Kelly Rowland Reportedly Leaves Record Label After Frustration With Low Sales Of “Talk A Good Game” Album
According to AlwaysAList.com, Kelly Rowland is now looking for a new record label to call home. But despite rumors that the “Dirty Laundry” singer was dropped from her record label, Universal Republic, it’s reported that she actually left the label due to a lack of support for her work on her most recent album release.
As the story goes according to AlwaysAList’s sources “close to the situation,” Rowland left because of her frustration with the record label and their lack of support of her latest album, Talk a Good Game, which featured singles “Dirty Laundry,” “Ice,” and the hit “Kisses Down Low,” which reportedly went gold. Last time we checked, the album only sold 215,000 copies since its release as of December.
The singer had a stint on the third and last season of Fox’s The X-Factor, and during that time, she wanted to release a new single so that the millions of viewers who followed the show would be exposed to her music. However, the label chose not to do that and after thinking about it, Rowland requested to be released from her contract with Universal Republic.
According to the site, Rowland joined Universal Records back in 2010 when it was under different management by exec Sylvia Rhone, and at that time, Rowland had great solo success, releasing the massive hit, “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne. But when Rhone parted ways from the company and Universal went into restructuring, the singer was put with Universal Republic. AlwaysAList claims that Universal Republic so far hasn’t had very many successful “urban” music releases, which could say a lot about why Rowland left, and how the company is marketing and treating these artists.
Rowland is reportedly being approached by other record labels, and has already started recording new songs for a new album. Can’t wait to hear it, wherever she ends up distributing it from.