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Singer Samantha J

Inks HUGE Deal

Jamaican It Rain!

5/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0523-samantha-j-getty-01'Memba mi tell yu, Jamaican singer Samantha J ah do big tings ... di pretty gyal just sign a record deal fi ah whole heap ah cheddar. Jah! Rastafari!!

Now, the translation: Samantha recently signed with Columbia Records -- and TMZ obtained a copy of the deal ... which will make the "Tight Skirt" star a very rich 17-year-old ... if she sticks with the label long enough.  

The pay structure is set up so that Samantha's first album gets her an advance of at least $325,000 ... and as high as $700,000, if needed.

According to the contract -- if Samantha sticks with Columbia through her 6th album -- she'll collect up to a $1.1 million advance!

She's also getting fat royalties ... at least 16% of sales. 

That's the kinda scratch that'll get Samantha ... one 'nuff yaad down ah Jamrock ... right near di beach, boyee!

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bigfranklittle    

Um label advances are loans and there's this word called recoupe that kicks in before that 16% it's also a license to rack up bills on the artist, just putting it out there now so in 5 years people won't be saying where did all that money go

153 days ago
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haha    

The music industry is just a manufacturing plant for sh!tty pop music

153 days ago
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Brian    

Who? Sounds booooooring.

153 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Sounds like a Rihanna ripoff

153 days ago
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Lina    

I like it, I hope she goes far. She should totally duet on a single with RiRi, preferably a summer jam. Their voices would mesh well.

153 days ago
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Vince    

Just terrible

153 days ago
7.

D    

Hasn't this already been done about 12yrs ago?? Brit & Rihanna?

153 days ago
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FuckYouTMZFreedomofSpeechmyAss    

Who? Next..

153 days ago
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datruth    

This is NOT a representation of real dancehall music...Hate to see it so watered down just for a crossover hit...Anyway <3 JAMAICA!

153 days ago
10.

harvey is racist    

who's this poor man's rihanna looking ass broad?

she even sounds like rihanna. lol

153 days ago
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Truth    

LAME! ANYONE IN CONTRACT LAW KNOWS MUSIC DEALS ARE OUTRIGHT THIEVERY! BITCH PROLLY GOT A 360... DEAL. SHE B DROPPED ONCE THE 1ST CD FLOPS. BIG TIME. THEN ENDS UP IN DEBT IN THE LOSER DIME A DOZEN BACK ALLEY LIKE THE REST OF THE LIP SYNCERS. #TRUTH!!

153 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

Columbia Records (Randy Jackson VP A&R)
RIAA
NARAS
BMI
Studio-"Gangstas"-Chumpsters:
"WE won't let another Mutha-F***** Elvis happen!"


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153 days ago
13.

sowhat    

i guess this is why some Jamaicans are lighting their skin... you may get a chance to get paid a crap load of money to do something so common amongst many other Caribbean artist and not even have to be good at it.

although i understand that she will be marketable to a larger audience.
Columbia will definitely make her the next Rhianna.

you go white girl!
she she do song with Ziggy Azelia and call it 'pimping the ghetto'. I'd buy it. :)

153 days ago
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MILK    

the eurovision tranny singer shaved his beard?

153 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Being compensated for talent is an all but forgotten concept - except in this case.

Sunsplash 2014.

153 days ago
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