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‘American Idol’ Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze Dropped From Label

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Lee DeWyze won the ‘American Idol‘ crown for Season 9, but his relationship with label RCA has expired. The singer has been dropped by the label, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His 2010 debut, ‘Live It Up,’ sold poorly, shifting just 168,000 copies since its November 2010 release.

Despite the amount of hype that surrounds the show, the TV coverage does not always translate into loyal fans who will follow the artist from the TV show to record stores or iTunes. Winning ‘Idol’ does not always mean you will transform into the next Kelly Clarkson.

It’s worth noting that Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is on track to buck that trend and to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 this coming week. Industry insiders predict that McCreery’s first album ‘Clear as Day’ will move 170,000 copies after just a week in stores, which is more than DeWyze sold altogether in almost a year.

DeWyze, however, isn’t lamenting his split with RCA. A rep for the singer said he is “in a good place right now” and that he is excited about other professional prospects. He is also planning his wedding to model/actress Jonna Walsh, so this isn’t a setback. It’s just a blip on the radar for DeWyze.

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