Jennifer Lopez Calls it Quits With Record Label
According to reports, Jennifer Lopez has left her longtime label Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. Lopez’ long-delayed seventh album, ‘Love?’ was scheduled for an April release, but Entertainment Weekly reports that the Bronx-born singer is currently negotiating with another unnamed record label, and her recording career appears to be up in the air.
“Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music Group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction of her career as an actress and recording artist. She is grateful and appreciative to everyone at Sony for all that they accomplished together,” her manager Benny Medina said in a statement.
‘Love?’ was pegged as Lopez’s “comeback” album and would’ve been her first release since giving birth to twins Emme and Maximilian with husband Marc Anthony. She’s reportedly fulfilled her contract with Sony by releasing her ill-fated single ‘Louboutins’ and the follow-up ‘Fresh Out the Oven,’ neither of which cracked the top 10 on the singles charts.
MTV cites “unnamed Lopez insiders” who claim that the ‘Love?’ album — which was supposed to feature production by top shelf beatsmiths the Neptunes, Danja, Jim Jonsin and Rodney Jerkins — is “by no means done.”
In any event, Lopez will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and will be returning to theaters in April, with the romantic comedy ‘The Back-Up Plan.’