Royal wedding's Kingdom Choir lands a record deal

Screen grab of Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir from the BBC.

London's Kingdom Choir that performed at the royal wedding church ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is celebrating signing a record deal with Sony Music UK.

The choir thrilled a worldwide audience of nearly two billion people with their rendition of "Stand By Me," during the wedding church ceremony, CBS News reports.

Karen Gibson who directs the Kingdom Choir through rehearsals, as she always did, but says that since May 19 wedding day of the couple who became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, everything has changed.

"I do feel that my life is completely different to, say, two, three months ago. Completely," Gibson told CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata.

She chuckled when she said she gets recognized on the street since the choir sang at Windsor Castle.

The Kingdom Choir has have now signed a record deal with Sony Music UK and will release their debut album on November, 2, Britain's Press Association reported.

At the studio later they have included in their arrangement of the song that made them famous, and that has received more than 10 million views on YouTube since the wedding.

The choir has also announced a headline concert at London's Union Chapel on November 28.

The Kingdom Choir was founded in 1994 in London by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson.

Before performing at the royal wedding, the group's largest audience was just 200 people - but on June their version of the song was at number one on the Billboard gospel charts.

Gibson said in a PA report: "The Kingdom Choir are absolutely delighted with the journey of the past few months.

"It's been a roller coaster, but we wouldn't have it any other way - first, the honour of being able to sing at the royal wedding, and then the thrill of being signed to Sony.

"It's like an un-dreamt dream - one that you wouldn't even consider, because you never thought it could happen to you. We're very grateful and very excited about what's to come in the next few months too."

In 2000, the London-based choir that features 30 singers won BBC Radio 2's Minstrels in the Gallery, a competitive festival of religious music.

Two years later, it was nominated for best UK Choir at the Oasis Awards.

The choir has since performed alongside Elton John, Luther Vandross, the Spice Girls and Michael Ball.

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