Has Nicole Nicole Scherzinger Been Axed From Epic Records?

Published: Thursday 19th Feb 2015 by Sam
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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.

Details below…

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.

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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.

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  1. Britney Stan February 19, 2015

    Is anyone surprised?

    She’s a bigger flop then Ciara and Kelly Rowland

    • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 19, 2015

      You f***** monkey b**** has S****** Jean sold 200k yet

      • maurice February 19, 2015

        i on fack wit britney, but she lipsyncs and still sells out arenas and albums.
        ur fave cant.
        SIT… like a dog, ho.

      • Rosie February 19, 2015

        Has Cedric?

    • Rihyonce February 19, 2015

      @ #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) lmfaoooo um sweetheart Britney Spears has done more than Ciara will ever do!
      she may not be popping today but Britney def had a good career !

  2. The Beysus Impact February 19, 2015

    She’s 37???!!!!

  3. Lolz February 19, 2015

    Well this is no surprise. Something about her and solo stardom never clicked. Shes a pretty face with a good voice but you also need that ‘X Factor’ which she just does not have.

  4. Slay_Hive February 19, 2015

    Oh My! but I did like one of her her songs from her last album “Don’t Hold Your Breath”

    • musicMatters101 February 20, 2015

      Thats the only solo song by her I ever really liked. EVER!

  5. CherylSoldierr February 19, 2015

    Screeeeeeeaaaaming!!!!!!!

    • maurice February 19, 2015

      Cheryl gone platinum worldwide yet?
      PAAHAHAHA. KIIII.

      • CherylSoldierr February 19, 2015

        But you can’t go platinum worldwide? Yall are so stupid lmao. Literally reaching for kiis

  6. Swertnothings78 February 19, 2015

    Good with PCD and apart from ‘right there’ nothing been ‘right’……anywhere (in music).

    • WHO ME? WHO YOU, NIGGAA? HA HA HA! (QUEEN SLAYZEALIA) February 19, 2015

      Ooh, I see what you did right there. Chile, you better get it!! You got me living right now!!!!

  7. Gee February 19, 2015

    Not too surprised as Nicole never popped off as a solo artist.

  8. I STAN(D) FOR FLOPS February 19, 2015

    Nicole Scherzinger > Fleayonce> Fleanna . All im sayin

    • FutureCiara February 19, 2015

      OMG Her EDGES in that avi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • I STAN(D) FOR FLOPS February 19, 2015

        – R.I.P. Rihanna’s Walls & Career [2005-2015]
        – R.I.P. Ci-Errors Engagement [2013- nevermind]

        lol I don’t know which is worse, help me choose!

    • Slay_Hive February 19, 2015

      Girl did you not see that big ass plug in R******’s head before you used that pic? BAWHAHAHAHAHA

      • I STAN(D) FOR FLOPS February 19, 2015

        OBVIOUSLY I DID. dats why I called her ‘Fleanna’.

      • Slay_Hive February 19, 2015

        LMAO I just noticed your name. Thought you were that other h**!

    • Rihyonce February 19, 2015

      Are you trying to say Nicole floppylicious is better than beyonce and rihanna lmaoooo b**** BYEEEEEE !! AND BY THE WAY THATS WHEN RIHANNA SHAVED THE SIDE OF HER HEAD DOLL..LMFAOO WHAT AN IDIOT SHE CLEARLY HAS EDGES… HER EDGES HAVE MORE OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT THAN NICOLE S***-ZINGER !!

      • I STAN(D) FOR FLOPS February 20, 2015

        The titanic are so rihtarded! Fleanna had the parting on the left side of her head and it was always levelled not completely shaved. Her stylist did it wrong and showed she was bald headed on the right side too. What has shaving your head got to do with edges? you still keep your hairline when you shave your head, this just shows why Fleanna always swoops it over her head.

  9. Paulo February 19, 2015

    good. she only ever had one good solo song and it was Poison. everything else is boo-boo. her fans might brag about her 4 octaves and blablabla but truth is she doesn’t know how to put her range to use. she should go back to acting and musicals

  10. FutureCiara February 19, 2015

    Poor girl!

