Raye claims report label is preventing her from liberating first album – in spite of being signed since 2014


Brit Award-nominated singer Raye has claimed she has no longer been allowed to liberate an album by way of her report label, in spite of being signed since 2014.

In a chain of tweets, the 23-year-old mentioned she had signed a four-album deal in 2014, including she is “unwell of being slept on”.

She wrote: “I’ve had albums on albums of tune sat in folders gathering mud, songs I’m now giving for free to A-list artists as a result of I’m nonetheless anticipating affirmation that I’m excellent sufficient to liberate an album.

“For context, to ensure that an album to be created, the label has to liberate cash for songs to be completed, charges for manufacturers, mixes, masters and advertising beef up and many others… I’ve waited 7 years for these days and I’m nonetheless ready.

“So now I am being advised if Name On Me [her latest single] does smartly then I will do my album however there cannot be a inexperienced gentle till. Believe the PRESSURE of me waking up each day frantically taking a look at numbers and stats hoping that I will simply make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM.”

Raye, actual identify Rachel Agatha Willing, additionally mentioned that she refuses to endure in silence anymore, and that she is completed being well mannered, including: “I have accomplished the whole thing they [the record label] requested me, I switched genres, I labored 7 days per week, ask any individual within the tune sport, they know. I am accomplished being a well mannered pop superstar. I need to make my album now, please this is all I would like.”

Sky Information has contacted her label, Polydor, for a reaction to the claims.

The south Londoner had previous tweeted a picture of herself apparently crying, including that she feels “like a bathroom” in connection with her psychological well being.

Fellow artists have expressed beef up for Raye, with manufacturer MNEK announcing: “Raye is one among our nation’s highest PERIOD. There’s no reason why her gentle must be dimmed or she must be made to really feel her HARD WORK is in useless.”

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Raye has been signed to Polydor since 2014

Charli XCX additionally answered, tweeting: “Ugh hate this, I beef up u Raye.

“My recommendation is to make all the factor, paintings/font/tune/the whole thing. Inform them to pay everybody & scream at them until they liberate it. If u performed great then get imply coz u have hits & ur a perfect artist & they paintings for u no longer the wrong way round [sic].”

Final 12 months the singer launched a “mini-album”, Euphoric Unhappy Songs, made up of 9 tracks, and has 5 EPs to her identify, relationship again to 2014.

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She headlined her personal excursion in 2018, and has supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Halsey and Khalid at their displays.

Previous this 12 months she used to be nominated for highest British unmarried on the Brit Awards for her 2020 monitor with Regard, Secrets and techniques – however used to be overwhelmed to the trophy by way of Harry Types with Watermelon Sugar.

Raye launched Name On Me previous this month, which recently sits at 86 in the United Kingdom charts, whilst Mattress, her collaboration with Joel Corry and David Guetta, is at 27.


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