'Pitch Perfect 2' star Hailee Steinfeld lands record deal
Hailee Steinfeld’s having quite the week: Pitch Perfect 2—which she starred in—debuted at No. 1, she played a part in Taylor Swift’s record-breaking “Bad Blood” music video, and she just landed a record deal with Republic Records.
“The moment that we met Hailee we found her commitment to music inspiring,” Republic Records’ executive vice president Charlie Walk said in a statement. “She has the vision, natural talent, and dedication to compete at the highest level. We are thrilled to be part of her musical journey.”
That musical journey so far includes Steinfeld’s performance of “Flashlight” in Pitch Perfect 2 and an acoustic version of the song featuring guitar work from Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. Apparently there’s more to come soon, though—Republic Records says the Oscar-nominated actress is “in the studio working on her debut release” now.