    I wouldnt be surprised if Mariah is behind this….

    • Paulo February 19, 2015

      Mariah is catty af but why would she feel threatened or annoyed by Nicole Nonfactzinger?

      • TheElusiveLamb February 19, 2015

        Mariah is only catty those who are catty to her.

    • TheElusiveLamb February 19, 2015

      Mariah isn’t responsible for anyone but Dem Babies and herself.

  11. CherylSoldierr February 19, 2015

    Meghan is the only one who sells at epic. Fifth harmony a little bit.

    • Rosie February 19, 2015

      5H’s album dropped 85% second week so not really.
      That entire screenshot is a mess, actually:
      •MJ is dead
      •Ozzy is like 70-something
      •Sade released, what, 2 albums in 15 years
      •Outkast will never release another album
      •Modest Mouse had a 7 year gap between albums (releasing next month, preorders seem to be great though)
      Sony needs to just close that entire label and move all the good acts (like Sade and MM) to Columbia.

      • CherylSoldierr February 19, 2015

        I SCREAMED when I saw that fifth harmony receipt. They do get all of their singles certified though. Epic is a disaster, do they have any successful modern artists?

      • Rosie February 19, 2015

        Like you said, Meghan. That’s it.

  12. The Beysus Impact February 19, 2015

    Anyone here from the UK??? Can’t believe Bobby killed Lucy!!!! I honestly thought it was the funeral director or something LOL! 🙂 #EELive

    • LDN Chick February 19, 2015

      Lol. I thought that was quite a funny twist. No one guessed that.

      • The Beysus Impact February 19, 2015

        Lol people recently were saying it was either Bobby or Jane. But how did he manage to kill her????? LOL I guess the writers took tips from Who Shot Mr Burns?

  13. AJ February 19, 2015

    It was a three album deal and she did not pay for the album herself. She recorded three album’s worth of material under Interscope before recording and shelving an album as an independent. She then signed to Sony. Her management and label both decided she should work with just Tricky and Dream for a cohesive sound. Instead they gave her garbage. It’s a shame that Electric Blue won’t be released. It’s the best song on the album.

  14. Roger That February 19, 2015

    She had her shot with the Pussycat Dolls. And it was real cute for her when they switched it up to “The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger” as if there was a group without her. All that has blown up in her face for years now!

    The music industry is a shady ass place but IMO this is what she gets. She is not a Beyonce. She should have been grateful and happy to be in that group and given us a few more albums before trying to split solo. Dumbass.

  15. Rosie February 19, 2015

    Because her music was trash, sorry.

  16. CherylSoldierr February 19, 2015

    The girl could’ve easily released a pop/dance track that would’ve gone number one in her biggest market: the UK. Idk why she was trying to create a rihanna stay-type of album. It was a knock off 99 cent mess.

  17. alisha February 19, 2015

    She really aint nothing without pcd sorry and all the other groups that break up and want a solo career that dont mean u will sell very few are sucessful bey jt and others i just hope she finds her calling also fifth harmony i they stat together good luck

  18. Carry On February 19, 2015

    She’s doing some back alley sh!t that they don’t want no parts of. P!mpin

  19. Mark111 February 19, 2015

    Ciara’s next.

  20. Danny Bey February 19, 2015

    Did we listen to the same album?????? Cuz that album was far from garbage. Electric Blue, Heartbreaker, Run, Bang, Your Love, Just A Girl, On The Rocks were alllll amazing stand out tracks! Yall been listening to too much Taylor Swift and Rihanna that it’s making your music buds go bad…

    • The Bajan Princess February 19, 2015

      Taylor and Rihs discography > Nicole Schitzinger. She’s a serial flopper. Stay mad.

  21. credits February 19, 2015

    Lesson: if you are not Beyonce, do not work with the dream-only she gets his best.

  22. TheElusiveLamb February 19, 2015

    That’s sad, bc I think she’s extremely beautiful and she even has talent. I liked a few a songs, but I liked her best with PCD. I think the real shocker is not her necessarily getting dropped, but it’s the fact she’s 36/37.

