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    by » 11-08-11, 13:07

    What artists that you have liked (or didn't) were dropped by their record labels before having the chance to release their debut album?

    Some of my examples:

    Gia Farrell : signed to Atlantic, released a song 'Hit Me Up' which was a hit in Australia, Germany and other countries but she was dropped in 2007. Such a shame as she has such an amazing voice and deserved more of a chance.

    Lolene : Signed to Capitol, released a couple of singles that did nothing. Then her whole album leaked months before it was released and she was dropped. Somehow she has bagged a new record deal with Def Jam.

    MPHO : Great quirky electro-pop singer that was signed to Polydor. Released a single (Box N Locks) that made the UK top 75. Again her album leaked months before its release and she was dropped.

    Livvi Franc : Barbadian singer/songwriter who released a single 'Now I'm That Bitch' which made #1 in the US club charts and top 40 in the UK. Released a 2nd single, 'Automatik' which flopped. She's signed a new deal with Beluga Heights/Warner Brothers now.

    VV Brown : Was signed to Geffen US as Vanessa Brown, and recorded an album. She released a single, 'Whipped' which flopped. Was dropped by her label after it. Now signed to Island/Capitol as VV Brown and has a moderately successful career.

    What other examples do you know?

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    by » 11-08-11, 13:20

    Mini Viva is the first act that springs to mind. Had a hit single, followed by two flops and never released an album.
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    by » 11-08-11, 13:22

    Destiny's Child was dropped by Elektra Records before they let them debut.
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    by » 11-08-11, 13:22

    Let's also not forget Scarlett Belle, they released three singles and got dropped.

    Australian Idol winner Natalie Gauci had her winner's single and then never released an album

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    by » 11-08-11, 13:36

    Great examples Carly.
    MPHO's album was very good, would've loved to see her get a second chance.
    And of course, one of the most brilliant pop acts Mini Viva, severely underrated.

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    by » 11-08-11, 13:41

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJim

    Australian Idol winner Natalie Gauci had her winner's single and then never released an album
    Woww, harshh!

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    by » 14-08-11, 11:10

    Jedward! Dropped by Sony after the first single - snapped up by Universal Ireland, for whom they have since scored 2 Number 1 albums, and a further 2 Number 1 singles!

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    by » 14-08-11, 11:13

    I think Britney was dropped by some label

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    by » 14-08-11, 11:47

    Quote Originally Posted by TasteofHoney
    Bruno Mars by Motown.
    Wow... i had no idea.Really dumb move on their part.

    Oh, GaGa was dropped by Island Def Jam, way before her 'The Fame' days.
    Photoshoot fresh... I'm about to call the paparazzi on myself.

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    by » 14-08-11, 13:20

    Whitney Houston was nearly dropped while recording her first album. Producers didn't want to submit songs because they said her voice didn't fit the key.

    Then they found You Give Good Love and Saving All My Love and the rest, as they say, is history

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    by » 14-08-11, 14:02

    It's crazy when you think about it, there must be loads of singers/bands that are signed by major labels but we never get to hear of them because they get dropped before a release.

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    by » 14-08-11, 19:07

    Katy Perry was dropped by Columbia while she had already recorded 80 percent of her album 'One Of The Boys' (technically not her FIRST album, but it's her first as Katy Perry)

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    by » 14-08-11, 19:18

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickiee
    Katy Perry was dropped by Columbia while she had already recorded 80 percent of her album 'One Of The Boys' (technically not her FIRST album, but it's her first as Katy Perry)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wmosi
    Quote Originally Posted by TasteofHoney
    Bruno Mars by Motown.
    Wow... i had no idea.Really dumb move on their part.

    Oh, GaGa was dropped by Island Def Jam, way before her 'The Fame' days.
    Two huge mistakes!!

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    by » 15-08-11, 08:40

    Alicia Keys actually was not dropped by Columbia, yet Clive had to buy her out, cuz Columbia did not actually like the concept of SONGS IN A MINOR what dumb jerks, they made epic fail

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    by » 15-08-11, 08:43

    No they didn't, Epic remains one of Sony/Columbia's biggest and most successful imprints!


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    by » 15-08-11, 09:35

    Quote Originally Posted by pollei
    I think Britney was dropped by some label
    According to Lynne (her mother)'s book she was declined by several labels, including one in particular - Mercury Records. But technically, she never signed with any other label expect Jive.
    ? Girls' Generation ?
    ? HyoYeon ? Britney Spears ?

    Girls' Generation is the best-selling girl group of all time.

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    by » 15-08-11, 09:37

    Quote Originally Posted by UKMusicLova
    VV Brown : Was signed to Geffen US as Vanessa Brown, and recorded an album. She released a single, 'Whipped' which flopped. Was dropped by her label after it. Now signed to Island/Capitol as VV Brown and has a moderately successful career.
    This might be an extremely unpopular opinion but I always preferred Vanessa Brown over VV Brown!

    'Whipped' is amazeballs.
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    by » 15-08-11, 09:40

    Quote Originally Posted by pomporella
    Destiny's Child was dropped by Elektra Records before they let them debut.
    They must be raaaaaging!

    Girls Can't Catch (thank goodness)
    this year's victims could be Parade and SoundGirl? :(

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    by » 15-08-11, 10:20

    Paradiso Girls :evil: :evil: :evil:
    ...yes I'm still bitter.

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    by » 15-08-11, 11:57

    Quote Originally Posted by alxx
    Paradiso Girls :evil: :evil: :evil:
    ...yes I'm still bitter.
    Patron Tequila is one of the best party songs EVER :evil:

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    by » 15-08-11, 14:21

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickiee
    Katy Perry was dropped by Columbia while she had already recorded 80 percent of her album 'One Of The Boys' (technically not her FIRST album, but it's her first as Katy Perry)
    Actual Katy was signed to Red Hill Records and that folded. She then signed Island Def Jam, then got dropped, then signed to Columbia and got dropped again. She signed with Capital Records in 2007, and the rest is history.

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