Rebecca Ferguson has cemented her 'authentic chanteuse' status after landing a worldwide publishing deal with EMI, reportedly worth £500,000.
The 2010 X Factor runner-up co-wrote all of the tracks on her platinum-selling debut album, 'Heaven', which has outperformed series winner Matt Cardle's album 'Letters' since its release last December.
Speaking to Music Week, Ferguson said: “I’m so excited to be working with EMI Music Publishing. They have such a great history and so many fantastic songwriters have signed with them. I’m looking forward to a successful and creative relationship.”
EMI also released a statement, claiming they are "looking forward to creating opportunities for her music to be heard on a worldwide stage".
'Heaven' is scheduled for released in the US on May 29.