The UK rapper, recently awarded an MBE, has followed agent Billy Wood to the London office of United Talent Agency
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‘Peace Train’ singer Yusuf, also known as Cat Stevens, signs with United Talent Agency
By Anna Grace on 27 Aug 2019
United Talent Agency (UTA) has signed award-winning singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, commonly known by the stage name Cat Stevens and later Yusuf, for representation in all areas.
The singer joins the UTA roster, which includes artists such as Craig David, Mariah Carey, Ringo Starr and Pink Floyd. Yusuf continues to be managed by Yoriyos Adamos at Catch Bull Management.
Making his debut in the mid-1960s, Yusuf is best known for songs such as ‘Peace Train’, ‘Moonshadow’ and ‘Morning has Broken’.
Yusuf has recently been recognised with some of the industry’s highest honours
He has recently been recognised with some of the industry’s highest honours, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2019.
The singer toured Australia, New Zealand, the UK, United States and Canada in 2017, following the release of his 15th studio album the Laughing Apple, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for best folk album.
In addition to music, Yusuf has been recognised for his humanitarianism, winning the Man of Peace Award at the World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates and currently working on the Peace Train aid project.
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