Relax, Pia Toscano supporters . It looks like things are going to work out just fine for your girl.
Less than a week after her shocking exit from “American Idol,” it appears that Toscano has already landed a record deal … with “Idol” advisor Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records.
That’s according to Us Weekly, which reported that Toscano had signed with Interscope, and was headed into the studio to begin work on her first album for the label ASAP.
“Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP,” a source tells Us. “Starting [Thursday] night after the show, Interscope told her they wanted her, and first thing [Friday] morning Interscope brass started calling every top songwriter and producer in town to get an album together and rush release it.
Of course, while the source calls it “basically a done deal,” there’s still no official comment from Interscope on the matter. A rep for the singer told E! Online this weekend that the reports of her signing are “all rumor,” and a spokesperson for the label did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.
If the reports are true, Toscano, 22, would follow in the footsteps of fellow “Idol” castoff Chris Medina , who released a single, “What Are Words,” through Interscope earlier this year. In late 2010, 19 Entertainment, which produces the show, announced that it had ended its long-term relationship with Sony Music in favor of a new multiyear deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope-Geffen-A&M division to market, promote and distribute “Idol” artists’ albums.
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