◎環球音樂已與德國的嘻哈藝人Capital Bra簽約。Capital Bra本名是Vladislav Balovatsky，對他而言，2018年是一個開創性的一年，他不僅成為2018年在德國被串流聆聽最多次的藝人，而且還是德國第一位在一年內擁有8首冠軍單曲的藝人，也是德國21世紀最成功的藝人。
◎環球音樂集團中歐曲的執行長兼總裁Frank Briegmann評論Bra迄今取得的令人難以置信的成功時表示「Capital Bra的成功表明在德國，饒舌不再是一種利基音樂類型，事實上它已經成為一種真正熱門的流派。他的創造力以及我們的行銷和分銷能力將為他敞開大門。」
Universal Music has signed German hip-hop artist, Capital Bra. 2018 was a groundbreaking year for the rapper whose real name is Vladislav Balovatsky. Not only did he become Germany's most streamed artist of 2018, but he is the first artist ever to have eight No.1 hits in one year in the region and the country's most successful artist of the 21st century overall.
Commenting on Bra's incredible success thus far, Frank Briegmann, CEO & President, Universal Music Group, Central Europe said: "I am delighted that Capital Bra has chosen to work with our Urban label, headed by Neffi Temur. Capital Bra's success shows that German rap is no longer a niche genre, in fact, it has become a true hit genre. Together, his creativity and our marketing and distribution power will open all doors for him."
Capital Bra's first release on Universal, "Benzema," from his forthcoming album CB6, hit No.1 on the Official German Charts in the final chart week of last year. The album is due out in April.