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.