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Lil Skies Inks Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

Up-and-comingrap star Lil Skies has sealed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing following the success of hisdebut studio albumLife Of A Rose.The album,whichpeakedat #10 on the Billboard 200 chart,alsolanded two Hot 100 hits with “Nowadays” and “Red Roses” featuring Landon Cube.

“Skies is special,” Sony/ATV Vice President Ian Holder said in a statement. “As much as we love what hes doing right now, I believe hes only scratching the surface. I think when we are able to look at his body of work years from now, well find an artist who continues to evolve.”

The 19-year-old Pennsylvania native signed a record deal with Atlantic Records through Artist Partners Group last summer before embarking on his own tour, which herecently canceled due to health concerns. Despite the unspecified affliction, Skies’ star power keeps rising. He recently released a new music video forLife Of A Rose’sopening cut, “Welcome To The Rodeo,” (which happens to be produced by #DXHitList Sessions guest Taz Taylor) executedby burgeoning director Cole Bennett. He also recently dropped his new single “Creeping” with Rich The Kid.

Signing with Sony/ATV was life changing for me,” the #DXLive alumproclaimed in a statement. “We are about to make history.