NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to expand its creative investments, Island Def Jam, a division of Universal Music Group, has joined with multi-talented A&R executive and producer Breyon Prescott (Jamie Foxx, Angie Stone, Brandy) to launch his Chameleon Entertainment at the company. Moreover, Mr. Prescott will also serve as an exclusive A&R Consultant for Def Jam Recordings. Both announcements were made today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown, to whom Mr. Prescott will report.
The first signing to Chameleon Entertainment/Island Records is the debut album from gifted singer-songwriter Nikki Williams, who wrote "Fly Away" for the hit movie Country Strong. Ms. Williams is a phenomenal, 22-year-old South-African whose raspy voice and soul-stirring songwriting has already created anticipation for her 2012 debut. Ms. Williams also co-wrote "Like My Mother Does," which was performed by 2011 American Idol finalist Laura Alaina. The goal for Nikki is worldwide pop success.
"Breyon is an experienced, smart and effective talent magnet, song maven and creative force," said Mr. Weiss. "Having had success for years on the outside, we're excited to bring him inside at Def Jam so we can all go to the next level together. I really look forward to working closely with him in this effort."
"I am thrilled to bring Nikki Williams and my company to Island Def Jam," said Mr. Prescott. "I'm excited to be joining the best A&R team in the business and to be working alongside Lucian, Barry, Steve Bartels and Karen Kwak as we discover and develop the next generation of superstars."
Mr. Prescott has had a very successful career in music over the past decade, including numerous #1, Grammy Award-winning singles and serving as A&R executive, producer and executive producer on multi-platinum projects with Jamie Foxx, Kanye, Drake, Angie Stone, and Brandy to name a few.
SOURCE The Island Def Jam Music Group