Tinashe Splits With RCA Records

Published: Saturday 19th Jan 2019 by Sam

For R&B starlet Tinashe, it’s a case of New Year new horizons.

Because, she’s officially no longer on the RCA Records roster.

Details below…

The singer had been signed to the Sony Music imprint since 2012 and made a splash into mass consciousness with club jam ‘2 On’ in 2014.

Excitement about her potential remained in the years after, but she never quite managed to catch the same wave as her launch.

There also seemed to be ample confusion about the type of act she was being positioned as. Taking on an almost chameleon-like approach, she’d slide from Pop girl (‘Superlove,’ ‘Slumber Party,’ ‘Flame’) to mixtape maven, to Trap chanteuse (‘Party Favors,’ ‘No Drama’).

And while Nashe chalked it to “not wanting to be boxed in as an artist,” many interpreted it as being a musical manifestation of conflict at a higher level. Something she herself alluded to on several occasions.

Well, it seems said differences have reached their appex. Because as of today, the singer has been formally removed from the artist section RCA site.

It remains to be seen what the star’s next business move will be (indie vs major?), but in the here and now she’s turning her attention to TV. As reported, she’s starring in FOX‘s upcoming revival of ‘RENT’ – which airs January 27th.

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  1. DanYiel Iman January 19, 2019

    I mean her sound isn’t paying off IMO…🤷🏽‍♂️

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 19, 2019

    At least she aint get DROPPed like Jasmine’s boyfriend R. Kelly LMAO. SHE STILL A FLOP ASS THOUGH. FLOP FLOP FLOP LMAO

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 19, 2019

      TROLLmine you’re really trying WAY too hard girl (boy)

    • Cinnamon. January 19, 2019

      Oh wow I was planning on having her speak at my next coloring book convention. THis is sad to hear! I will have to let my husband (dįildo) know not to book her. MY EBT cash needs to Be well spent

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 19, 2019

        Oh Cinnamon I’m sorry to hear that honey. At least you’ve not booked her yet. BTW I love your name it’s nice but you should change it to something more feminine and pretty like Cinnamonquandriantavia-Monique

  3. CHINA January 19, 2019

    Saw her live. Tinashe can DANCE. Great stage presence but the VOCALs like Ciara are waterweak. Her vocals display no emotion. The general public has nothing to relate to voice/delivery wise. She should try acting.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan January 19, 2019

      Thats a lie!
      Her vocals are not in the same vein as Ciara its on a whole another level.

  4. Jay Jay January 19, 2019

    shes so talented. Very seldom we get natural dancer that can hold a note at the same time. She needs a team, like Ariana’s. Actually surprised she’s not up there with her. Tinashe could have easily slayed 7 rings.

    • XYZ January 19, 2019

      Ariana is on another level. Tinashe is boring and can hold a Tone, yes, but with a voice every girl in the class that can Sing a bit has. On top of that – she is just the girl next door, while Ariana is more special in her looks. Tinashe is a good dancer, but I don’t see it in music for her, tbh

      • Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ January 19, 2019

        Talent wise, the only thing Ariana is better at is the vocals (by far). Everything else, tinashe. Tinashe could use a different look to be more unique though. You walk past girls that look like tinashe every day. But like you, I really don’t see it for her in music either. She is kinda boring. Maybe she could just be a songwriter for other people lol. It’s a

      • Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ January 19, 2019

        *Its a check

      • Bam January 19, 2019

        “but with a voice every girl in the class that can Sing a bit has“
        Well in this new era kids seem to like that as there aren’t many big vocalist making waves on mainstream nor urban radio, the ones that do are toning it down to fit in.

    • CHINA January 19, 2019

      GIRL. you are delusional. Tinashe is cute. good dancer. but a Singer? Sanger? NEVER. She basically has the vocal range of a 3 year old. Ariana while annoying and swallows words does have a strong voice.

  5. OurP January 19, 2019

    At least she went tin foiled certified with Flop On #Toodles

  6. Keith January 19, 2019

    She should chart her next course as an independent artist. Her mixtapes were so mich better than her actual albums. Perhaps she can look to Dawn or FKATwigs for inspiration….

  7. Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 19, 2019

    Well…………If you look at Mother (JANET) who all these children are the offspring of – you will recall that haterz peddle in here faster than hoodrats on Black Friday looking for a chicken deep fat fryer on sale – because they want to tell you Janet can’t sing. But X Million albums sold later – Janet’s vocal ability has not changed, yet her relevance remains. Janet carved out a lane and SLAYED IT UP AND DOWN.

    There was NEVER a question about Janet’s musical identity, the core of which was Pop with a dash of Urban. This core allowed her to pivot into different sounds as she GREW ARTISTICALLY – and she because the core of her sound was so defined she was able to take her audience with her.

    To this day I cannot tell you what Tinashes sound is – and chances are – music listeners don’t know either. As beautiful and talented a dancer she is – she gave us 50 flavours all in one course – leaving people clueless as to what to expect – and they surely could not perceive her as being an artist who can execute a core sound consistently.

    Look at Britney, look at Taylor, hell even Pink (post debut) , all defined their core and built on that to take their fans with them once they built that sound. Whoever managed Tinashe just did not look at the blueprints from the greats – they were as impactful as they were for a reason.

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 19, 2019

      Normani best get this experimentation over and done with before that debut album and sophomore drops because chile…………. 😏

    • XYZ January 19, 2019

      Rihanna jumped on a lot of genres as well and it paid off for her. But that’s what I mentioned before, neither Janet, Britney, Madonna it Taylor may be the best singers, but they are unique (besides taylor‘s voice, but she is a good songwriter and knows how to tell a story). Tinashe on the other hand has a basic voice with no recognition value. Let‘s be real, Tinashe is very talented but she simply doesn’t have the it factor to make it big. Girl should go with her indie mixtape route and leave it as that. I respect her hustle, but as I said, I simply do not see it for her.

  8. Sd January 19, 2019

    Flop

  9. Cali January 19, 2019

    I’m so happy she left her. They kept trying to put her in a box. She’s soo talented. If they were smart they should have just given her total control. Also there promotions of her album sucked, really half ass

    • Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ January 19, 2019

      She NEEDS to be in a box. One of her biggest criticisms was that her sound was all over the place and that was coming from the public. Everybody had to establish themselves first and secure a loyal fan base before branching off and experimenting. If you notice, everybody’s “experimental” album is usually the third or fourth one. Unless you just wanna be an underground, mixtape artist. That’s obviously not what she wants bc it’s very clear that Tinashe has been chasing Rihanna or Beyoncé level success so why does she think she can bypass the steps they took?

  10. Meme January 19, 2019

    I’m sad. I just really hope this opens new doors because home girl is talented and her music really connects with me.

  11. Jackx January 19, 2019

    Yayy I’ve been waiting for this to happen for years. She’s so talented deserves so much more recognition. Girl can dance, write her own music, her voice is decent and very unique. Hope she goes indie so she can have full control and really shine.

  12. biancacook January 19, 2019

    goes to show that talent is only a piece of the pie. u gotta reach the general public. writing your own music dancing and good vocals doesn’t complete the package, the it factor and GOOD MUSIC the general public likes.

  13. Dan January 19, 2019

    I’m not sure how accurate this is ..but apparently she’s the new lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls z…

  14. BeyGr8 January 19, 2019

    She does not have IT… she is simply a ONE HIT WONDER who hasn’t had a hit in like 5 years. HANG IT UP, FLATSCREEN sisssss!!

  15. Zaytovyn January 20, 2019

    Great! RCA sucks and cannot handle urban artists! Good for her!

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