News: Olivia Lands Post-G-Unit Record Deal, Ready To Make Wonda-ful Music
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 4:15PM
Former G-Unit member Olivia has officially signed a new record deal after a publicized search on "Love & Hip Hop," finally landing a deal with Grammy-winning producer Jerry Wonda's label.
While details are still scarce, her record deal became public knowledge on Monday, April 30.
Things are finally looking up for Olivia's music career. The 31-year-old songstress has officially inked a deal with Grammy-nominated producer Jerry Wonda and his label imprint, Wonda Music. Having been signed to two record labels before this, Olivia Longott is no stranger to the entertainment world. In fact, much of her struggle was aired on this past season of VH1's 'Love & Hip-Hop' as viewers got an inside glimpse of the ups and downs of Olivia's journey to reach this destination. Olivia is aiming to release her album 'Show The World' later this year. (Singersroom)
Earlier this month, Jerry Wonda spoke to SOHH about his bond with the R&B singer.
"You know, Olivia has always been a friend," Jerry told SOHH. "I love her. As a friend, I'm always going to be around for whatever she needs. I'm always going to be there. She's someone I will always support. I always felt she never had a fair chance. I'm by her [side] and I want to help her out as a friend and then we'll figure out where business is going to take us. We'll figure it out but we hang out. We recently went to a concert and so she's a good friend." (SOHH)
Wonda also gave SOHH the scoop on plans to work out a business relationship with her.
"I've got a few writers and producers I am working with. There's a lot of things I can't say right now but I'm looking to get a movement going on with Olivia. [laughs] I wasn't trying to say it, but there's some things going on. ... To be a Wonda music artist, you've got to be hungry," Wonda added. "You've got to have the longevity, I have to see it in you. There [are] a lot of artists calling my phone every day. Sign. Sign. Sign. It's not about signings to me. It's about seeing how I can create a movement with Wonda Music artists. I don't want that artist to just drop one song and disappear. ... You have to be ready. Not only just the talent but your mind has to be ready. You have to understand what your purpose is on Wonda Music." (SOHH)
On last season's "Love & Hip Hop," Wonda and Olivia are seen working together in his studio.
Olivia is tired of doing the same type of deals and getting stuck with "their" music so she decides not to go with the offer from EMI Music. Rich Dollaz tells her without the deal he can't pay for her career anymore. Olivia finally stands up and says she will give whatever it takes to prove she is in it for the long haul. Olivia wrote a letter to her mother (who would always write letters instead of talking to her) and she wants to make it into a song. She visits Jerry Wonda. As soon as Jerry hears the words he plays a melody and the song is on its way. (Reality Aired)
Check out Olivia and Jerry Wonda below: