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It was only a matter of time, and today that time has come… After making a huge splash last year as “Evie” in the Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS, Sofia Carson has signed an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Republic Records/Hollywood Records. Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt and Republic Records Chairman & CEO Monte Lipman made the announcement today, along with plans for Carson to premiere her debut single, “Love Is the Name,” on April 7 via Radio Disney, the same day the track ships to Top 40 Radio. The song follows Carson’s solo version of the DESCENDANTS soundtrack hit, “Rotten to the Core,” which has already garnered over 60 million video views.

“Love Is The Name” will be on sale digitally and available for streaming globally on April 8th. An alternate version featuring Latin Grammy Award-winner J Balvin will also be available to stream globally and as a download internationally.  “Love is the Name” is an infectious rhythmic pop interpolation of the international hit “Live is Life” by Opus. Hailing from Miami, Florida, and descending from Colombian parents, Carson’s music has an international flair. 

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Carson trained in vocal performance and dance since the age of 3, and has won national awards for vocal performance, dance and musical theatre.  Carson will co-star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, “Adventures In Babysitting,” alongside Sabrina Carpenter.  Sofia will be starring in the next installment of Warner Bros.’ ‘A Cinderella Story’ franchise, and will also appear in the upcoming worldwide release of “Tini: El Gran Cambio de Violetta.” Sofia is a student at UCLA. DESCENDANTS 2 is currently being developed for a 2017 release on Disney Channel.

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Pictured up top – L to R: Mio Vukovic, SVP of A & R, Head of Creative; Ken Bunt, President, DMG; Sofia Carson; Monte Lipman, Chairman/CEO, Republic Records; Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Head of Urban A&R, Republic Records; Charlie Walk, President, The Republic Group; Photo Credit: Lester Cohen

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