Another The Voice winner record deal bites the dust. Season 10 winner Alisan Porter is starting over.
On Monday, the singer announced via twitter that she begins recording an EP later this week. “Not everything worked out perfectly with my ‘record deal’,” the singer wrote. “So I went back to the drawing board. My EP is written and I begin production Fri.”
Not everything worked out perfectly with my “record deal” so I went back to the drawing board. My EP is written and I begin production Fri.
— Alisan Porter (@alisanporter) March 27, 2017
In late January, the Team Christina Aguilera team member wrote a series of tweets voicing her frustration with Republic Records: “What I represented to you all on @NBCTheVoice was exactly who I am,” she tweeted, “So I am going to give you an album that encompasses that. I almost allowed the “powers that be” to change that. But being inauthentic just isn’t me. I’ve worked too hard to know who I am. So thank you for your patience and your love and understanding. This new journey is nothing without you all.”
Incidentally, there no longer is mention of Republic records on the singer’s official website.
Here’s a summary of The Voice winners track record with Republic:
Jermaine Paul (S2), Josh Kaufman (S6), Craig Wayne Boyd (S7), never released an album with Republic. Javier Colon (S1), Tessanne Chin (S5) and Sawyer Fredericks (S8) were one and done.
Cassadee Pope (S3) has released an album and two EPs. She’s the first The Voice singer to be nominated for a Grammy–her No. 1 country duet with Chris Young “Think of You” from his album, I’m Coming Over, earned a Best Country Duo/Group Performance nod.
Danielle Bradbery (S4) dropped her self-titled debut album in 2013. She released a buzz single, “Friend Zone” in 2015, but there has been no recent news on a forthcoming album from her.
Both Cassadee and Danielle are listed on the Big Machine Label Group official website.
Jordan Smith (S9) released a quickie cover album a few months after his win last winter, and a Christmas album in fall 2016. Both sold respectably well their first week (73K and 20K respectively).
Winter 2016 winner Sundance Head (S11) has not released any new music. The former American Idol alum announced recently he had signed with Republic. But the singer is still not listed on the label’s website.