Beyoncé has gotten into the talent acquisition game by signing three teenage girls whose music she found on YouTube.
Chloe and Halle are the recipients of a $US1 million contract, which provides for up to six albums over five years, the Post reports.
Beyoncé will collect 15 per cent of their earnings.
The sisters “worship” Beyoncé, according to the Post. Their father wrote in court papers, “We cannot think of a better person to help guide the girls.”
Sophie Beem, 14, is a singer-songwriter who plays keyboards and guitar, and writes her own music. Here she is performing two original songs at a TEDxYouth event.
Beem signed a $US560,000, the Post reports, and made it to the Top 40 on “The X Factor” in 2012 when she was just 12 years old. Her YouTube channel is devoid of any videos, but her performance of “Feel the Rush” is available on the School of Creative and Performing Arts’ YouTube account.
These three are the first artists signed to Parkwood Entertainment besides Beyoncé herself, according to 24 Urban. Beyoncé founded Parkwood Entertainment in 2008. The company is responsible for her “I Am… World Tour” documentary, as well as her forthcoming sportswear collaboration with Topshop.