Sony Music Entertainment and its subsidiary label RCA Records have dropped R. Kelly from their roster and will not issue new releases from the singer. According to reports, Sony Music/RCA do not plan to issue an announcement but Kelly has been removed from the artist roster on the RCA website, “as his back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony. Universal Music Publishing Group quietly dropped Kelly from their roster last spring.
Protesters delivered a petition including more than 200,000 signatures asking for RCA and its parent company, Sony Music Entertainment, to drop the singer earlier this week. Kelly originally signed with Jive Records back in 1991 which was turned into RCA under Sony Music in 2011.
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