We’re going to kick off this edition of “American Idol” notes with what surely has to be the biggest news of the day: Adam Lambert splitting away from 19 Recordings, even though he is still under contract with RCA to make music moving forward.
This move (first posted by The Hollywood Reporter) is ultimately one that was pretty inevitable, given that Adam had already broke off from the management branch of Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment and the contract with the recording portion of the company was set to expire. Also, it didn’t make much sense at all for him to re-up a deal with them, given that 19R is now working mostly with Interscope and UMG following the changes brought on before the start of season 10.
There are still a few artists out there who are still with both 19 Recordings and RCA, and they include Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, and Jordin Sparks. (Thanks to Mjsbigblog for looking this up.) Adam, meanwhile, is reportedly already in discussions with his label about the sort of music that he wants to make with his third album. While “Trespassing” failed to launch much in the way of a hit radio single, it was actually one of the best pop albums of 2012.
Other announcements – While this news is not exactly relating to something as drastic a change as a record contract, they are still important to mention.
-First, Scotty McCreery is going to be at the Grand Ole Opry on February 2. For those of you in Nashville, you know what to do with this information.
-Speaking of season 12, another former contestant in Casey Abrams will be performing a show on StageIt on January 24. You can pick up some tickets here, and hopefully it will be a great night of acoustic jams.
If you want to read more about “American Idol” season 12 and Nicki Minaj, you can do so over at the link here.