K. Michelle‘s relationship with radio seems to have taken a turn for the worst.
Bad news for the ‘Maybe I Should Call’ singer below…
Following her decision to confront music industry power player Angela Yee during an interview on her ‘Breakfast Club’ platform Michelle has learned of a report which claims she has been blacklisted by the U.S. media company Radio One.
Not to be mistaken for the British radio platform of the same name, One is said to have cut all ties with the singer after she allegedly failed to turn up to several promotional spots they’d lined up for her to fulfill.
However, a rep from the star’s label, Atlantic Records, has stepped forward to claim that the story is untrue citing reported spins of the singer’s music on the platform in several states as proof of this.
This is serious.
For one reason or another Michelle is yet to be embraced by Top 40 radio formats seeing her become extremely dependant on Urban platforms to push her music to the masses.
With this in mind let’s hope that the singer finds a way to reconcile with One and reclaim the access to its audience she seems to have lost.
Unfortunately, a number of R&B-leaning artists still take an unhealthy approach to Urban platforms, seemingly unaware or uninterested in how supportive these platforms are to them as they set their sights on what some might call “mainstream relevance.”
As one of her genre’s leading ladies, it’d be a shame if Michelle saw her relationship with one of these influential platforms crash and crumble before she reaches her full potential commercially.