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Monday, January 7, 2008

Taylor Hicks Splits From Arista! Hallelujah!

Nice, fair reporting from Billboard Magazine. Supposedly, Taylor is preparing his own statement on the matter. As soon as we hear anything, we'll print it. Stay tuned!

'Idol' Champ Hicks Splits With Arista
Taylor Hicks
January 07, 2008, 4:45 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

2006 "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks has split with Arista, which released his self-titled major-label debut in late '06. The set has sold 699,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"Taylor is going to record on his own for the next album," says a source close to the situation, who declined further comment.

Hicks told Billboard last year that he had signed a three-album deal with the label following his "Idol" victory, and that "We all knew what we were getting into when we signed the contracts."

"Everybody signs the deal at the top 24 period," he said. "You know, by that point, you take anything you can get. That's the way I've always been. I've tried to hustle gigs my whole life, and I'm still hustling gigs, believe it or not."

The artist, whose inspirational memoir, "Heart Full of Soul," was released last July, added, "You could write a pretty good book" on the intricacies of the contracts "Idol" contestants sign.

In a post on his MySpace.com site just before Christmas, Hicks said he was planning on releasing a new album and DVD in 2008, as well as touring, but did not provide further details.

Source: Billboard


WOO said...

I just knew it was his move and that damn Arista/J leaked it their way to the press...So I guess we will be rearranging CDs at Starbucks!(like Paul Mc)

browneyes said...

First,soul thing, you have an awesome blog here and it's the 1st place I check for my Taylor news.
and speaking of news...I had a hunch Taylor initiated the split and thanks to you for getting some info from a reputable source!! Can't wait for the word from Taylor! Keep up the good work!!