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Jay-Z Signs Kylie Minogue to Roc Nation

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It’s only been about a week since Jay-Z signed one of hip-hop’s sought after producers, Timbaland to Roc Nation. And now he’s acquired yet another artist for his label, but not necessarily one you’d expect — Kylie Minogue.

“We would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family!” the label wrote on its website Wendnesday. “In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.”

Minogue signed a management deal with the Roc Nation as she still has a record deal with the U.K. label Parlophone.

While it seems surprising that Jay-Z would take on a pop act, a quick look at the Roc Nation’s roster reveals that there are a variety of different artists signed to the label including Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris, British indie pop duo the Ting Tings and Latin pop queen Shakira. So maybe this pairing isn’t as far-fetched as one would initially think.

According to sources close to the Australian pop artist, she will be releasing new material soon. Time will tell whether we’ll be seeing Jay-Z make an appearance on one of her tracks.

What do you think of Jay-Z’s decision to sign Kylie Minogue to his label? Tell us in the comment below.

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