The Kingdom Choir, the gospel choir which sang a memorable rendition of “Stand By Me” at the royal wedding of Prince and Meghan Markle on May 19 has signed a record deal with Sony Music.
Their performance, viewed by millions around the world, quickly topped the US Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The choir which has been performing for over 20 years promptly surged into the limelight after their performance at the royal wedding.
The 30-person choir will start recording an album later this month, with a global release slated for November.
The album will include ‘Stand By Me’ which the choir performed outside Kensington Palace on Tuesday in celebration of the deal.
Choir leader Karen Gibson said that:
“We are absolutely over the moon, delighted, it’s a dream. We’re all so excited”.
“We really didn’t expect that and we really just thought that we would have a lovely time at the wedding and maybe have a bit of a platform, but then this happens.
“I would never have thought it in a million years”.