JUST one year after the release of her breakout hit Tight Skirt, singer Samantha J has signed a record deal with major American label Columbia Records. The 17-year-old, who is currently on a promotional trip in North America, is upbeat about the Columbia agreement. "I cannot express how happy I am to be a part of the Columbia Records family. The label has a rich history of developing great artistes and music. As soon as I have my exams under my belt, I can't wait to get back to producing music and most of all making Jamaica proud," Samantha J said in a media release. The Ocho Rios-based singer won the 2014 Youth View Award for Favourite Breakout Celebrity with Tight Skirt. Her follow-up single is Hot Gal Anthem. Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, has had a number of Jamaican acts on its roster over the years.