Jermaine Dupri Quits His Job As Top Executive at Virgin Records

October 26, 2006 02:31:23 GMT

Jermaine Dupri has stepped down from a top post at Virgin Records following disappointing initial sales of Janet Jackson's hotly anticipated new album "20 Y.O."

Grammy-winning music producer Jermaine Dupri has decided to quit his job as a top executive at girlfriend Janet Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing sales of her new album "20 Y.O."

In a statement issued Wednesday Oct 25th, the rapper-producer said "Since there are so many rumors running rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight. I was not forced out of the company, I made a decision that it was in my best interest to leave."

Janet's comeback album, "20 Y.O." failed to debut at the top of the charts last month, then steadily fell. It has sold 443,000 copies since its release Sept. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This obviously far from what her 2001 album, "All for You," has scored. The set debuted at No. 1 with more than 605,000 copies sold in a single week.

© AceShowbiz.com

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