UPDATE: People Magazine says the deal isn't quite done. Reaching out to Paltrow's rep, they were told, "There is no deal yet."
Looks like the Gwyneth Paltrow World Tour is just getting started.
The Oscar-winning actress has spent much of 2010 and 2011 showing off a little known talent, and now, it's paying off in a big way. After singing in her film "Country Strong" and in guest appearances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow is going all in on the music business, signing a record deal with Atlantic Records.
The NY Post reported on Tuesday (piggybacking on a story by The Wrap) that Paltrow had signed a $900,000 deal with the label to record and album of what sources familiar with the music told the paper was "country pop." It'll be an opportunity to show her stuff in more than quick bursts, which she's done to burst onto the scene thus far.
She portrayed a tragic country singer in "Country Strong," performing the movie's hit song, "Coming Home," at the Oscars and the CMAs (click here to see her performance). She's also in the middle of another run of "Glee" episodes -- in fact, her latest turn crooning on the show aired Tuesday night, as she sang Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" in her role as a sex ed teacher. She also shows a soft side with her cover of the Stevie Nicks classic, "Landslide."
The deal comes as no surprise; it's supposedly been in the works for a while. The singing is actually nothing new, at least as far as her family is concerned; in an interview Monday, her mother, Blythe Danner, said that, "She's been singing since she was a baby," and was excited to see her voice being found by Hollywood.
For more, click over to the NY Post.
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