Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Dove Cameron signed a worldwide agreement with Sony Music Publishing (SMP). News of the deal comes just after Cameron won Best New Artist at the MTV VMAs and went viral with his queer pop anthem “Boyfriend.”
In conversation with Billboard, Cameron admitted that she didn’t expect the song to go viral. In fact, she “never thought it would end up on the EP if I’m being honest.” She casually posted a video of the unfinished demo version of “Boyfriend,” and to her surprise, it immediately took off, peaking at No. 16 on the Hot 100, No. 2 on Pop Airplay, and No. 4 on the all-genre Radio songs chart. For Cameron, who debuted on Disney Liv and Maddiethe success of the single released by Disruptor Records/Columbia Records cemented her adult music career and, more importantly, was a validation of her queer identity.
“It means the most to me,” she shares. “It’s healing for me to have this experience.”
Due to her victory at the VMAs, there is now speculation that the rising star could be a contender for a Grammy nomination in the same category. In conversation about the singer/actress, boss of the Disruptor Records label adam albert said of his work ethic, “[Dove’s] been in the studio every day and written so many amazing songs,” says Alpert, “So stay tuned.
Cameron said of the agreement with Sony Music Publishing: “I am so excited to join the Sony Music Publishing family where they continue to grow and support me as an artist and songwriter. With this partnership, I look forward to providing my fans with music that can become the soundtrack of their lives.
VP of Creative at SMP Thomas Kröttinger adds: “Dove is a brilliant songwriter – her creative authenticity has not only led to chart success, it has enabled her to become an important voice representing the LGBTQ+ community. We are delighted to welcome Dove to SMP, and we look forward to supporting her in this next chapter.