We saw this coming, right? The Hollywood Reporter confirms That Lee DeWyze has been dropped by RCA Records:
He avoided elimination all through his American Idol run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the road at RCA Records.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, newly appointed RCA Records CEO Peter Edge confirmed that the 25-year-old DeWyze is no longer on the label. Under Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, who took the reigns in July, RCA has absorbed the rosters of Jive, Arista and J Records, all labels which have seen their share of Idols signings, both winners and runners up.
Lee continues to be managed by 19 and is working on new music. His option officially expired in September. Lee’s post-Idol debut, 010’s Live It Up, sold just over 168K.
A rep for Lee says he’s “in a good place right now” and is working on several projects.