NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cash Money/Universal Republic has signed Savvy, a five-member rising teen pop sensation who star in the international hit television show “The Wannabes.”
Savvy will soon be known throughout North America when they release their upcoming debut album on Cash Money Records, and when the “The Wannabes” premieres Sept. 5 at 4p.m. ET/PT on Starz Kids & Family. The members of Savvy are already widely known in 92 territories where their show has a loyal following.
“We are blown away by the range of talent of Savvy,” said Cash Money Co-CEO Ronald “Slim” Williams. “They work together and embody the hardworking spirit of the Cash Money family.”
Savvy is the first pop group signed by Cash Money Records, and is a testament to the foresight of the ever-expanding empire that began as an upstart record label in New Orleans and has grown to an operation that has sold nearly 60 million records worldwide counting Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jay Sean and Birdman on their all-star roster.
The five members of Savvy are Shaylen Carroll, Gabrielle "GiGi" LeMaire, Drew Reinartz, Alan Shaw and Andrew Bowen Stern. The talented teens hail from Texas and sing, act and dance their way into the hearts of fans across the globe with every new episode. Their music spans a range of style from soulful ballads to high-energy funk, demonstrating the wide range of abilities in the group. They are fearless performers whose charisma is infectious in their videos, onscreen and on the stage.
“The Wannabes” is a comedy with original music and music videos. The series follows a group of talented students who attend a classical arts academy as they strive to become pop stars. They learn to balance their studies with their secret lives as the real-life musical group Savvy, getting into outrageous adventures along the way.
About Cash Money Records
Emerged as a regional hip-hop force in the mid-‘90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of hip-hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year - Lil Wayne. Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which includes hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide. One of hip-hop’s most enduring global street brands, Cash Money/Young Money has been responsible for more than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers (featuring, among others, Bryan “Birdman” Williams himself,) Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf. Nicki Minaj, Drake and much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.