Drake has signed R&B singer Naomi Sharon to his label OVO Sound, making Sharon the first female artist he has signed. Drizzy announced the signing on Thursday night, referring to Sharon as his “dear friend.”
“I been waiting for this day for too long now where the world finally gets to digest the insane amount of work you have put in since we met,” he wrote on Instagram, tagging Sharon. “My dear friend just dropped her single Another Life on OVO SOUND.”
“Words cannot express how happy I am I can finally share this news with the world. And I cannot thank you enough for this insane opportunity,” Sharon gushed in her post.
In tandem with the announcement of Sharon becoming a member of the label, the Caribbean and Dutch singer shared two new singles, each of which feature production from Drake’s frequent collaborator and OVO Sound co-founder, Noah “40” Shebib.
“Another Life” is a slow-burning lovesick song set to a pulsating dance beat. Sharon switches it up on the second track, the comparably lighter entitled “Celestial.” True its name, “Celestial” is an ethereal, floaty record, where Sharon’s mushy vocals are backed by the sounds of the forest.