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Sony Music Publishing Signs The Kid Laroi to Global Deal

Born Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, the Kamilaroi musician made history in his homeland earlier this month when his mixtape F*ck Love (Savage) climbed to No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. As a result, he’s now the youngest Australian solo artist to nab top spot on the survey, aged just 17 years, 5 months and 22 days.

F*ck Love bowed at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 last year, and he scored three ARIA Award nominations, for best male artist, breakthrough artist, and best hip-hop release.

More recently, the mixtape hit No. 3 on the Billboard chart. In Australia, the set hasn’t left the ARIA Top 40 since the original version was released last July, and it’s amassed more than 1 billion global streams.

Were it not for the domination of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” Laroi’s “Without You” would have hit No. 1 in the U.K. It’s one of Laroi’s three platinum-certified singles in Australia.

“Signing with Sony Music Publishing this week, and I feel blessed,” he enthuses in a statement. “If just one person out there connects with my journey and life experiences through my music, then I have achieved what I set out to do, and it is a privilege to have the fans that I have to share the journey ahead with me.”

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