Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Ne-Yo Signs Sonna Rele to Universal Motown RecordsAs most of us know, Ne-Yo is doing his thing with Compound University  but the also accepted the Senior Vice President of Artist & Repertoire (A&R) position at Universal Motown Records about a year ago.  This week he signed his first international artist, Sonna Rele to the label. The very talented Ne-Yo had this to say about her talent, “There is a quality about Sonna's voice that lingers in your ears after she performs a song. Her musicianship, which caught my attention via her ‘Music Monday' videos on Facebook, is refreshing and undeniably authentic.”

The singer/songwriter/label executive surprised Sonna on stage in London to announce that she joined Motown's artist roster. Obviously excited,  Sonna spoke about her new opportunity stating, “I'm very humbled that a global superstar like Ne-Yo supports my music wholeheartedly enough to present me with a recording contract with Universal Motown Records. I've been working hard for this moment and I'm truly grateful for this opportunity. It's going to be an amazing journey ahead.”

Sonna joins some very talented Motown artists; B.J. the Chicago Kid, Stacy Barthe, MPrynt along with Chrisette Michele as the record label tries to rebuild on it's historical legacy.