  23. Rihyonce February 19, 2015

    Lol she was better off staying with the Pussycatdolls lol not everybody can branch out and be a Michael Jackson, or Beyonce
    *Sips tea*

    • Mark111 February 19, 2015

      Or JT.

      • Rihyonce February 20, 2015

        lol yup justin too !!

  24. Rihboy February 19, 2015

    The lessors get together and turn this into a rihanna post again… Lame. Next post please.

    • Rihyonce February 20, 2015

      lol how did you put a pic in your avi.. ! i been trying to do it here and couldn’t?

  25. Musika February 20, 2015

    Nicole Scherzinger has a gorgeous face and body not to mention talent but I think her ‘public appeal’ is weak. There’s something wrong with her music and that is why its not connecting with people so they’re not buying her records. She needs a new approach to her music..

  26. Quentin February 20, 2015

    Nicole doesn’t need this or your opinion for that matter.
    She’s a grown woman and seems perfectly happy with the theatre career she’s been driving for a while now (currently in Cats)…

    Maybe she’s found HER thing, maybe not, but Sh** happens.
    She’s got work, that probably and hopefully makes it happy, why can’t we as fellow human beings just see the positives instead of throwing her in the gutter bc she doesn’t have the number 1 hit song that we want her to have.

    It’s not only talent and hard work… There always some luck involved

  27. Lucky February 20, 2015

    Well, to be quite honest, I think she’s a great artist. Someone who has a great voice. But … in the moment, I think she as a pop artist … she has to kind of offer a bit more. It’s not enough to sit at some judges table and discuss whether or not a young person should become famous and decide to release an album with some bad or none make up on and being styled by a horrible stylist. I think she should focus on her music at first. I don’t know what kind of person she actually is, but I think her “Pussycat Dolls” persona is what people want her to look and sound like. I think lots of people also miss her dancing to a choreography or something like this. She sometimes seems to focus so badly to become unique, that she forgets that she doesn’t really need to look like a Lady Gaga (referencing the “Poison” music video) or dance like some asian pop star. I just think she should try to find something in the middle and work with producers, managers and a label who really know how to handle an artist of her level. She REALLY has the potential to become even more famous and of course become more famous for her own music. But for that to happen, she needs to find the right people behind her. For me, it’s her team that made the mistakes. If I’d be her, I’d try to get in contact with the greatest managers in the business, try to get the best producers into my boat and record the best, dancy-pop tunes ever. She has the voice. I’m sure she’d be able to turn that into reality. Good luck Nicole! 🙂

    • Nicole Slaysinger #I hate that piece of s*** chris brown August 2, 2016

      Lol, you said she should record the best “dancey pop” tunes, then you said she has “the voice.” Having a good voice and making dancey pop tunes don’t go together! There is no voice needed for that kind of music!

  28. Hahaha February 20, 2015

    I don’t blame the label.
    Why should they waste valuable money on her when those same coins can go towards artistically developing and launching talented, upcoming, new artists who need the help.

  29. StarXavi February 20, 2015

    I still believe in her. I really wish I was on her team. She’s needs quality material. The thing is you can’t count anyone out because one amazing single could thrust her back in the music industry’s good graces. There’s always hope for a PCD reunion.

  30. JP February 26, 2015

    She need to reunite with PCD and release a dark urban pop club banger.

  31. NicoleFan4Lyfe January 22, 2016

    This being a bad album is complete b*******. It was a pretty great album, better than Killer Love. Dream killed it with the production on songs like Just a Girl, Bang, Little Boy, Electric Blue, Girl With a Diamond Heart, God of War, Big Fat Lie, and even On the Rocks. Nicole killed it with the singing as usual (except for that auto-tune pre-chorus on On the Rocks), but other than that the album was great. That one flaw can’t just make it a bad album. Plus it’s better than all the other female r&b albums to come out in recent years, (Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Rihanna) and more. I don’t see how somebody can call this an all around bad album. Maybe you don’t like a few songs or something, but not a bad album.

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