Decca Records, the division of Universal Records that is responsible for Lady Gaga, Eminem and Amy Winehouse, has just signed their newest group—a secluded order of Benedictine nuns.
The record company, who has been looking to replicate their success when they signed a group of Austrian monks in 2008, selected the nuns from more than 70 groups vying for the deal from around the world. The nuns, who live in a convent near Avignon, France,are reportedly skilled in Gregorian Chant.
Since the nuns are secluded, the recording of all tracks will take place inside the convent, as well as the shooting of the album cover. The Reverend Mother Abbess has said of the signing: “At first we were worried it would affect out cloistered life, so we asked St Joseph in prayer. Our prayers were answered, and we thought that this album would be a good thing if it touches people’s lives and helps them find peace.”
I bet Amy Winehouse did the same thing before signing her deal. (via the Independent)