Just one week after Kelly’s “amicable departure” from Columbia comes news of Solange being dropped from her imprint, Geffen, due to poor sales of her latest album, Sol-Angel and the Hadly Street Dreams. They say she was released after the label decided not to renew her contract after a 1-year deal with them. Damn!
The disc, which was her sophomore album, was released last summer (August 2008), and after over 6 months of circulation has only sold 138,000 copies to date. Black Voices says the poor performance of the disc has prompted label execs to bring their working relationship to an end.
“Geffen did a one-off deal with Music World Entertainment for Solange and wasn’t interested in doing a new contract with her. People at the label really liked working with her because other than her infamous news outburst in Las Vegas, she was a constant professional. There were challenges dealing with her camp, but Solange was great to work with. In the end, the CD didn’t sell despite Solange’s countless high profile appearances,” the record label source told AOL BV’s Jawn Murray.