Gwyneth Paltrow Signs Record Deal

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900,000 deal with Atlantic Records to record a “country pop” album.

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“Many labels would be reluctant to give a deal to a star whose first priority is film, but in recent weeks there have been discussions with Atlantic. Gwyneth is a very different name for Atlantic, and one who brings a lot of recognition,” a source tells the NY Post.

The Warner Music-owned label’s impressive roster includes big names like Sean Paul, B.o.B., James Blunt, Phil Collin, and Kid Rock.

Paltrow entering the music scene shouldn’t come as a shock to music insiders and fans. She starred as a country singer in the movie Country Song, performed Academy-Award-nominated “Coming Home” at the Oscars and CMAs, and sang the hit “Forget You” alongside Cee Lo Green at the Grammys.

This week Paltrow returned to Fox’s Glee as sex teacher Holly Holiday who sang Joan Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch Me” and Stevie Nicks classic “Landslide.”

“I thought, ‘How much fun it would it be to sing and dance and just be ridiculous and silly?’ I’m just having so much fun. My parts were usually quite serious, and I was looking for something fun and different to do,” Paltrow said in response to accepting the part for Glee.

Paltrow’s mother Blythe Danner is excited for her daughter’s voice to be found in Hollywood. Danner said during an interview on Monday, “She’s been singing since she was a baby.”

Paltrow has said on the red carpet that she’d love to record with close friend Jay-Z. “I think we’d be a good combination.”

Paltrow, 38, is married to the lead singer of Coldplay Chris Martin.

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