The American Idol runner up (spotted at the Golden Globes gift bag event this past Wednesday at the Voda Spa in West Hollywood) only sold 366,000 copies of her album last year, failing to garner the coveted “Gold” record status.
But an executive at BMG Music Group contends, “It’s preposterous to say this franchise has lost its luster. It’s the envy of the music industry. We’ve sold over 50 million albums by ‘AI’ artists since the show started. We put millions behind Katharine. Many of us at the label still love her songs. But we’re in the major leagues. We didn’t think she could break into the mainstream. We would rather be honest.”So what’s next for Katharine? Well, she’s in talks with another undisclosed label, and she’ll be starring in the upcoming film “I Know What Boys Like.” Not too shabby!