Idol Hicks Leaves Arista
(Billboard) Remember that old guy that won American Idol, did a commercial and then pretty much disappeared? Looks like he has disappeared from Arista's roster as well. Billboard has the story: 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." - More on those "contracts" and Hick's departure here.
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