Makes me head hurt trying to understand the timelines, ha.
I don't think she ever expected to be the new J-Lo?I think the pop album was much stronger and Victoria was deluded to think she could make it big in America and be the new J-lo.
Alesha Dixon said all the faffing around with Victoria is why the label went bankrupt and the third Mis-Teeq album never came out.
Ah yes, oracle Alesha Dixon who just so happens to know every in and out of how a record company would fail. Since she's said that, I'm pretty sure it's been confirmed that Telstar were folding regardless of Victoria. In 2004 especially, Victoria was an easy punching bag for the press and her name attached to anything would generate more interest, negative or positive. Claire Sweeney was given a huge advance like Victoria was but she wasn't ragged over the coals because the public wouldn't have given a shit about that, whereas if there was a chance to bring Victoria down, then they would do so.Says who? Wouldn't Alesha Dixon know, as someone actually signed to said label?
Ah yes, oracle Alesha Dixon who just so happens to know every in and out of how a record company would fail.
As opposed to random Victoria Beckham fans on a music forum? I'm pretty sure someone actually signed to said label would know more but if you have a credible source debunking it I'm happy to hear it.
Though you all seem to be in agreement that they spent too much on her project so I don't know what you're arguing for anyway. Even if they had spent too much on other acts, the timing would suggest the excessive spending on Victoria (two albums with expensive producers) pushed them over the edge into bankruptcy.
Her 'urban' album was actually recorded with a different label (Roc-A-Fella records I believe?), so I doubt Telstar had any hand financing those tracks. So they would have just provided some funding in relation to the earlier pop tracks.
It's unfair to blame the entire record label folding on Victoria when that same label housed Rosie Ribbons, Claire Sweeney, The Cheeky Girls and Maria Willson... all flops.
I'm also pretty sure the second Mis-Teeq album underperformed?
As @JMRGBY said though, obviously a label folding due to Victoria Beckham makes a much punchier headline than the truth.
Compared to the first, definitely - then with Style 'only' entering at #13, I think the writing was on the wall. Hasn't Alesha also recently said she didn't want to continue in the band at that time anyway?I'm also pretty sure the second Mis-Teeq album underperformed?
Their Telstar singles were selling very well though? All four singles went Top 10 the first three even being Top 5 UK hits. Why would they not give them more singles?it does seem crazy they even gave The Cheeky Girls more than one single
That wasn't TelstarI remember them making bizarre decisions like having Robbie from Hollyoaks rap on one of their singles (the Sabrina cover)
And then a year later you had artists like Nelly releasing two albums simultaneously with two different vibes so Victoria could’ve effectively have done the same (pop album and rnb album).The indecisiveness in whether to go down the pop route or the hip hop one that eventually lead to a double a side featuring both.