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Jón Jónsson Signs To Epic Records

November 27, 2012 at 5:56pm

Popular singer-songwriter Jón Jónsson recently signed to Epic Records, part of Sony Music Entertainment, after wowing label boss L.A Reid.

The rising Icelandic star told Fréttablaðið it was an opportunity he "had to jump at" when Reid invited Jón and pianist Kristján Sturla Bjarnason to meet him at his office in New York.

Reid is well known for being a key figure in the success of recording artists including Rihanna, Pink, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and many others.

Jónsson and Bjarnason initially had played several songs for Bryant Reid, L.A.’s brother, about a year ago via a contact in the US. Bryant later contacted Jónsson to set up a meeting with L.A and, according to reports, the singer impressed Reid with a live performance of his songs 'When You're Around' and 'Kiss In The Morning' in his office.

Take a listen to these two tracks right here!