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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