VIOLINIST EZINMA SIGNS TO UNIVERSAL MUSIC CLASSICS IN THE U.S.
MAKES NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT TODAY WITH HER PERFORMANCE OF “SUNFLOWER IN D” – HER COMBINATION OF POST MALONE & SWAE LEE’S “SUNFLOWER” AND PACHELBEL’S “CANON IN D”
30 January 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Classically trained, hip-hop inspired violinist Ezinma (pronounced Ez-ee-ma, aka EZI) has signed to Universal Music Group’s Universal Music Classics, USA. Her inventive covers, which combine hip-hop and classical genres, have gained her a massive following on Instagram, and have led to multiple brand and beauty endorsements. Now, she’s signed to the world’s largest music company.
Today, Wednesday January 30, Ezinma makes her national TV appearance debut on the nationally syndicated talk show Pickler & Ben, with her song “Sunflower in D” which combines Post Malone & Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” from the hit movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse with Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” Tune into the show at picklerandben.com/watch.
Ezinma is set to go into the studio and expected to release new music throughout 2019.
Graham Parker, President of Universal Music Classics, US says of the signing, “Ezinma is not only an incredible classical violinist, but she has her finger on the pulse of current music. She is living proof that classical music is more relevant than ever in 2019. We are thrilled to be on this journey with such an exciting, groundbreaking artist.”
Ezinma says of the signing, “It’s crazy how these little 60 second videos have opened so many doors. Mixing my love for classical and what’s popular has helped my music accessible to more people. And now with the biggest record label on my side we can push to new levels!”
About Universal Music Classics, US:
Universal Music Classics is the US home for European imprints Decca, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, and Mercury KX, as well as the US-based label Decca Gold, which serves as the American home for new classical and crossover artists. The revitalized Decca Gold imprint has forged partnerships with the New York Philharmonic, The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project, as well as new artist signings with Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends, Sarah Brightman, Shulem, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Vocal Point, Il Divo, Nadine Sierra and more. The present roster for all of Universal Music Classics in the US includes Andrea Bocelli, Lang Lang, Max Richter, Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Daniil Trifonov, Anna Netrebko, Tori Amos, Ólafur Arnalds, and more.