Cork native Allie Sherlock signs to OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder’s record label for three-album deal.
Twelve-year-old County Cork busker, Allie Sherlock, has signed a five-year record deal with OneRepublic Ryan Tedder’s record label, Patriot Records.
Sherlock, from Douglas, County Cork, made the big announcement on Saturday night live on RTE’s Ray D’Arcy Show. The young singer appeared on The Ellen Show last Monday after Ellen DeGeneres saw a video of Sherlock busking. Her interview went viral.
Tedder’s, an American singer-songwriter and producer, who has worked with Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, U2 and Adele, spotted Sherlock’s videos on Instagram. Last week he arranged for Sherlock and her Dad, Mark, to fly to Los Angeles to record and write several songs.
On Saturday Sherlock also announced that she would doing a busking tour around Europe. To mark the occasion and her big announcements D’Arcy presented the young singer with a vinyl record player.
“Ryan Tedder is like the main singer in the band OneRepublic and a producer and a songwriter,” Sherlock told D’arcy.
“He writes for Ed Sheeran and Adele mostly and then a few others, Sam Mendes, U2, Beyonce, and Paul McCartney.”
“He saw my video on Instagram and flew us over to collaborate, which is like song writing and recording. The Ellen Show had contacted us, I think two weeks before that, and we’re just doing some interviews over Skype and my dad told them that we were over in LA if they wanted me on.”
Sherlock has signed on to a five-year, three-album deal.
Her fame began last June when a video she posted on Facebook, of her busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street, singing Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers”, went viral. It’s now been views over 5.3 million times.
Sherlock appeared on The Ellen Show last week. Speaking about the experience she said, “I absolutely love her show and she was just so nice and friendly, and I was really nervous and during the break she was saying me to calm down and she was just so nice about it which made everything much easier,” she said.
“She gave me a guitar case with lights with light up words saying TIPS.”