Wiz Khalifa has singed worldwide co-publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, following an extremely successful 2010 which saw the release of numerous mixtapes, including the acclaimed Kush and Orange Juice.
The news came via press release, which highlighted Khalifa’s now-massive online presence. With “more than 470,000 fans following him on Twitter, more than one million ‘Likes’ on his Facebook page, and nearly 9 million profile views and 33 million plays at his official MySpace page,” the young rapper has certainly mastered the blueprint for emcees entering the game in this decade.
“Wiz Khalifa is one of those true, internet-success stories you always hear about. He released his music through the Web, it spread like wildfire, and his fans rallied around him until he broke through to the next level. He has worked extremely hard to get where he is and Warner/Chappell is a great place to ensure that that momentum keeps going,” added Scott Francis, President, Warner/Chappell Music, and Chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music U.S.
Currently Khalifa’s single “Black & Yellow” is No. 29 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.