The former Destiny’s Child member was signed to Universal Republic before her name was recently “no longer listed on the labels roster of artists,” S2S magazine claims.
It wouldn’t be that shocking if Kelly did get dropped from the label. The struggle has been real for Ms. Rowland who has only managed to shift 215,000 copies of her newest record which was released worldwide over the summer.
… and this was just months after she performed on stage with Bey and Michelle Williams at the Super Bowl which hundreds of millions tuned in to watch!
Beyonce quadrupled Kelly’s sales in a week.
“Supposedly there had been plans to re-release the album with some additional tracks. It’s not clear if that idea has been scrubbed in the wake of news that Kelly was cut from Universal,” the source goes on to add.
So what’s next for Kelly Rowland? She recently told the press that she had started working on her new album but now that she’s no longer on her record label, what is she going to do now?
Perhaps we’re missing the potential outcome of this — she may have just changed labels and forgot to let her fans know about it. No? Okay well I tried making an excuse for Kelly’s axe from her label but it’s clearly not working.
First and foremost, I was shocked to learn that Kelly would drop an album in June of last year – the same week J. Cole and Kanye West were dropping their anticipated album. That alone sets you up for failure.
Maybe Wendy Williams is right — Kelly should find herself a wealthy man and start thinking about having children. I mean, look at Beyonce. She’s popped out a baby and still managed to sustain her career level.
The struggle is real for R&B singers, especially females. Beyonce is kinda selfish for not putting Kelly on her album though. That way the Beyhive fans would start checking for Kelly again and perhaps buy her music.
The album wasn’t even that bad but then again, it’s hard when these artists are living in a Beyonce-Rihanna world.