Singer/songwriter BC Jean, who helped pen “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce, signed a recording contract with Clive Davis‘ J Records after reportedly being pursued by multiple record labels. RCA made the announcement Monday. BC made a pretty big name for herself as the co-writer for Beyonce’s If I Were A Boy, and has a slew of other songs penned for her debut album, anticipated for release at the end of 2009. Hailing from San Diego, BC is currently recording material for her debut album in Los Angeles and New York, and is working with superstar producers Dallas Austin (Gwen Stefani, Pink), The Matrix (Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne) and Toby Gad (Fergie, Beyonce). Toby Gad also co-wrote If I Were A Boy with BC.
BC cites inspiration from artists like Alanis Morrisette and Gwen Stefani, and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Office of Sony Music Entertainment, seems to be pretty excited to have her on board: “You eagerly wait for a multi-talented new artist to come along like BC Jean. She’s already proven her major songwriting ability. And, what’s more, she’s got a truly powerful voice with edge and natural soulfulness. We’re all really delighted that BC has chosen us as her musical home.”
And as far as BC Jean is concerned, she was more than happy to receive the opportunity to perform in front of Clive Davis. Getting the call-back saying she was signed was just icing on the cake: “You sing for Clive Davis and think wow, this is a moment I will never forget! Then you get the call he wants to work with you. What can I say, this is surreal! To have Barry Weiss and Clive Davis behind me is amazing. I am so thankful for this opportunity and stoked for what’s next!!!“