Katy Perry Launches Her Own Music Label, Reveals Her Debut Artist

In a collaboration unlike any she's done thus far, the pop singer joined forces with her own record label, Capitol, to launch Metamorphosis Music.

By Chima Simone
|  Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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Katy Perry's already "got the eye of the tiger," but now she's also got her ears tuned to her very own vanity music label.

In a collaboration unlike any she's done thus far, the pop singer joined forces with her own record label, Capitol, to launch Metamorphosis Music.

And she took to social media to ecstatically make the announcement, while also revealing singer/songwriter Ferras Alqaisi as her first signed artist.

Singing the newly signed crooner's praises on Twitter--declaring him "incredibly talented &soulful"--Perry promoted his self-titled EP that she produced which includes their duet, "Legends Never Die."

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Ferras took to Instagram to do some promoting of his own!

"The secret is out! I've signed to my dear friend @katyperry's new record label Metamorphosis Music. Today is the day that my EP is finally out and I'm so happy I now get to share it. Let me know what u think!!! Also, catch me opening up for Katy on #ThePrismaticWorldTour starting June 22!..." the pop singer shared his album cover with a rapidly increasing legion of fans.

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According to USA Today, this is not his first foray into the music industry. The up-and-comer was discovered by Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst while he was still studying at Berklee College of Music and was subsequently signed to Capitol Records in 2007. That led to his chance meeting with Perry and their new promising partnership.

"Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen," the "Dark Horse" singer said in a statement about the signing. "I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold."

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