Former DESTINY’S CHILD star KELLY ROWLAND has reportedly been dropped by her record label, just two months after firing her manager, former bandmate BEYONCE KNOWLES’ dad.
Despite the fact her first two solo albums sold more than four million copies, British tabloid News of The World reports the Dilemma singer has been dumped by bosses at Columbia, because they fear she is “no longer commercially viable”.
Rowland shot to fame in Destiny’s Child in 1997 and released her first solo album, Simply Deep, in 2002. The album sold over three million copies worldwide.
The 28 year old started 2009 by splitting from longtime manager Mathew Knowles, who said, “After a very positive meeting between Kelly Rowland and myself, we have amicably agreed to end our professional relationship.
Rowland was equally as complimentary in her post-split statement, saying: “Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career. I have had great success under his guidance – both as a member of Destiny’s Child and with my solo projects.
It still doesn’t make sense that Columbia would dump an artist that has sold an average of 2 million records per album projects. We are sure Kelly will land on her feet…one mans trash is another man’s treasure.
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