NBC’s ‘The Voice’ alum Chris Mann scores record deal

Over a month after he wrapped up his run on “The Voice,” Chris Mann has come up with another way to have his voice by heard. In a press release earlier this week, it was announced that the classical / crossover singer has scored himself a major-label contract courtesy of Universal Republic’s Faircraft. The album is set to be released in the fall, which seems on paper to be perfect timing for him to come out and perform a song during a live show for the NBC series when it returns in the fall for season 3.

As if this news was not exciting enough on its own, Mann also announced that he is going to be working with a man in Ron Fair who helped shape the early career of his own coach from the show in Christina Aguilera:

“Talk about a dream situation … I get to collaborate with Ron Fair—a music exec who understands and thrives in the creative environment—and then have that music released through a major label. I’m honored to be part of his new venture and I’m equally excited to be working with Monte [Lipman] and his great team at Universal Republic.”

Anyone who follows singing competitions knows that contestants do not often get a great opportunity to stay in the limelight after their show is over, but what may make Chris a little bit different is that he has a market in the adult contemporary world that has produced many artists in the past from a TV background. Susan Boyle and Jackie Evancho are two obvious examples, and what Chris has over both of them is that he may appeal to a younger demographic while at the same time bringing in fans of Josh Groban and other mainstream classical singers.

Are you thrilled to hear this news? We’ll have more on Chris’ album as soon as we find out more information! For now, be sure to check out some of our other coverage of “The Voice.”

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