Pop Singer Samantha J Inked Lucrative Deal With Columbia Records

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Jamaican singer Samantha J has inked a lucrative deal with major American label, Columbia Records.

According to TMZ, the 17-year-old, who is best known for her hit single, “Tight Skirt”, is set to get an advance of at least $325,000 and as high as $700,000, if needed for her first album.

If she remains with Columbia through her 6th album she’ll collect up to a $1.1 million advance! Also, she will also make gets royalties of 16% of sales.

Samantha J, whose real name is Samantha Gonsalves, said in a statement… "I cannot express how happy I am to be a part of the Columbia Records family. The label has a rich history of developing great artistes and music. As soon as I have my exams under my belt, I can't wait to get back to producing music and most of all making Jamaica proud."

Since its release last summer “Tight Skirt” has garnered a lot of attention to the young singer. The song features a sample from dancehall track ‘Tight Up Skirt’ by Red Rat. The video on YouTube has topped two million views. Samantha J has since once the Youth View Award for Favorite Breakout Celebrity. She has since released her follow-up single, Hot Gyal Anthem

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