Megan Nicole, the 18 year old singing sensation who has earned good reputation on YouTube thanks to the enormous views of her covers of pop songs such as “Call Me Maybe” and “The Lazy Song”, and her own original “B-e-a-utiful,” has been signed to Bad Boy Records.
It was announced today, August 22, by Bad Boy founder Sean “Diddy” Combs and president Harve Pierre.
The Texas native is currently recording new songs for what promises to be a highly anticipated debut album on Bad Boy/Interscope. Having recently wrapped a set of international concerts—including stops in Vancouver, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris—Megan will embark on a US tour with The Wonder Girls, planned for fall 2012.
“Megan is a great person, amazing artist and an enormous talent all around,” said Pierre. “She has done an incredible job on building a solid fan base and we are here to enhance that and ensure her dreams come true. Welcome home Megan Nicole.”
“Megan Nicole is a complete package that I am extremely excited to add to the Bad Boy roster. She is a talented singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer,” said Diddy. “Megan Nicole is a perfect fit for the new future at Bad Boy.”
Born in Houston and raised in Katy, TX, Megan sang and played piano for her church’s youth group before adding guitar to her repertoire. In December 2009, the high school student debuted by posting on YouTube a cover of the Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” featuring her singing and playing acoustic guitar.