Tesco has secured the exclusive launch of pop star Nadine Coyle’s debut solo album.
The singer, formerly of Girls Aloud, will release her first single Insatiable on November 1, followed by an album on November 8. They are both on her own label Black Pen.
Coyle said: “To be able to create an album where you are in complete creative control and to work with people as supportive, powerful and forward thinking as Tesco is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an artist. Releasing my album through Tesco is such a great way to connect with everybody.”
The move is the first time an artist has released a debut solo album through one retailer.
Tesco head of entertainment Rob Salter said: “We are delighted that Nadine Coyle has agreed to entrust the first album of her solo career to Tesco. Nadine has delivered a real album with musical integrity and, most of all, that great big warm voice and fantastic songs which we believe will speak to all of Tesco’s customers.”
Coyle is the third artist, after Simply Red and Faithless, to sign an exclusive deal with Tesco. It will be available in more than 1,200 stores and online.