- Title: Royal wedding gospel choir gets record deal
- Date: 24th July 2018
- Summary: WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 19, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HARRY AND MEGHAN WAVING VARIOUS OF PROCESSION IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 7th August 2018 12:59
- Keywords: Kingdom Choir Royal Wedding record deal Stand By Me music
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA0068Q3Y3BH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The London gospel choir that was watched by millions when it performed at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is to release a debut album this year after signing a record deal with Sony Music.
The Kingdom Choir, which sang "Stand By Me" at the May 19 nuptials watched by audiences around the world, will start recording the album later this month, with a global release slated for November.
The album will include "Stand By Me", which the choir also performed outside Kensington Palace on Tuesday (July 24) when the record deal was announced.
The choir has been performing for more than 20 years but entered the global limelight with their rendition of the Ben E King hit at the Windsor wedding. Their performance of the song topped the U.S. Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The choir has also announced a concert in London in late November.
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