Tuesday 16 January 2018

The Voice UK winner slams record label after album flop

Leanne Mitchell sold fewer than 1,000 copies of her debut album in a week
Leanne Mitchell sold fewer than 1,000 copies of her debut album in a week
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

THE winner of the fist series of ‘The Voice’ in the UK has slammed her record label after her debut album flopped.

Leanne Mitchell won the first series of the show, however her debut album charted at just number 134 in the UK charts, shifting less than 1,000 copies.

She tweeted: “Ever get the feeling you've been used as the scapegoat? I have had to read and listen to so much about me recently, and so far have kept quiet.

 

"For the record, I'd written and finished the majority of my album by the end of last summer, around September time... I don't know why it was decided to wait so long to release it, but unfortunately, being very new to all this and probably too naive, I had to trust the people around me in making the right decisions.

 

"I have absolutely worked my backside off to WRITE this album, not copping out on all covers. And as some people have speculated, I absolutely wanted and still want to work for it."

 

She continued: "I have worked bloody hard since the age of 13 doing what I love, and felt that maybe it would have all been worth it for this past year.

 

"I wonder if everyone that has said/written negative things about me have even listened to the album? Again, unfortunately, I don't think anyone was particularly on my side from the start.

 

"I never wanted to speak up, as I suppose the next thing will be I'm 'bitter', which I'm not, at all. I LOVE being a singer, and music will always be everything to me, on whatever level that may be, and that makes me happy."

 

She finished: "I still feel very lucky to have experienced what I have in the past year, and if people actually gave me a chance, and didn't judge me one what has been said or written, maybe they'd see some people are just in it for the music."

Tyrone woman Andrea Begley won the second series of the show last weekend.

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