Friday, December 21, 2007

Guess Who No Longer Has A Record Deal


After giving his fans a strong debut disc, R&B singer and former American Idol season two winner Ruben Studdard has been reportedly dropped from his record label.

Studdard, who has fallen victim to lackluster sales, delivered three albums to J before he was bumped off the roster.

His first J Record release ‘Soulful,’ released in 2003, is RIAA certified platinum. His 2004 gospel follow up, ‘I Need An Angel’ also had a notable return buy going gold. However sales of his 2006 disc ‘The Return’ have been unable to match his previous success, selling only 71,000 copies in its first week to open at #8 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album has moved 235,000 units to date.