Nickelodeon has confirmed that it signed a 14-year-old singing sensation who broke out thanks to an appearance on “The X Factor.” We reported earlier that Rachel Crow was closing in on a deal with the network.
Paula Kaplan, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Talent Strategy and West Coast Operations, announced the overall talent deal with Crow.
Crow also signed a recording contract with Columbia Records/Syco.
Nickelodeon is developing a comedy series as a vehicle for Crow.
Said Crow: “It’s such an honor to be signed to Columbia Records. To think that I am signed to the same label as my idols is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get in the studio and start making music. And I am so excited to now be a part of the Nickelodeon family. I grew up watching Nick, and I’m a huge fan.”
“X Factor’s” Simon Cowell, who mentored Crow during her time on the show, said, “I am incredibly happy for Rachel. This girl has it. We saw her potential at the first audition and Nickelodeon and Columbia are the right homes for her.”
Added Kaplan: “Rachel is an original. She’s funny, genuine and has raw talent and a passion for performing. We’re delighted to be home to her first acting project and think she is poised to join the ranks of our next generation of Nick stars.”