Alicia Keys Beefing With Label?

Published: Sunday 15th Apr 2007 by Sam
NY Daily News is reporting that R&B star Alicia Keys has pushed back the release of her third album from June to October. The official reason given by her spokesperson was that there were ‘scheduling conflicts’ with her blossoming acting career. However, it is rumoured that the singer is unhappy with the promotions situation at her label, J Records. Ken Wilson, the promotions director Keys ‘trusted and relied on’ was fired from the Clive Davis owned label.

Whatever the case, there are definite problems over at J Records. Solid albums by previously successful artists such as Fantasia and Monica severely underperformed due to bad promotion. It was as if the label’s artists would pop-up a month before their album would drop. With no single out now, Alicia would have been in the same situation come June. The label need to sort themselves out if they want their artists to actually sell; it’s not good when the top artist isn’t happy. It kinda makes me worry for upcoming J Records releases from Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson.

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  1. Anonymous April 15, 2007

    DAYUM! I been waitin on her

  2. Anonymous April 16, 2007

    alicia could get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. mel April 17, 2007

    yeah but fantasia and monica aren’t that popular anyway. alicia’s album will do well as will j-hud’s and whitney’s.

    leona lewis is on j records too, definitely looking forward to that album!

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