Mariah Carey Dropped By Record Label

 

02 January 2002

Troubled diva Mariah Carey has been dropped by her UK label EMI after poor sales of her last album, 'Glitter'. Just eight months after signing the $US120 million, four-album deal, the troubled diva will be paid a seven-figure sum to terminate the deal.

'Glitter' sold only two million copies worldwide indicating that Mariah's popularity was well past her mid-nineties peak when 'Music Box' sold 20 million. The trouble started when Mariah suffered a nervous breakdown back in July after splitting with her boyfriend, singer Luis Miguel.

Mariah signed the deal with EMI in April and received a $US30 million advance for each album. It was inked by former EMI boss Ken Berry and has been brought to an abrupt end by new recruit, Alain Levy following a year of poor sales throughout the industry. It is estimated that 'Glitter' has cost EMI something in the region of $US14 million.


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