Contact Us

‘American Idol’ Chris Richardson: Birdman Signs Him

Vallery Jean, Getty Images | Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic

As hip-hop fans gear up for an exciting year of promised releases from Young Money/Cash Money Records artists Tyga, Lil Twist and Bow Wow, as well label stars Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, YMCM CEO Birdman has announced a surprising new addition to the roster.

Joining Busta Rhymes and Mystikal as newcomers to the already stacked lineup is ‘American Idol’ finalist Chris Richardson, a pop artist who recently contributed vocals on Tyga’s ‘Far Away’ single, after appearing on sixth season of ‘Idol.’

“He’s a special talent. He’s definitely a sensational artist on our brand, YMCMB,” Birdman revealed in a new video, announcing the signing.

“Somebody who knew him, knew us and connected us,” he added, of the unlikely connection that began out of respect for the ‘Idol’ contestant’s vocal abilities. “That”s how this started, us watching his talent on TV.”

The 27-year-old Virginia crooner is scheduled to release his debut in May.

“Being part of this team, I’m really, really family oriented so just having the camaraderie of everybody at this label is something so special,” Richardson explained. “I can’t really explain it, but it definitely is inspiring. Every day I come into the studio and I go until I stop, really. I’m so inspired to all my label mates, everybody here are still here doing the same thing.”

Chris Richardson was a contestant on Season 6 of ‘American Idol.’

Watch Chris Richardson’s ‘In the Name of Love’

Watch Lil Wayne’s Biography and Origins

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!