October 16, 2008 06:14:04 GMT
Due to an alleged poor sales of her '9 Lives' LP, Kat DeLuna ends her contract with Epic Records and looks for other 'innovative ways' to build a stronger basis in the music industry.
Kat DeLuna's publicist reveals that the 20-year-old singer has split with Epic Records. Excited to "step into a new phase" of her career, DeLuna says, "As a young artist, I am always looking for innovative ways to expand my opportunities, from recording to performing, and I felt this was the right time to make a change."
Thanking "everyone at Epic Records" for having supported her singing career, DeLuna wishes "them all the best." According to Singersroom, the pop/R&B musician, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, was released from her contract due to poor sales of her 2007 debut album "9 Lives". Representative from Epic Records hasn't given any statement concerning the issue.
Aside from the break-up news with Epic, DeLuna is reportedly on the way of working on her sophomore major studio album. Akon, Jim Jonsin, Red One and J. Bynum are some of the powerhouse producers which are rumored to help her making the not-yet-titled record, which hasn't had any release date yet.