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BREAKING: Lauren Alaina is parting ways with a longtime label

Lauren Alaina has left her longtime label after nearly 11 years.

A representative of the Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville label confirmed country now that Alaina is no longer signed to Mercury Nashville, which is an imprint of the label.

Lauren Alaina; Wild flower

The “Getting Over Him” ​​singer first signed to the label in June 2011 after being named a finalist on american idol Season 10.

Four months after signing with the label, Lauren Alaina released her first album, Wild flower, which features the first single, “Like My Mother Does”. The project debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, making Alaina the youngest female artist at the time to debut this high on the chart since LeAnn Rimes’ 1996 debut album, Blue.

Lauren Alaina;  Photo by Katie Kauss
Lauren Alaina; Photo by Katie Kauss

During her time with the label, Alaina released two EPs, including become good (2020), get over him (2020), as well as three full albums, Wild flower (2011), Road less taken (2017), Well seated on top of the world (2021).

The powerhouse singer quickly became Nashville’s go-to duet partner, scoring collaborations with artists including Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, BRELAND and more.

The award-winning country superstar has earned numerous accolades as well as three No. 1 hits, including “Road Less Traveled”, his 6x Platinum duet with Kane Brown “What Ifs” and “One Beer” with HARDY and Devin Dawson.

Alaina has also appeared on various television shows, including american idol, Dancing with the starsas well as his current appearance on CBS’s Beyond The Edge.

In addition to appearing on several television shows, Alaina has also starred in several national television shows, including PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, TODAY, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeABC’s CMA Fest Specials, CMA and ACM Awards, Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Halftime Performance, MLB World Series National Anthem (Game 5, 2021) and more.

In 2021, Alaina’s career reached new heights with the release of her inspirational book, Become good at being you. She also realized her dream of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry when her friend and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood invited her to join the coveted institution.

Alaina is currently participating in a brand new reality TV series called beyond the edgewhich airs on CBS every Wednesday at 9/8c.

Additionally, the 27-year-old is currently in the midst of her Top of The World Tour headliner, with special guest Spencer Crandall, which concludes on April 15 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Photo courtesy Lauren Alaina
Photo courtesy Lauren Alaina

The singer recently returned to american idol to serve as a mentor during Hollywood Week. She is expected to return to the show next month to take part in the show’s 20th anniversary celebration.

It is currently unclear if Alaina intends to sign with a new record label or if she will remain an independent artist in the future. We have contacted Alaina’s team for comment.

UPDATE:

Lauren Alaina released the following statement via social media.

I want to thank the staff at Mercury Records and UMG Nashville for all they have done for me over the past 11 years. They’ve been my home since the day I walked off the American Idol stage as a wide-eyed, enthusiastic 16-year-old boy. Now, at 27, I look back and see how much I have changed and grown to become the woman I am now.

I made the difficult decision to spread my wings and close a very important chapter in my life. There are more exciting things happening in my career right now than ever before, and I just can’t wait to see where it all leads. More to share soon. With gratitude and hope, Lauren.