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‘American Idol’ Runner Up La’Porsha Renae Lands Major Record Deal

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La’Porsha Renae might have ended her journey on American Idol on Thursday night, but her career in the music industry is just beginning.

According to Billboard, Porsha has landed a major deal with Universal Music Group family, signing with 19/Big Machine/Motown Records, in partnership with Big Machine. Harmon also locked in a deal with 19/Big Machine Records.

“Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the farewell season of American Idol, we have made the decision to sign both the winner, Trent Harmon, and runner-up, La’Porsha Renae, to exclusive recording agreements,” Big Machine Label Group founder and CEO Scott Borchetta revealed to Billboard.

Brochetta added “I can’t think of a better way to bring this American institution to a close. Everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, the Universal Music Group and Motown Records are so thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to get to work.”

And while these two final Idol contestants have landed record deals, the Mississippi natives will most likely join forces in the studio in the future. Following Thursday night’s two hour finale, Renae revealed to Entertainment Tonight, “We got to! We’re from the South. [We should] make a good old Southern album or song,”

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