my time in studio lately and looking forward to releasing new music in the new year.”
The Little Things and Pop A Bottle hitmaker first signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia after winning the Road To Tamworth competition at the 2004 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
In 2006 she came runner-up in the fourth season of Australian Idol and renewed the deal with Sony, going on to become one of the country’s most high profile artists and making history as the first Indigenous Australian to hit number one on the ARIA album chart.
In 2019, she shared the happy news that she’s engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Themeli Magripilis.
He reportedly surprised Mauboy by popping the question on a beach in his native homeland of Greece.