It was billed as a major musical marriage, however Kylie Minogue has announced that she has divorced Roc Nation.
Signed to the Jay Z imprint in 2013, Minogue had hoped their management of her career would help steer her to more successful pastures after a rough patch commercially. After all, their roster boasts the likes of present-day superstars such as Rihanna.
However, after the tanking of her aptly titled album ‘Kiss Me Once’ last year, it quickly became apparent that the 46-year-old and the Roc perhaps weren’t the best pairing.
The Daily Mail touts the singer as now wanting “more control of her career” following the partnership’s inability to yield solid sales or sponsorship opportunities.
If indeed the case, Minogue isn’t publicly spilling. Instead, she’s offered a classy goodbye. In a newly released statement, the Pop diva said:
“I’ve had an amazing time with Roc Nation and it’s been fantastic to team up with them over the last two years. We got together at a period in my life when I wanted to shake things up.
I loved collaborating with Roc on the ‘Kiss Me Once’ album, world tour and DVD and have made great friends in the process. I’m now looking forward to my upcoming Summer gigs and embarking on new adventures/
And I want to thank everyone at Roc Nation who have been on this incredible ride with me.”
“Change” seems to be a prominent concept in the singer’s life of late. Last month she departed Parlophone/Universal Music – her record label home for the last 16 years.
At this stage in the game, we salute any act that understands that time waits for no one. If not happy, keep it moving.
‘Kiss Me Once’ was dreadful, but with a loyal fan-base and the wealth of talent she has left to give, we’re sure Ms. Minogue will land on her stilettos with finesse. She always does.
In the here and now, peep a few highlights from Kylie’s Roc run…