Elle Winter is ready to show the world what she’s truly made of.
The 19-year-old New York City native announced that she signed a major-label record deal with RED Music last Thursday (February 14) and will release a full-length debut album later this year. Backed by a music management team led by 30-year industry veteran and former Republic Records exec David Nathan (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line), Winter is on her way to becoming the music industry’s next rising star.
“We are thrilled to welcome Elle Winter and Winter Music to Sony’s RED MUSIC family,” says Bob Morelli, President of RED MUSIC. “Elle not only writes amazing pop songs, but is poised, confident and destined to be a star.”
On signing to RED MUSIC, Elle shares, “I am thrilled to be joining an amazing team at Sony’s RED MUSIC to partner with me on this next chapter of my musical journey.”
For those of you who are not familiar, Winter was first introduced to the world when she competed on the fifth season with Radio Disney’s NBT competition back in 2012. Each week, Radio Disney listeners would be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite artist by hearing their music on all Disney platforms. The group of hopefuls included GRAMMY-nominated Chloe x Halle (who won the competition), Jack Skuller, Katherine Hughes, Damian Otchere and Winter.
Take a trip down memory lane and watch our interview with Elle during Radio Disney’s NBT Finale Concert:
In 2018, the 19-year-old independently released her debut single “One More” and performed it on NBC’s TODAY show. Also during 2018, Elle was named “Elvis Duran’s Artist of The Month” and KIIS-FM/L.A.’s “Next Up” artist. Spending the majority of 2018 in the studio, Elle continues to work with a number of high profile producers, including The Orphanage/OAK Felder (Demi Lovato and Alessia Cara), Dave Katz (Katy Perry and Train) and 2019 GRAMMY Award winner SWAGG (H.E.R.). The singer also collaborated and was featured on the DJ and producer Andrelli‘s release of “Always You,” reaching millions of streams and views worldwide.
We can’t wait to see what Elle has in store for us this year. You can keep up with her music and other projects by giving her a follow on Instagram at @ellewinter.