Film/TV & Recording Artist Katharine McPhee Signs to Legendary Verve Records



Sep 16, 2009, 09:12 ET from The Verve Music Group

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Recording artist and actress Katharine McPhee is preparing to release her second album - Unbroken - on Verve Records, home to some of the most renowned vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and more recently, Diana Krall. Bruce Resnikoff, The Verve Music Group's President and CEO, described Katharine as "one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation."

The performer's new single, "Had It All" is currently available for purchase exclusively on iTunes. To celebrate the release of "Had It All," MySpace Celebrity debuted webisodes from Katharine where fans get a special behind-the-scenes look at her in the studio. "Had It All" is also available now to stream on MySpace Music.

Katharine McPhee traveled between Los Angeles, Nashville and Boston to write and record Unbroken, which was produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz). The album's first single, "Had It All," written by David Hodges, Mitch Allan and Kara DioGuardi, is an upbeat and infectious song reflective of Katharine's evolving sound. Katharine co-wrote six of the songs on Unbroken with Rachael Yamagata, Paula Cole, Chris Thompkins and Ingrid Michaelson, among others. Fans can also get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Unbroken on MySpace Celebrity. The webisodes follow Katharine throughout a week in the studio allowing fans to experience the recording process. Additional videos will roll out through the release of the album in January.

Katharine's acting credits include an appearance on "CSI: New York," where she premiered "Say Goodbye," a heartbreaking ballad from Unbroken as well as a co-starring role in the 2008 hit, "The House Bunny." As a recording artist, Katharine found early success with her debut album, Katharine McPhee and her first single "Over the Rainbow"/"My Destiny" which both debuted at number 2 on Billboard's 200 and Hot Singles Sales Charts, respectively.

For more information about Katharine, visit her official MySpace page:

SOURCE The Verve Music Group