Girl group the Sugababes have reportedly been dropped from their US label, in what would be the latest blow to the girl group in recent weeks.
Rumours are doing the rounds at the moment claiming that their three-album deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, which was signed in April 2009, has fallen through.
According to Ace Showbiz, the group’s name has been removed from the record label’s website – a definite hint that they have indeed been dropped.
The bad news comes just after their new record, Sweet 7, only charted at a disappointing number 14 in the UK charts. The song was released after various delays following Buchanan’s departure in September last year.
If this is true, then it's the latest blow to the girls, who recently found out that the original members of the band, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy, have launched High Court action to secure the rights to the ‘Sugababes’ name.
If they win, the original three will win the rights to use the name, and the current Sugababes line-up – made up of Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen - will have to rename their band.