Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA

Lee DeWyzeSome stars climb while others fall. Or in this case, some stars get dropped.

Lee DeWyze, winner of American Idol, has been cut from RCA Records due to poor performance with album sales. His debut album, Live It Up, sold only 168,000 copies. Not very good for an Idol winner.

Lee’s option for renewal came up in September was allowed to pass. He will continue to be managed by 19’s management arm, so we’re likely haven’t seen the last of him just yet.

At least he’s still got his engagement, right? DeWyze’s rep also reminded THR that he’s got several projects on the way, though no details on what those might be.

Anyone surprised by this turn of events?

Source: Hollywood Reporter