Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sony Music Masterworks Signs Vocal Superstar Jackie Evancho To Worldwide Recording Agreement On Portrait Records

NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with platinum selling classical-crossover artist Jackie Evancho. Her new album, Awakening will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on September 30, 2014 coinciding with an International tour.
At 10 years old Jackie gained worldwide recognition after making a stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night (certified Platinum), Dream With Me (certified Gold), Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. In 2012 Jackie made her acting debut in Robert Redford's The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 and 2013 GUESS Kids clothing campaign. Her broad successes lead Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of "music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21" in 2011 and again in 2012.
"Jackie's fans and new listeners alike will be delighted with her amazing development as a vocal artist. We welcome her warmly to Portrait Records," says Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Sony Music Masterworks U.S.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jackie Evancho Puts Finishing Touches on New Album, Promises Big 'Surprise' via

By Gary Graff Detroit | May 01, 2014 9:33 AM EDT
Fourteen-year-old classical-pop crossover star Jackie Evancho plans to add songwriting to her skill set on her forthcoming studio album.
Evancho tells Billboard the project, which she's currently recording on in a studio near her home in suburban Pittsburgh, will feature one of her own songs, though she's keeping the title secret.
"It's supposed to be a surprise, I'm sorry," Evancho says. "I'm really excited. I kinda just started (writing) last year; it was really fun to kind of make up little tunes on the piano, and I just decided to add words to those tunes and record them and kind of make it into a song layout. It's fun, and I'm really excited to expose that side to people, too."
Evancho says the album, which follows 2012's "Songs From the Silver Screen" and is being produced by Nick Patrick, is "almost completely done; we're just waiting to do the recording of the orchestra and stuff like that. It's not anything that's themed like my last CD -- just a bunch of songs that I enjoy singing, pop to opera, all over the place. It's going to be awesome." 
Evancho says a title and release date haven't been locked-in yet, while a PBS special based on the album is also being planned. 
Meanwhile, Evancho has shows planned into the summer, and after appearing in the 2013 film "The Company You Keep" and modeling for Guess Kids, hopes to keep finding different creative endeavors.
"I'd love to do a Broadway show, but I can't because of the style I sing," she notes. "that's not the style they're looking for, and I kind of cherish the kind of music that I sing now, so I don't see that happening soon. Right now I think I just want to sing and try to make the world a better place. Anything that I can do with my voice that's good, I'll try to do."