Bobby V Secures Record Deal With Universal, New Album Coming in 2018
This is totally unexpected. R&B singer Bobby V has secured a multi-million dollar recording pact with SRG-ILS Group/Universal Group, reports Singersroom.
The partnership comes through his relationship with longtime friend and producer Tim Kelley, who is now head of A&R at SRG-ILS. Kelley is also one-half of the production duo Tim & Bob who produced Bobby V’s 2005 debut album and chart-topping hit, “Slow Down." Under the deal, Bobby is expected to drop his new project, tentatively called Controversy, in February 2018.
“I watched my parents work from very humble beginnings to make a life for me and my sister. They instilled the values of family, hard work and being passionate for all I do,” said Bobby V in a press release. “To get a chance to work with Tim again and show everyone what I am about is a true blessing.”
“It’s a blessing that Bobby is my first signing as Head of A&R at SRG-ILS,” Kelley added. “I’ve been a big brother in his career for years and we had major success with his debut album. Now we have unfinished business. It’s reunion time!”
This is certainly great news for Bobby V, but we must mention that this announcement comes following his embarrassing scandal with a transgender woman Reima Houston. The saga is not entirely over just yet.
The Atlanta singer is still facing charges of assault, battery and stalking in the case, which stems from the viral video, which shows the singer fleeing Houston’s apartment without his shoes. Bobby V has vehemently denied that he was ever with Houston and accuses her of trying to extort money from him because he is a celebrity.
Nevertheless, congrats to Bobby V on his new recording deal. We wish him much success.