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Life is imitating art for “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who just signed a new deal with Columbia Records!

We see Jussie (pictured above on the keyboard) singing his heart out every week as Jamal Lyon Fox’s addictive, fascinating hit drama “Empire.” It’s can’t miss TV on Wednesdays, and that’s as much for the story as it is for the music.

Now, Jussie’s grabbed the attention of some music industry pros, and he’s getting another chance to share his musical gift in a new way. “There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia,” Jussie announced during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, adding that he’s going to be in some amazing company at Columbia. “So, darling, I’m label mates with Beyoncé and Adele and Barbra Streisand.”

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shouldn’t expect a similar vibe from Jussie’s own studio project. He would still love to have his friends from the show contribute something creatively to the album, though. “It’s going to be a whole different thing. Now, the Empire family will still have something to do with it,” said Jussie.

“I would love for Terrence to come and oversee the production of all of the music,” he continued.  “I would love for Timbaland to come on and Jim Beanz. We’ve all talked and they’re all down to work on it.”

No release date has been announced for the album yet, but we can’t wait to hear his first cut!


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