By Tim Stack
Updated September 09, 2010 at 06:50 PM EDT

Will Smith’s nine-year-old daughter, Willow, has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Columbia Records to release her debut album. This news comes on the heels of Willow’s first single, “>”Whip My Hair,” gaining Internet buzz (you can read my thoughts on the song here). In a statement, Jay-Z said, “We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.”

Listen below to “Whip My Hair”…

What do you think about Willow signing with Roc Nation, Music Mix-ers? Is that a smart choice for the young singer?

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