NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2015) – Hot on the heels of Pitch Perfect 2’s monumental success with the biggest box office opening ever for a musical, Academy Award-nominated superstar Hailee Steinfeld has officially signed to Republic Records. The singer, performer, and actress is in the studio working on her debut release with the likes of Captain Cuts, Harvey Mason, The Futuristics, Mattman & Robin from MXM to name a few.
Audiences everywhere first got the opportunity to hear her perform in Pitch Perfect 2, when the highly anticipated sequel debuted in theaters last week. Hailee’s powerhouse voice takes center stage in the film, illuminating her soaring range, style, and spirit. Now, the world will get to hear like never before.
Republic Records executive vice president Charlie Walk comments, “The moment that we met Hailee we found her commitment to music inspiring. She has the vision, natural talent and dedication to compete at the highest level. We are thrilled to be a part of her musical journey.”
Republic Records co-founder and chief executive Monte Lipman says, “Hailee is a multi-talented artist and among her many gifts, her voice is both unique and undeniable. It’s exciting to have her join the Republic family.”
A true 21st century showstopper, HAILEE STEINFELD captured the hearts of viewers with her breakout turn as Mattie Ross in The Coen Brothers’ critically 2010 opus, True Grit. At just 14-years-old, she garnered an Academy Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” as well as a BAFTA nomination in the category of “Best Actress in a Leading Role”. She went on to star in the 2013 sci-fi epic Ender’s Game as well as Romeo and Juliet, Three Days to Kill, and Begin Again. 2015 sees her not only star in Pitch Perfect 2, but release her very first single.