|Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger's debut CD is being pushed back again to early 2008 DUE to the poor performances of latest singles Whatever You Like and Baby Love. This news was confirmed by Nicole's label Interscope. Both singles have done really badly on both sides of the Atlantic. They were even pressing forward to release Supervillain but it doesn't look like it's going to happen now.
As her songs are failing to reach the top 100, insiders say Scherzinger's team is "rethinking" the roll-out while leaving an option open for more studio time. As I keep saying, her music sucks and that's all it boils down to. Lack of good material. I'd rather see Melody do her thing on the solo front. I bet she's wishing she didn't give up her Pussycat Doll position. I mean, I don't even think much folks were checking for Nicole as a solo act, it was was actually a forcing hand by the record label. I guess we have another Amerie/Mya case on our hands. And we already received the bad news a couple of days ago that Kelis got dropped by Jive due to poor sales.
Another artist whose music career is in jeopardy is Jennifer Lopez. She ALSO faces getting dropped by her label. A source close to Epic Records and Epic's parent company, Sony BMG, says that the label is fed up with Jen's poor sales AND the amount of money it's costing them to promote the diva.
"She costs too much money and doesn't sell enough," says the source, who is familiar with the issue. "Her last album cover alone cost $60,000 in hair and makeup, lighting, photographers, re-touching, etc. The video budget was in the neighborhood of $300,000."
Reportedly, her 'Good Morning America' performance earlier this month were paid for by the label. She was costing them $8,000 per day — for make-up, backup singers, to the rigging, lighting and sound. Well, after selling HALF of Kelly Rowland's numbers this comes as NO surprise. But she's about to become a mother so I doubt Jen cares right about now that she'll be dropped when she'll be dropping babies of her own in the next 4-6 months.
Labels: JENNIFER LOPEZ, NICOLE SCHERZINGER