Interscope Records signed 15 year-old singer -songwriter Taylor Momsen, star of The CW’s popular television series, Gossip Girl. The Momsen fronted rock band, The Pretty Reckless are scheduled to release their full length debut cd this fall.
Momsen, who has been recording in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, shares album writer credits with Toby Gad (Fergie, Beyonce, The Veronicas), James Michael (Alanis Morissette, Motley Crue) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Morningwood). In addition to co-writing all the songs, Momsen fronts the band, singing lead vocals.
“Taylor has an incredible presence and when she decided to make Interscope her musical home we were thrilled,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records.
“I’m so excited to be among the talented and respected artists signed to Interscope Records. Partnering with Jimmy Iovine is an honor.”
Momsen also signed to powerhouse management company, DAS Communications, Ltd who broke The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, The Fugees and John Legend. “Rock singer/songwriters like Taylor don’t come around very often. Taylor is an artist with a genuine voice and a unique point of view. DAS is proud to add her to the list of superstar artists that have been managed by our company,” says David Sonenberg, President of DAS Communications.
Momsen, who stars as Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl, began acting professionally at age three. In 2000 Taylor starred as Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Recently Taylor was named one of the most beautiful people in the world in People Magazine.
Be sure to check out The Pretty Reckless at www.theprettyreckless.com and on the road with The Veronicas.
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