RAYE will now be an independent artist as she has decided to ‘part ways’ with record label Polydor.
The news comes a month after the singer alleged that the label refused to release her debut album despite having signed a four-album deal back in 2014.
On July 19 Raye released a statement on her Twitter that read: “Polydor and I have spoken and we have agreed to part ways, I want to say a big genuine thank you to the Polydor team, and all the individuals who have fought for me, believed in me and worked so hard for me across the years.”
Just a little Croydon girl with a dream ??? pic.twitter.com/lvlTTtEmvy
— RAYE (@raye) July 19, 2021
During the early days of July, the ‘BED‘ singer announced that she was to take a break from social media as a result of the controversial happenings surrounding her debut album.
On June 29, Raye said that she would only be allowed to create her debut album if her single ‘Call On Me‘ had large success, “Image the PRESSURE of me waking up every day frantically looking at numbers and stats hoping that I can just make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM” she wrote on social media.
Whilst at the 2021 BRIT Awards, Raye spoke to NME about her urge to have her own album after being signed for six years saying that, “I’m ready to just drop an album.”
Despite not being allowed to release her first official album, Raye has released four EP’s and one mini-album ‘Euphoric (Sad Songs)‘ whilst with the label and also has top charting hits with ‘BED‘, ‘Secrets‘ , ‘Ferrari Horses‘ and many more.
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