New York, NY - Critically acclaimed artist Cee Lo Green has signed a management deal with New York City-based Family Tree / Primary Wave Talent Management, with veteran artist manager Michael “Blue” Williams at the helm. Primary Wave’s full-service marketing division will also play a key role in all future ventures involving Mr. Green, including the release of his upcoming album, The Lady Killer, due in stores on November 9 on Atlantic Records. The Lady Killer contains Cee Lo Green’s current hit single, “F*** You”, which is currently #1 on European music charts and quickly rising up the U.S. charts.
Cee Lo’s latest masterful concoction, The Lady Killer, will be released – several months earlier than scheduled, due to ravenous demands by his increasingly fervent fanbase. The Lady Killer features the current hit single “F*** You”, a song that set off a global viral sensation, garnering over 13 million plays on YouTube in less than two months and racking up #1 chart positions across Europe.
Cee Lo Green first came into the limelight with Southern-rap pioneers Goodie Mob, releasing their debut album Soul Food in 1995. After being signed as a solo artist to Arista Records, Cee Lo released a duo of brilliant Southern-tinged urban albums – Cee Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections in 2002, and in 2004, Cee Lo Green ... is the Soul Machine. Green finally reached the lexicon of public attention befitting an artist of his caliber, teaming with hip-hop producer Dangermouse on Gnarls Barkley, procuring the first number 1 single strictly compiled of digital sales with the monster song “Crazy”.
“Cee Lo Green is an incredibly talented artist, and I couldn’t be more proud to represent him,” says Williams. “Cee Lo and I have known each other for over 15 years and over that time I’ve seen him grow monumentally as a performer. From the first time I saw him perform through today, I’m still utterly amazed each and every time I see him or listen to his music, and I’m so ecstatic to help bring his talent to the world.”
Family Tree Entertainment recently joined forces with Primary Wave Music to become an artist management force to be reckoned with. Family Tree is led by visionary Michael “Blue” Williams, who is responsible for breaking artists such as Outkast, Macy Gray, Donnell Jones and Monica. Additionally, Williams has lent his talents to established acts like Nas, who clamored to bring his expertise on board. Family Tree/Primary Wave Talent Management is also currently managing teen phenom Cody Simpson, Big Sean, who is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, and the Trio Lords and Lady.
Cee Lo Green says, “Finally a firm with foresight! Fearless and focused, fighting on the front lines for the fundamentals of franchise. In short – I like these guys!”
About Primary Wave Talent Management Primary Wave Talent Management is part of one of the largest independent music publisher and music marketers in the United States, managing artists such as Cee Lo Green, Cody Simpson, Lords & Lady, Big Sean, Saving Abel, Taddy Porter, Volbeat, and 4 Troops . Primary Wave Music is a global music company that markets its unique publishing repertoire, which includes an interest in the Beatles songs written by John Lennon, the catalogs of Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, Steven Tyler/Aerosmith, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Robert Lamm, Jimmy Pankow, and Lee Loughnane of the band Chicago, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Steve Earle, Daniel Johnston, Marvin Hamlisch, The Matrix , Lamont Dozier and Steven Curtis Chapman. And Developing Arti