Back in February I named Swedish pop star Sabrina KingQueen (AKA Sabrina Petrini) one of my “Ones To Watch in 2011,” and reporting that her debut album would be out in March. Well, clearly March has come and gone with virtually no word. Turns out there was a reason, and it’s one that we hear about all too often in the music biz. On April 25th Sabrina KingQueen formerly announced that she has parted ways with Swedish label B.A.M. (Brash Accord Music). In the press release she states that the album (La La Land) has been recorded but that she was waiting on her label. Clearly nothing came of that waiting and Petrini decided to do what was best for her and her career.
This is definitely SAD NEWS but it sounds like it was the right decision. If the label isn’t doing it’s job, what more can you do? Severing ties was the only option. She has the passion and clearly wants to get music out there to the people, but not in a way that compromises who she is as an artist. Good for her for standing up for herself and her body of work. I’m confident that we will hear more from Sabrina KingQueen in the near future – and so is she.
“I want to say thank you to all my fans! Without you, I wouldn’t have the need to fight so hard for all of this. Thank you to friends and family that have been there as well. I am strong but with you I am so much stronger. I won’t let myself or anybody else down if I stand up and stand proud because I am not a quitter. This will take time but I know with you by my side it will all fly by fast and before you know it; I will have a new album, new singles, new videos and a new show for you all.”
Check out Sabrina KingQueen‘s full statement below the cut. Wishing you the best Sabrina! Come back to us soon!
To my friends, family, and most importantly my dear fans;
So this isn’t easy, I am in the difficult situation of stepping away from the last 2 years of my life.
I am leaving my Label to free myself from the restrictions and difficulties that have been put in place by my Swedish label, B.A.M. (Brash Accord Music).
These 2 years were full of recording and working with my Swedish label B.A.M. (Brash Accord Music). It’s like breaking up with someone you have been in a bad relationship with. The ups and downs of the past 2 years have made life amazing, but I also have a limit for what I allow myself to be a part of and when it comes to my art and passion, my Music.
This decision comes as a very difficult one, but based on how I view my future and musical direction, B.A.M. and I can no longer work together.
I have recorded my album La La Land and have been waiting for my label to keep the deadlines on promotional items. Its now 3 months later and I still don’t have what I need in my eyes to share my art with all of you.
The A&R Rep refuses to answer the tough questions through emails or by phone about work. My management can’t do their job without proper communication and I can’t do my job if I stay with this label.
I love the work I have done, I love all my babies (my songs and album). But I also need to protect them with putting them down for a while until all of this is sorted out.
Don’t worry, I am not a quitter, this is not in anyway keeping me from working on the future. Now I have even more to write about and another story to tell the world. The time has come and it’s time for new projects and new experiences to explore. I can’t wait to share all the new things with everyone.
I have already started connecting dots with a new team and I finally feel like I have met new members of my little family.
I pray for this to be a fast process and that the label will let me go in peace. We have had our good times but also a lot of bad times. Sometimes you meet people that understand exactly what and who you are and sometimes they just don’t.
I hope that the label understands why this is the point we have come too, but at the end of the day, I am blessed to have a manager that is there for me and a team that supports me to the fullest.
With this I want to say thank you to all my fans! Without you, I wouldn’t have the need to fight so hard for all of this. Thank you to friends and family that have been there as well. I am strong but with you I am so much stronger. I won’t let myself or anybody else down if I stand up and stand proud because I am not a quitter.
This will take time but I know with you by my side it will all fly by fast and before you know it; I will have a new album, new singles, new videos and a new show for you all.
I LOVE YOU