Singer joins rapper's entertainment company
Grimes has signed a deal with Jay Z‘s company Roc Nation, according to reports.
As Pitchfork notes, the singer initially posted an image of herself on Tumblr making the company’s Roc Diamond symbol with her hands, accompanied by a caption revealing that she had “joined the x men”. The entertainment company subsequently confirmed the news on their official website and said they were “excited to welcome Grimes to the Roc Nation family”.
The specifics of Grimes’ deal with Roc Nation are not yet known, but other artists who have management deals with the company include Rihanna, MIA, Haim and Timbaland.
Earlier this month (December 3), Grimes shared a list of her favourite songs of all time, with tracks by Paramore, Mariah Carey and Dolly Parton all making the cut. The Canadian musician, real name Claire Boucher, shared the list with fans via her Tumblr. The eclectic list also included artists such as Burial, Portishead and Animal Collective alongside Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Skrillex.
Grimes was recently involved in a row with New York band Diiv after she discussed her own take on veganism, which includes occasionally eating ice cream made from cows milk. The US grunge band hit back at her rules of the dietary choice, saying what Grimes practises “is not veganism”.
Earlier this year Grimes posted excerpts from her eco-friendly tour rider on Tumblr, which stipulated that “everything is conducted in as green and eco-friendly a manner as possible backstage”. She also requested that venues only provide crockery and cutlery that is “reusable and not disposable” and bans the use of “styrofoam, plastic or foil containers” to cover food. In addition, she asks for “local, organic food wherever possible”.
The singer and producer released her third and most recent album, ‘Visions’, in January 2012.