American singer Tinashe has parted ways with RCA Records. The development was confirmed by her longtime manager, Mike Nazzaro.
Mike Nazzaro maintained that she wasn’t dropped from the label as speculated and that the decision to part ways was hers.
“We initiated for her to be released,” he said. “It was a positive split for her. It’s giving her back creative control.”
Nazzaro also added that it has been “a respectful separation on both sides,” saying, “Her relationship with RCA was a long-term relationship, but they needed space. It was time to part ways.”
“She’s excited for this next step in her career,” he continues. “We’re trying to decide now, if we want new partners, who the next ones will be.”
She released her major-label debut, Aquarius, in 2014. That album included her breakout single “2 On,” which eventually earned a platinum certification.
Two years later, Tinashe put out the Nightride mixtape, and two years after that, she released the Joyride album, which included collaborations with both hip-hop stars (Future) and indie darlings (Little Dragon).