ETA: Listen to Blake Lewis’s interview here (right-click and save to download) He talks about the label dropping him at about the 7:50 mark. Blake heard the news 2 days ago. He says that initially, he didn’t want to be with a major record label, but his second place win required it. Although he still had 80% control of his record, he feels that he didn’t get the support that he needed from the label.
This just in from Team Plaid…
Blake Lewis has been dropped by Arista, according to Blake himself, from an interview with Maximum Threshold. Listen to the entire podcast here:
Blake’s debut album Audio Day Dream failed to chart any singles, and by Idol standards, underperformed, selling 98, 000 its first week and 299, 000 to date.
That was fast! Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee were dropped from their respective labels about 18 months after they were signed. Ruben Studdard released 3 albums before he was dropped.
Blake signed with Arista last August.