Adam Lambert Splits With Record Label
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Adam Lambert Splits With Record Label

You might think the term “amicable breakup” is an oxymoron, but Adam Lambert’s recent split with 19 Recordings was just that.

“It’s good for both sides," an insider told The Hollywood Reporter. "Adam can move forward with his plans and 19 isn’t stuck in the middle,”

Despite Adam’s move to Direct Management Group (home to other pop stars like Katy Perry), 19 Entertainment and the American Idol alum have “the utmost respect for each other.” Adam’s rep insists that it’s simply part of his “evolution” as an artist.

A rep for 19 Entertainment released a statement saying, “It has been wonderful working with someone as talented as Adam over the years. Through the recording process, we have seen him grow into himself as an artist and we are proud of the success we’ve had together. We wish him luck in his future endeavors.”

The “What Do You Want From Me Singer” did well for 19 Entertainment, with the company receiving profits from his six RCA album releases, merchandising revenue, and a mix of live recordings and remixes.

Although his latest album, Trespassing, hasn’t gotten a lot of radio play, the outspoken singer has solidified his standing as an international artist due to his immense popularity in Asia and Europe (where he will tour this year).

What do you think of the music Adam has released since his run on Idol?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

01.15.2013 / 03:16 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
Related: American Idol, Adam Lambert

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