News: Omarion Looks Beyond Lil Wayne's Young Money, "I Am Very Excited About My New Home"
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 10:30AM
Former Young Money artist Omarion has announced a new label deal with EMI Music and plans to release, Ollusion, his first new album since leaving Lil Wayne's company last summer.
According to reports, the singer has decided to form his own imprint with EMI.
Omarion will be releasing the new album via his label imprint, Starworld Entertainment, through EMI Label Services. The multi-platinum superstar will release his anticipated third studio album, Ollusion, on November 24th. Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Omarion showcases his growth as an artist and entertainer. The triple threat known for his vocal, dancing and acting abilities, penned and co-produced all of the songs on Ollusion. Producers who collaborated on the album include Tank, King, Detail and 253, among others; along with guest appearances by Gucci Mane and Fabolous. (PR Newswire)
Omarion responded to fans' concerns via Twitter last month about why he decided to leave Weezy's label after signing in June.
"How kan I fall or get dropped when lam "gravity"...and jah is by my side being tha force that's driving and parachuting my arriving plateau," he wrote on Thursday (August 20). "What up tweep's good day.There's alot of people thinking i got dropped from Y.m that has never nor will ever b the kase I asked to b...realeased,I didnt get dropped.I wish wayne and all of Y.m good luck for there future. There r no hard feelings,business is business and I..made a decision that I felt was best for me..ALBUM OLLUSION still koming video still koming really soon luv yall thanx for holdin me down!" (Omarion's Twitter)
Young Money's Shanell aka SNL previously shared her reaction with SOHH regarding Omarion's departure.
"I don't know, everything happens so quick," Shanell said about Omarion's departure. "Everything happens so quick but I've always been a fan of Omarion. So whether he's with us or not with us, I hope the best for his career. I haven't been able to work with him yet." (SOHH)
The former B2K frontman reportedly inked his deal last summer.
Drake hasn't finalized his highly-anticipated major label deal yet, but friend and collaborator Omarion, who appeared on Drake's popular So Far Gone mixtape, has found a label home. Omarion has signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, becoming Drake's labelmate. Speculation about the signing started when fellow singer, Tyrese, posted a Twitter message several days ago congratulating him on his new deal. Omarion took to his own Twitter page just yesterday (June 1) and confirmed that he is indeed signed to Young Money. (Billboard)
Check out a portion of Shanell's SOHH interview speaking on Omarion below:
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