United Kingdom: Blue dropped from record label

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UK boyband Blue have been dropped by record label Sony only a year after being signed.

The band released Colours, their first record with Sony, at the beginning of March this year. A mix of new songs and covers, the album failed to spark much interest and sold fewer then 4,000 copies in its first week of release reaching number 13 in the UK album charts.

Record label Sony has suggested the band may release a greatest hits album next year, to mark the band’s 15th anniversary. If so, it would be the band’s fifth such compilation.

While the news must come as a blow to the band, who have released 3 number one albums since forming, Blue are confident this does not mark the end of the road. A statement released by the band’s rep read:

Blue and Sony remain on good terms. After the boys finish on their sell out tour they will be back in the recording studio. The best friends will continue to do what they love and fans can be assured that there will be more music from the band next year. 2016 will see Blue celebrating fifteen years together.

The group, featuring Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James, represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song I can. They finished in 11th place, a position the United Kingdom has failed to better since.

Stay tuned to ESCToday.com for the latest news on BLUE, the United Kingdom and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest!

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