As of yesterday, like so many Disney Channel stars before her — including Selena Gomez and Bridgit Mendler — Zendaya Coleman signed the dotted line for a recording contract with Hollywood Records. She tweets:
And linked to the following photo from inside the Hollywood Records offices on Mobli:
This announcement comes within the same week as the premiere of her Swag It Out tour, where she’ll be joined by Pop Lyfe Band and other special guests (like Bella Thorne, perhaps?). The performances began this past Sunday in Oakland, CA (her hometown!) and will continue through September 2012.
But Zendaya’s not the only star to recently jump on the bandwagon. Ross Lynch, along with the rest of his family band, R5, negotiated a deal for themselves with Hollywood Records back in April, just before their West Coast tour. At the time, Disney Executive Vice President Ken Bunt said, “[Hollywood Records is] thrilled about R5’s potential. They can write clever songs, sing, play multiple instruments, and act.”
Soon after, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale scored a singing contract for herself at the same label. After the news was released, Lucy exclaimed, “I’m overjoyed and honored to become a member of the Hollywood Records family. I’ve admired the careers they’ve made and can’t wait to see how my musical path is paved out. I’d just like to thank Ken Bunt and everyone involved for giving me the chance to show a whole different side of myself, which is a huge passion for music.”