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BREAKING: Lauren Alaina leaves longtime label after nearly 11 years

UPDATE: Lauren Alaina has released a statement regarding her departure from UMG Nashville and Mercury Records.

Lauren Alaina left his longtime label after nearly 11 years.

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

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, Alaina released their 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.

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’ beyond the edge.

In addition to appearing on several television shows, Alaina has also acted on several national television shows, including PBS’ At Capitol Fourth, The TODAY ShowABC hello america, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Macy’s Thanksgiving ParadeABC CMA-Festival 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 yourself. 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.

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 participate in the show 20th anniversary celebration.

Moreover, the 27-year-old is currently in the middle of her headlining Top of The World Tourwith special guest Spencer Crandall, which ends April 15 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.

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