Television actress Naya Rivera is reportedly a free agent in the music industry these days as reports claim her run with Columbia Records has come to an end.
While details are scarce, reports claim Rivera is no longer signed to the music powerhouse.
Naya Rivera is no longer on the Columbia Records roster, multiple sources have confirmed to Billboard. The “Glee” star signed with the label in 2011, and did not release a full-length with Columbia. The 27-year-old, who plays Santana Lopez on the hit Fox series, was one of the first “Glee” actors to land a solo record deal, and announced plans to begin work on an album in summer 2011. (Billboard)
Last year, Rivera’s ex-fiancé Big Sean gushed over hooking up with the “Glee” hottie for their “Sorry” collaboration.
“It’s a fresh song, right? It’s like a ladies’ anthem,” Sean said in an interview. “She’s like a great musician. Obviously, everybody knows she can sing real good, so I really don’t know anything too much about singing like that. I just know what I know about music and what she knows about music and when we combine them we help each other out, so it’s cool.” (MTV)
Rivera also spoke on linking with the Detroit spitter to get “Sorry” out.
Well, he knew enough about “singing like that” for Rivera to ask him for some advice while making the track. “A lot of influence. He’s been doing this a lot longer than I have professionally, so his advice is priceless,” she said. “I’ll play him stuff and he’ll give me little tweaks. He gave me tweaks on ‘Sorry.’ ” The song is pretty feisty, with Rivera announcing to the world — and Sean’s ex-girlfriends — that she’s the woman in his life now. Oh, and by the way, she’s actually not sorry about it at all. “Well when I went on hiatus, I just got in the room with some of my friends that are really good producers and we just sat and listened to tracks and started writing songs. This sort of organically came up and it was something I wanted to talk about.” (MTV)
The “Glee” actress and G.O.O.D Music protégé premiered the catchy track through Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station last September.
Naya Rivera isn’t kidding! The Glee star – who plays Santana Lopez in the hit Fox series – is pursuing a music career for real. Although the 26-year-old girl from Valencia, California – who is part of the Columbia Records roster (she signed her deal some time ago) – is still working in the studio on that debut album of hers, Naya is already treating us with the first official single of said project. Listen now above to “Sorry”, featuring Naya’s boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, which was world premiered on L.A’s Power 106 on August 9. Not bad! The beat is infectious, and “Sorry” is giving me both early 2000s R&B song and, Cassie tease. Intelligent move to ask Big Sean to guest on “Sorry”, by the way! It gives the song major exposure from the very beginning. Naya’s first single sounds like something both pop and urban radios will be willing to play. I’m excited! I’ll keep an eye on this girl. (Direct Lyrics)
Check out “Sorry”: