2015 hasn’t set off to the best of starts for Pop feline Nicole Scherzinger.
For, it appears the singer isn’t only severing ties in her private life but also in her professional endeavours.
As we reported, the former Pussycat Doll signed a lucrative deal with Sony Music in 2013, the inner workings of which saw her output released via RCA UK in the United Kingdom. Last year, as she neared completion of her first album under the agreement, ‘Big Fat Lie’, it was announced that fellow Sony label Epic Records had signed on to spearhead the project’s US release.
Fast forward to today and not only has there been no further mention of the LP’s Stateside arrival, Scherzinger has mysteriously disappeared from Epic’s official website – prompting many to deduce that she has been dropped by the L.A Reid helmed imprint.
Coupled with the murmurs that she’s no longer with RCA UK, it’s seeming increasingly likely that the 36 year old isn’t with Sony – anywhere, at all.
Given the tragic performance of ‘Lie’, the unfortunate truth is that this is hardly surprising.
In the words of Tyra Banks…”We were all rooting for you!” However, clearly – yet again – it just doesn’t seem like this was Nicole’s season. Which begs the question…what’s the reason?
On this occasion, it really is oh so simple. Her album was offensively awful.
Executive produced by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, it was an audio nightmare and had us side-eyeing all involved; Terius and co for selling her dollar-store songs and Nicole herself for accepting them. All that talent and no ability to discern when being served hot doo-doo on a platter?
Saying that, we have it on reliable word that Scherzinger actually recorded much of the project on her own coin and teamed with Sony to release it. A point which, though taking a little of the sting out of the “dropped” angle (as it may have only been a one project deal), has us wondering who at said label would have listened to “that” album and ever thought it acceptable to the ear.
Whatever the case, it’s all a bit of a mucky mess. Some may write Nicole off, but we still wish her the best nonetheless.