Britney Spears kinda ruined Samantha Jade’s career in America, and this is pretty brutal

Britney Spears kinda ruined Samantha Jade’s career in America, and this is pretty brutal
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Samantha Jade may be best known for winning The X Factor Australia in 2012 and then landing a record deal with Sony Music, who helped her music career finally take off.

But if it wasn’t for Britney Spears, it’s likely Samantha would have been a global superstar long before ever having to apply for the show.

Speaking to Nova FM’s How To… Life podcast this week, the 33-year-old revealed that when she was 16 she shared a record label and team as Britney in Los Angeles after leaving Perth.

But things didn’t quite go to plan for her.

Samantha Jade has revealed how she once shared a label with Britney Spears, but they prioritised the American singer
Samantha Jade has revealed how she once shared a label with Britney Spears, but they prioritised the American singer instead
She later left LA after failing to make it and appear on X Factor Australia in 2012
She later left LA after failing to make it and won The X Factor Australia in 2012

Here’s what she told the podcast, revealing the harsh reality of the music industry:

‘I am such a huge Britney fan. Like, I love her. But we were signed to the same label. So at the time, she was kind of my competitor – which is so weird to say, because it’s like, “Britney? What? How are you that close to her?” We had the same A&R (artists and repertoire), same marketing team and all of that. But [the label] basically said, “We’re going to either put all of our eggs into Britney’s basket, and you are going to have to be kind of shelved for a year”, meaning all music I wrote was going to be old by then – or “[we’re not going to] work on your project”.

‘So my management were like, “Let’s leave and we’ll get another deal”. So I believed in them, we left and there was no other deal waiting. I thought leaving was the right choice because I truely believed in my management team. I’d been with them since I was 15, they were like family and I thought they had my best interests at heart.

‘To cut a long story short, I stayed [in LA] for a while and was trying to cut demos, I starting singing on that TV show Glee doing the background [vocals] and had some meetings with labels. And it was this moment of the last meeting I had, where I’d built myself up and I remember walking in thinking it’d taken me so long to get there … and then [the label] was like, “You don’t have a star tone, you don’t have a star voice and it’s not memorable.”‘

Samantha then returned to Australia, released a couple of singles that failed to have much of an impact and eventually won The X Factor in 2012.

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mary
mary
7 days ago

believed and voted heaps for her…along with Dami Im, Isaiah and Guy Seb….Amazing Aussie singers love you all…

frolep rotrem
frolep rotrem
1 month ago

What i don’t understood is actually how you are not really a lot more smartly-appreciated than you might be right now. You’re very intelligent. You already know therefore significantly on the subject of this topic, produced me in my opinion believe it from numerous various angles. Its like women and men are not involved unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times handle it up!

Oceania
Oceania
3 months ago

Samantha was young it’s not her fault that her management made the decision to leave. There is always room for another star. In a business world any record company wants more that one star on their label. The more stars they have on their label the more money and profit they make

Ashes to ashes
Ashes to ashes
3 months ago

Can’t be mad at the record label for prioritising Britney, she’s iconic and I’m not even that find of her music. Lol

Fiona G.
Fiona G.
3 months ago

It’s a shame Samantha’s career didn’t take off back then. It has now and that’s all that matters. I think she has a lovely voice. I’ve seen her on the morning shows singing live and she’s a class act.

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