Louise Redknapp has signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. The singer-songwriter first shot to fame with R&B band Eternal in the 1990s and has subsequently pursued a solo career. The deal sees Warner/Chappell take control of all of Redknapp’s back catalogue which includes top five hits such as ‘Arms Around The World’ and ‘2 Faced’.
Louise Redknapp says: “I’m so excited to join the ranks of the amazing songwriters signed to Warner/Chappell. It’s been great to get back to writing, recording and performing music in recent months. The response from my fans has been amazing and I can’t wait to share my new material.”
Mike Smith, Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music UK, adds: “Louise is a star and it’s fantastic to welcome her back to the music business. Her comeback solo tour attracted rave reviews and she’s working on some very exciting projects that she’ll be showcasing later this year.”
Louise Redknapp found fame in the girl group Eternal, whose 1993 debut album Always and Forever was the first album by an all-girl group to achieve more than one million sales in the UK. She also enjoyed four top 10 UK singles with the band: ‘Stay’, ‘Save Our Love’, ‘Just A Step From Heaven’ and ‘Oh Baby I….’
In 1995, she left the band to pursue a solo career. Her debut single, ‘Light of my Life’ charted at Number Eight in the UK, and she went on to have a further seven UK top 10 hits with ‘Naked’, ‘Undivided Love’, ‘One Kiss From Heaven’, ‘Arms Around The World’, ‘Let’s Go Round Again’, ‘2 Faced’, ‘Stuck In the Middle With You’ and ‘Pandora’s Kiss’.
She also released five solo albums - Naked, Woman In Me, Elbow Beach, Changing Faces – The Best of Louise and Finest Moments – two of which were certified Platinum in the UK.
In total, Louise has sold more than five million records in the UK and some 15 million records worldwide.
Louise stepped back from music ahead of the birth of her first son Charley in 2004. She continued to pursue a career in television presenting and modelling. She has acted as the host of TV shows including CD:UK, Soccer Aid: Extra Time, Something For The Weekend, The Clothes Show and This Morning. She has been the face of advertising campaigns for brands including Avon, Boots, BT, Nintendo, Thomas Cook and Triumph.
She has also appeared as a judge on the BBC series So You Think You Can Dance and was a finalist in the 2016 season of Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2017, she returned to the music industry, playing her first live show in 15 years at Under The Bridge in London. She is currently working on new material, set to be released later this year.