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The wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was watched by millions of people across the globe and helped to bring instant recognition to the gospel choir who sang on the occasion. It was performed by the Kingdom Choir and the American soul singer Ben E King stole the show. The choir was a historic moment of the day [VIDEO]. The group performed "Stand By Me." They used to sing for small audiences and suddenly had an audience of millions. They kept them spellbound, became an instant hit on YouTube and were watched by millions of fans.

Sky News reports that Sony has signed the group up for an album and the song that became the number one on the Billboard gospel charts, will be in the album.

The group is led by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson and is expected to begin recording soon.

It was a big break

The Royal wedding of Meghan Markle, an American, and Prince Harry of the British Royal Family is now history. However, the Kingdom Choir gospel group is on its way to create history of another kind. In the words of Gibson, the choir's rise to fame was "an un-dreamt dream" and they were "absolutely delighted" at the way things have turned out.

It was an honor to sing at the wedding and it has culminated in the contract with Sony - the icing on the cake of success.

The chief operating officer of Sony Music UK, Nicola Tuer, has echoed the sentiments of the group and lauded their high caliber performance that brought them recognition. The date of release of their debut album is fixed for November 2. Later, on 28 November, they will headline a concert at London's Union Chapel.

About the Kingdom Choir

BBC revealed some little-known facts about the Kingdom Choir group. They used to perform for small audiences that seldom exceeded 200 and, suddenly, they had a viewership of a few million. The fairytale wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was a global event and given wide coverage by the media which helped to bring the choir group into the spotlight.

The group is based in London and consists of 30 singers. It was formed in 1994 and was nominated for best UK Choir at the Oasis Awards. The choir knows its job and has performed with eminent singers like Sir Elton John, Luther Vandross, the Spice Girls and Michael Ball. Kingdom Choir is now on the threshold of embarking on a new journey via its debut album from Sony Music. It is tentatively scheduled for release on 2 November. Sony music has many famous faces under their label.