Pop beauty Natasha Bedingfield has secured a staggering $1.8 million (GBP1 million) record deal with American music giants EPIC.

The SINGLE star flew to New York to meet the label's manager DAVID MASSEY on Sunday (21NOV04) straight after scooping the Hot New Talent award at Britain's SMASH HITS POLL WINNERS' PARTY.

Natasha and her singer brother Daniel's manager NEALE EASTERBY says, "Epic's David Massey has been a huge fan of both Bedingfields from very early on. When the opportunity arose to work with Natasha he jumped at it."

26/11/2004 02:57