Following news that Kelly Rowland may have been dropped by Columbia Records — which was later cleared up, and she remains on the label — there is some more label drama in the Beyonce/Destiny’s Child camp.
It’s now rumored that B’s younger sister, Solange Knowles, is having her own label issues.
According to a report from AOL’s BlackVoices (BV), Solange is no longer with Geffen/Interscope Records, where her last album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams was released. Apparently, the performance of the project resulted in the label opting not to continue their working relationship together.
Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams drops in August of 2008, and it’s since sold around 138,000 copies. BV says the label just “didn’t see the value in doing a new CD with her.”
“Geffen did a one-off deal with Music World Entertainment for Solange and wasn’t interested in doing a new contract with her,” a source told the site. “People at the label really liked working with her because other than her infamous news outburst in Las Vegas, she was a constant professional. There were challenges dealing with her camp, but Solange was great to work with. In the end, the CD didn’t sell despite Solange’s countless high profile appearances.”
Despite losing her recording home, it’s rumored that Solange may be heading to Epic Records for her next album, where her father has been having meetings.
AOL reports that Epic’s new president Amanda Ghost was spotted at the South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas where she was scouting Solange, who performed on the last night event.
More on this as it develops.