Singer Katherine Jenkins has parted company with her record label but says she is "excited" about her next move.
She insisted she had not been dropped by Warner Music but had merely come to the end of her three-album agreement.
And she hit back at suggestions her label had dumped her because of falling sales and expensive "diva demands".
The 32-year-old Welsh singer signed a €6.7m contract with Warner in 2008.
A report claimed executives chose not to renew her contract partly as a result of the costs of styling, hair and make-up during events.
Her most recent album, This Is Christmas, out last year, peaked at number 26 in the UK charts.
She competed on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars, last year in a bid to break America.