New Delhi: Actress Priyanka Chopra is all set to launch her debut music album 'In My City'. Her debut single in English will be released under the Universal label some time in India on Thursday.
Priced at Rs 75, the cover was recently revealed by Chopra's team. Her first international single 'In My City', featuring rap artiste and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am, will have her crooning in her husky voice.
She tweeted the cover saying, "For your eyes only...my single cover! Say whaaaaa?"
Once her arch rival, even Kareena Kapoor praised Chopra's voice, saying she was a big fan of her singing ability and her body of work.
The release coincides with the release of her film Barfi with Ranbir Kapoor in which she plays an autistic girl. Chopra has come a long way from her Miss World days.
She will release the album in North America with Desi Hits through Interscope Records and in other international markets on Britain's Island Records.
"I am truly excited to have an opportunity to present my musical dimension on a world platform...This is a fascinating new experience for me and I am thoroughly enjoying the journey," said the National Award-winning actress, who is also known for her involvement in humanitarian causes and being a green crusader and brand ambassador.
Atom Factory CEO Troy Carter, who also manages international pop star Lady Gaga's career, has signed with Priyanka to manage her music career across the globe.
"We believe wholeheartedly in Priyanka's talent, drive and creative vision. We are confident in her ability to redefine pop music on her own terms," said Atom Factory executive vice president and general manager Anthony Saleh.
Signing Priyanka was also a major feat for Desi Hits!, founded by its CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath in partnership with UMG in 2010, to promote creative artists with Indian or south Asian roots.
Acharia-Bath flew to India with UMG Britain chief executive David Joseph to sign on the actress. Universal Music foresees a bright future for Priyanka's singing talent too. "Bollywood has had Priyanka to itself for too long. She has exceptional talent and we look forward to launching her recording career around the world," said Joseph.
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