Britain’s Got Talent 2023 finalist Malakai signs to Universal Classics & Jazz | Labels

Britain’s Got Talent 2023 finalist Malakai Bayou has signed with Universal Music Group.

The 14-year-old singer’s debut album will be released Universal Classics & Jazz In conjunction with Classic FM in July. The first single, By Jesus, is available today (June 15).

Since his appearance on the primetime ITV show, there has been international interest, including a personal congratulatory message from the president of Sierra Leone.

Malakai, who is acting under his first name, has also attracted the attention of Hollywood. Hollywood She sang on the soundtrack of Maestro, a Leonard Bernstein biopic directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, produced by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.

Malakai’s debut album, titled Golden, was a collection of classical and classic songs Andrew Lloyd WebberBy Jesus, he performed for his audition Britain’s talent. The audit has received over 55 million views.

Composer Sir Carl Jenkins offered to rearrange the Benedictus from his Man at Arms: Mass for Peace, which recently celebrated 1,000 weeks in the UK Official Classical Albums Chart. This is the first time that Sir Carl’s Benedictus has been recorded with a treble.

Helen Lewis, executive producer and A&R manager, said: “Malakkai’s soaring, honeyed voice has a most extraordinary effect on those who hear her sing. A talent like his is rare. He has brought great joy to the entire team at Universal Classics & Jazz and we can be sure that there are many more milestones to come for this young star.

Malakai said: „I can’t believe my dream has come true and I’m signed to a record label with the biggest opera stars in the world!”

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Malakai began singing in the choir of St George’s Cathedral in London at the age of seven.

Photo: Craig Gibson

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