Allison Iraheta, who rose to promience as a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol, is now a free agent after “parting ways” with Jive Records. (That’s Music World Speak for “Girl Got Dropped!”)
“Allison Iraheta has parted ways with Jive Records, however she remains signed to 19 Recordings. Allison is currently on the road in the U.S. opening for Adam Lambert on the Glam Nation Tour,” a 19 spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly last week.
The fiery rocker released her debut album, Just Like You, in December to poor sales and little fanfare. While some Iraheta fans blame poor promotion by Jive for Allison’s less than stellar debut, the singer herself asks only that listeners open their minds to the sound she’s putting down.
“I know some people just don’t even bother. Maybe they weren’t a fan,” Iraheta remarked in an interview with The Houston Chronicle earlier this month. “‘Oh, she has an album out? I haven’t heard it.’ I think they should take a minute – just a minute – to listen to one of the songs. I’m pretty sure they can relate. I think that’s the problem with a lot of people these days, they don’t take a minute out of their time just to listen to something.”