Interscope Records and City Entertainment Group are excited to announce the signing of rising R&B singer-songwriter Ann Marie. Earlier this year, the Southside Chicago artist released Tripolar 2 which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. A secret triple threat, Ann Marie is “releasing some of the year’s best R&B” (Rolling Stone).
Speaking on her signing, Ann Marie says: “I’m really excited to be joining the Interscope family, they love and are supportive of everything that I’ve built so far on my own. I’m just ready to go even harder and keep putting out amazing music.”
L-R: John Janick (CEO, Interscope Records), Baroline (Senior Director A&R, Interscope Records), Ann Marie, Mikkey Halsted (Manager, The City Group Entertainment), Nicole Wyskoarko (EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records), Joie Manda (EVP, Interscope Records).
“Ann Marie is the prototype for today’s artist,” said Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP Urban Operations Interscope Records. “She’s developed and cultivated a dedicated fan base using the tools of today while understanding the pace and quality of product needed to succeed in the modern music landscape. We’re excited to partner with Ann Marie and her team to bring her vision to the next level.”
Added Baroline, Senior Director A&R Interscope Records: “It’s an important time in music for women and Ann Marie is going to play a major role in creating the sound of now. She’s a rare combination of singer/songwriter that speaks for a generation and whose sound is already resonating beyond her Chicago roots. I’m thrilled to have gotten to know Ann Marie and that she’s chosen to partner with the staff at Interscope to bring her sound to the world.”
Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundry Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.