Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has announced it has signed an exclusive worldwide administration agreement with electronic/alt-pop artist, producer, and songwriter Kenya Grace.
Her hit “Strangers” marks the first and second time a song solely written, produced, and sung by a woman topped the Hot Dance/Electronic and the UK Singles charts. Kenya Grace says, “I’m delighted to be working with Warner Chappell Music. Songwriting is the most important part of my creativity, and I’m obsessed with great songs.”
“The process of writing is my joy, art, and at times, therapy. There is so much I want to achieve as a writer, and with the Warner Chappell team behind me, I feel like I can achieve so much.”
Kenya Grace was born in South Africa and raised in Southhampton, England. She’s a self-taught singer-songwriter and producer, penning her first song at just 10-years-old. In 2019, she graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music in England and began building her social media following by posting snippets of her songs. In 2022, she released the single “Oranges,” amassing more than one million Spotify streams. Soon after “Afterparty Lover” and “Meteor” followed.
In 2023, Kenya Grace signed with Warner Records’ flagship dance label, Major Recordings, and released her major-label debut, “Strangers.” She also embarked on her first tour with shows in London, New York, and Los Angeles. This year, she will release her debut album and tour across five countries including France, Spain, and Germany.
“Kenya has set a remarkable path for herself, writing and producing her own music in its entirety,” adds Gabz Landman, Vice President, A&R, WCM and Xavier Champagne, Senior Director, Urban A&R, WCM. “To be a record-breaking female producer, songwriter, artist, and DJ is a special and rare achievement. Her music is honest and true, and we couldn’t be more excited to join her on this journey.”
“Kenya is an incredible talent—highlighted by her global hit “Strangers,” adds Amber Davis, Senior Vice Prsident, WCM UK. “She is a special artist and has enjoyed a brilliant year breaking in the UK and around the world. We’re delighted to be working with her at Warner Chappell Music as we help her continue to develop into a leading songwriter.”