Birdman Signs "American Idol" Alum Chris Richardson To Cash Money Records

Baby inks a deal with the singer-songwriter, who appeared on the sixth season of the reality show competition.

Birdman has announced the signing of American Idol alum Chris Richardson to Young Money/Cash Money Records.

In a PSA revealing the news, Birdman shares his love for Richardson, who recently appeared singing the hook on Tyga’s “Far Away.”

“You might have saw him, he started off the way we recognized his talent, on American Idol. Somebody who knew him, knew us and Josh connected us,” he said. “That’s how this started, us watching his talent on TV.”

Richardson, who plans on releasing his YMCMB debut in May, recently released his video for his single “In the Name of Love.” The 27-year-old initially appeared on AI’s sixth season, finishing in fifth place.

“Being part of this team, I’m really family-oriented so just having the comradery of everyone in this label is just something so special. I can’t even explain it. But it definitely is inspiring. Every day I come into the studio and I go until I stop, really. I’m so inspired to all my label mates, everybody here are still here doing the same thing.”

Watch the PSA below.

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38 Comments

  • AXAX

    fuck you guys are wack ass fuck if birdamn signed the most talented people in the world you guys will find a problem with it damn why even comment when your not even putting a intelligent comment and pop lol since when. grow some balls and stfu and to all jay-z dick riders he signed willow smith so you can stfu

  • Anonymous

    The 50 stans would say how this is a huge promotional move and a great 1 at that. smh

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay-Z has way too many dickriders. Jay-Z been a disloyal bitch for years and yet too many fags still talk about him like he's Biggie or Pac. Biggie and Pac were real dudes...they were loyal to the people who they came up with. Jay the exact opposite. He shit on everybody who helped him get to the top except Memphis he dude probably suck Jay-Zs dick when Beyonce is on tour. I swear, people who like Jay-Z worship him as if he was a god. There is nothing that he can do wrong in the eyes of his fans. Even when he makes shitty pop music like Young Forever people talk about him as if he makes only meaningful songs like Nas. Jay-Z definitely has he gayest fan base of all. I bet any one of Jay-Zs fans would agree to swallow his cock and fondle his balls on request. Everyone knows he's gonna be exposed as a fraud one day. And when he is, I hope all of his fucking bitch ass fans hang themselves.

  • Diddy

    Birdman is so lame and obvious. He's just tryin to keep Cashmoney up by signing anyone. no matter who u sign CashMoney is getting boring. plus he's signing nobodies. Wayne is still the main event over their and these guys only make him look good. lames

  • Anonymous

    One word: GAYYYYYYYY

  • Anonymous

    LOL! their reply to mr. Hudson?

  • Anonymous

    damn the trolls have destroyed this site. cant even have a conversation no more. think im done

  • YADIG

    SHOUTOUT TO YESSIR & SO ICY BOI! 5 LETTERS: YMCMB

  • YADIG

    WE DA BE$T!!!! YMCMB WE STAY SIGNING IMPECCABLE TALENT!! WE #1!!!!! FUCK THE OTHER GAY ASS LABELS!!! U FUCKIN HOMO'S DON'T KNOW REAL MUSIC!!! 5 LETTERS HERBS: YMCMB

  • Anonymous

    NThis mothafucka lookin like they found his ass on a farm in Nebraska if you listen yo YMCMB, ODD FUTURE, OR KREASHAWN YOU GOT A BABY DICK AND YA GIRLS A HO

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    man yall making this site wack azz fuck

  • YADIG

    COC NATION HEAD SLAVE-Z DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT RUNNIN A LABEL OR SIGNING GREAT ARTISTS AND PROMOTING THEM PROPERLY!! FUCK HIM 5 LETTERS: YMCMB

  • YADIG

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    • So Icy Boi!

      cosign my nigga. fuck da haters. dese elitist listen to talentless rappers like Nas & Biggie Smalls. dey dont kwon WEEZY F BABY is da best rappa alive & YMCMB da best label of all time. we dominate hip hop. nah we dominate music!!! its bigger den Mozart or Beethoven! nah its mo den music!!!! its mah religion, its mah lifestyle. to be da part of YMCMB!!!! swag

    • Burmy

      Maybe not Illmatic...but at least "400 Degreez," "Chopper City," "How U Luv That," "I Got That Work," "Tha G-Code," "Checkmate"...oh, and "Birdman," "Tha Block is Hot," and "Lights Out" too. OLD CASH MONEY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YMCMB

  • The Don

    THE SONG IS COOL BUT HE SEEM LAME AS A PERSON. LIKE HE LOOKS BORING TO BE AROUND

  • Anonymous

    Drake better watch out...he could be coming for his spot

  • Burmy

    Birdman ain't stayin' true no more...he's killed one of hip-hop's primary labels and turned it into the pop mess known as YMCMB "Rejuvenation" January 17 whoadies...support the real!

  • So Icy Boi!

    haters are mad cuz YMCMB is da best label ever. Feminem fans are jealous of Lil Waynes success. Gay-z fans are jealous of Birdmans money. swag

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    this give you suckers more to hate on

  • Damn

    Its Official, Cash Money is the gayest label ever

  • kumar

    whatever happen to Jay Sean ?

  • YESSIR

    LMAO SHOUT OUT TO MY HOMIE BIRDMAN BUT THIS GUY HAS BEEN SIGNED TO CASH MONEY FOR OVER A DAMN YEAR SHIT HE WAS ON TOUR WITH TYGA AND CHRIS BROWN. ALL THIS MEANS IS THEY ARE ABOUT TO PUT OUT SOME MUSIC

    • YESSIR

      SHOUT OUT TO BIRD MAN FOR FUCKING ME SO HARD IN THE ASS LAST NIGHT LMAO I'M LAUGHING NOW CAUSE I'm A GIGGLING LITTLE BITCH.

  • So Icy Boi!

    fuck da haters! Birdman is da richest mogul of all time. he a billionaire dumb asses. he a businessman... dis pop kid will make hits. Birdman is still mo hip hop den Feminem & Gay-Z. swag

    • So icy Boi!

      man birdman's so successful i let him jizz a little bit in my ear. shit made me deaf so now i actually like the music from ymcmb.

  • Hopit

    Did Birdman shave off his eyebrows and put tattoos on the place were they used to be?

  • anon

    ymcmb=the backstreet boys of hiphop

  • Anonymous

    I think there signing to many people start putting out your other acts

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