The popular Japanese singer Ado has officially signed a record deal with American record label Geffen Records to release music in the United States. The deal was signed after Ado recently celebrated her 20th birthday on October 24.
In a Twitter video announcement, she said that she is excited to join Geffen Records, and that she hopes to be able to tour in the US and other countries.
Meanwhile, Tom March, the president of Geffen Records, also expressed his excitement about Ado joining the music label roster. March mentioned the success of the recent One Piece Film: Red, which is coming globally in November as a factor to the Ado record deal.
“We’re very excited to welcome Ado to the Geffen family. Her music from One Piece Film: Red has taken the world by storm and we’re looking forward to starting our partnership as the film opens here in the U.S. in November.”Geffen Records President, Tom March
Ado provided the singing voice for Uta in the One Piece Film: Red anime movie, primarily for the theme song “New Genesis”. Ado also sang other songs in the movie including “Watashi wa saikou” featuring Mrs Green Apple, “Gyakko” featuring Vaundy, “Utakata Lullaby” featuring FAKE TYPE, “Sekai no Tsuzuki” featuring Yuta Orisaka, “Tot Musica” featuring Hiroyuki Sawano, and “Kaze no Yukue” featuring Motohiro Hata.
The Geffen Records deal by Ado also coincides with her upcoming nationwide live tour called “Shinkiro”. The tour will take place from December 2022 to January 2023, where she will have 10 performances in six different locations in Japan.
Geffen Records is owned by Universal Music Group under its Interscope records imprint.