Lily has apparently parted ways with her management company (Picture: AFP)Lily Allen has parted ways with her management company, IE: Music, after the release of her album No Shame was deemed ‘disappointing,’ according to reports.
Guess everyone’s already forgot the tunes were shortlisted for a prestigious Mercury Prize and she was nominated for a Brit, then?
Anyway, according to sources, the hitmaker was ‘dropped’ by IE following the release and her recent world tour.
‘IE: Music had thought they would be a match made in heaven with Lily but it has proved the opposite. Her album was a disappointment when it came to sales, peaking at just No8 in the charts,’ a source told The Sun.
The singer has been on a massive world tour (Picture: FilmMagic)‘She also struggled to sell tickets for the American leg of her No Shame tour last year — and pulled out of two dates, in Chicago and Minneapolis, due to an inflamed throat and vocal cords.’
Dropped after having to cancel a couple gigs because she was sick?
As Cher will say in Clueless, ‘way harsh Tai’.
Lily – who is yet to speak publicly on the business moves – is keeping things to her inner circle now apparently, with management queries being directed to DJ Seb, her former boyfriend from way, way back.
‘It’s no secret that Lily isn’t always the easiest of people to work with, either,’ the source continued.
‘There were some disagreements with her management and they decided it was best for them to go their separate ways. It’s a big blow for Lily because IE: Music could have really helped her build her commercial success back up.’
Following the success of her book My Thoughts Exactly, which came out a couple months after her return record, it seems calling her disappointing is jumping the gun but here the world is.
Sadly, the news comes after she confirmed her split with boyfriend Meridian Dan – the singer admitting she is now single for the first time since being a teenager.
Hey, time to live your best life, right?
The mother-of-two confirmed the split in January, while on the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast.
‘I’ve always had a boyfriend,’ she said. ‘I don’t at the moment. I’m single for the first time since I was about 15.’
On how she’s finding single life, the singer responded: ‘It’s interesting. I’ve always had like the worst week. We’ve been broken up for about three weeks.
‘It’s just been bad news after bad news after bad news, and I think the fact that I haven’t called him and been like, “Hey, wanna come around for a cuddle?” means that it’s big for me because ordinarily when things get difficult.
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‘I need to have somebody around to share those problems, so the fact that I’m dealing with it all on my own, I’m growing up.’
Metro.co.uk contacted reps for comment.
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