×

Israeli Artist Dennis Lloyd Signs With Arista Records

Tel Aviv native Dennis Lloyd has just inked a contract with Arista Records, the label announced Friday.

The deal comes just before Lloyd debuts much anticipated new music, following his 2017 international smash hit “Nevermind,” which went to No. 3 on the U.S. alternative charts and also made the mainstream top 40, adult top 40 and dance charts. Globally, it’s been streamed over 750 million times.

Lloyd spoke to Variety in September ahead of his L.A. show, sharing how his decision to change his name from Nir Tibor to a something more ambigious has lead to his success in countries like Qatar, who have a rocky relationship with Israel.

His music is an eclectic mix of solo trumpet, vocals and infectious beats. Described by Arista as “threading the needle between R&B, reggae, pop and jazz,” Lloyd has said he refuses to identify with any one genre.

This year he’ll be hitting the U.S. festival circuit, appearing at Coachella in April, the Governors Ball in New York in May and Firefly in Dover, Delaware in June.

“Dennis Lloyd is a unique and multi-faceted career artist who will make a huge impact on music,” said Arista president and CEO David Massey. “I’m excited for the world to hear new songs that brilliantly showcase his authenticity, passion and grit.”

“Nothing was more important than finding a partner who supports my creative vision. It’s clear David and the Arista team will do just that. I’m excited to share new music with my fans,” Lloyd said.

Popular on Variety

More Music

  • Born to Be Live: 'Easy Rider'

    Born to Be Live: 'Easy Rider' Gets a Concert/Screening Premiere at Radio City

    In a year full of major 50th anniversary commemorations — from Woodstock to the moon landing — why not one for “Easy Rider,” Dennis Hopper’s hippie-biker flick that was released on July 14, 1969? That was the idea when a rep for Peter Fonda, who starred in the film as the laid-back Captain America, reached out [...]

  • Rob Thomas Sammy Hagar

    Sammy Hagar Joins Rob Thomas for 'Smooth' Performance (Watch)

    Who do you call when your pal Carlos Santana has plans on a Friday night? If you’re Rob Thomas, you recruit another famous friend, rocker Sammy Hagar, who turned up to help the singer close out the latest show of his Chip Tooth Smile tour with a performance of “Smooth” at the Fox Performing Arts [...]

  • US record producer The-Dream arrives for

    Top Music Publishers Come Together for Songs of Hope Honors

    The 15th annual Songs of Hope honors united songwriters, music industry insiders and more than a few preeminent doctors at producer Alex Da Kid’s Sherman Oaks compound on Thursday night. Jimmy Jam returned to host the event, which served as a fundraiser for the ever-vital City of Hope medical treatment center as well as a [...]

  • Monkees/Badfinger/Nazz Supergroup Takes Beatles' 'White Album'

    Monkees/Badfinger/Nazz Supergroup Gets Back to '68 by Touring Beatles' 'White Album'

    The 50th anniversary re-release of 1969’s “Abbey Road” may be just days away, but that doesn’t mean Beatles fans have been there and done that when it comes to celebrating ’68. Todd Rundgren, the Monkees’ Mickey Dolenz, Badfinger’s Joey Molland and several other name musicians of a certain vintage are teaming up to go out [...]

  • Rob Cowan, Greg Silverman'The Conjuring 2'

    Greg Silverman’s Stampede, School of Rock Team for Unscripted Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    Former president of Warner Bros. Pictures Greg Silverman is partnering with School of Rock through his content creation company Stampede. The collaboration with the music school will create exclusive content, starting with the development of an unscripted series.  School of Rock operates a network of performance-based education franchises that offer students of all ages guidance [...]

  • 'Downton Abbey' Music Gets 'Bigger, Better,

    As 'Downton Abbey' Hits the Silver Screen, the Music, Too, Gets 'Bigger, Better, Grander'

    When “Downton Abbey” fans hear that familiar strings-and-piano theme, a Pavlovian response ensues: Get to the television immediately, because you don’t want to miss a minute of the addictive Crawley family melodrama to follow. This week, with the “Downton Abbey” movie reaching theaters on Friday, fans can’t wait for their fix of Lady Mary and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content