Breakout R&B star Muni Long, is finally getting her flowers. After being in the music business for over 10 years, pinning some of R&B’s biggest hits for stars such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige has landed a record label partnership with Def Jam Recordings. In conjunction with her Supergiant Records label, this announcement was made public by Def Jam chairman & CEO Tunji Balogun, who personally oversaw the signing.
As she is best known for her breakthrough platinum hit single “Hrs & Hrs” it has already accumulated over 150 million streams, peaking in the Top 5 at Apple Music, #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently sitting at #3 at Urban radio, hitting the Top 10 at Rhythm Radio. With famous influencers and celebrities taking to Tik-Tok to show their love for “Hrs & Hrs” including Yung Miami, Halle Bailey, and Ari, it is easily one of the biggest songs of the year. Rapper JT took to social media to defend Long “NO! people, haters, how else will it get heard? When one person gets tired another person discovers it! Keep playing the song for hrs & hrs! Support our black people. Do you think people are overplaying “Hrs & Hrs?” To answer her question, I hope the world never stops playing it!
“It has been a lifelong goal of mine to be able to bring my gifts to the world. This alignment with Tunji and Def Jam for a global takeover is a literal dream come true,” exclaims Muni Long. “Supergiant Records started as an idea between myself and my husband Raysean in 2019 and over the course of the next two years we would invest, hire, strategize and create. As our team grew, so did our success, and as a result of hours and hours of hard work and intense focus, this year we reaped a bountiful harvest. Many, many thanks to my partners, Rashad Tyler, Raysean Hairston, Chris Anokute and all those who contributed to this historic moment. We look forward to an incredible journey with Tunji and the Def Jam family.”
“Muni represents everything a Def Jam artist should be: bold, independent, authentic, creative, visionary, and one of a kind,” said Tunji Balogun. “I have followed her artistry and journey very closely, from her time as a writer for some of the biggest artists in the world, to the incredible run of success she is now so deservedly enjoying. Muni sets the new standard for where we want to go as a label. I’m thrilled to join her and her world-class team in this exciting partnership. With all the amazing work done by Priscilla and Raysean, Chris, Rashad and the Supergiant team, along with J.R. McKee and his MPR team – combined with the resources and passion of the Def Jam family – the sky’s the limit.”
Muni Long not only has the the top R&B single, but she is also a 2022 Grammy®-nominated writer for her work on H.E.R. ‘s Back of My Mind album for the single “Process”. Outside of being Grammy Nominated, she has been named to iHeart Radio’s ‘On The Verge’ program, BET Amplified Artist of the Month for April, YouTube’s Artist On The Rise, Spotify Frequency Artist, Snapchat Artist to Watch, and Amazon Breakthrough Artist of the Month. She released a jazzy rendition of “Hrs and Hrs” as her Amazon Original Live Performance – watch here. You can also watch her performance of “Hrs and Hrs” on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Press play below to stream Muni Long’s “Hrs & Hrs” official music video that has grossed over 31 million streams on youtube.