Will Young dropped by Island Records

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 August 2016
Will Young

Will Young

Will Young has been dropped by Island Records and has decided to self-publish his latest record

Will Young has been dropped by Island Records.

The former 'Pop Idol' winner went to number one with his album '85% Proof' last year but after parting ways with Island Records, he has decided to self-publish his latest record.

A source told The Sun: "Will has been dropped by Island and is going to do his own thing for a while. It is a surprising decision to let him go given the album he released with them went straight to No1.

"He had a great relationship with everyone at the label but sometimes these things just don't work out and people have to move on. He's self-released his new 'Summer Covers' EP. He has wanted to release his EP for ages and finally has the creative freedom to do it.

A representative for Will added: "Will's deal with Island Records came to a natural end following the release of his sixth studio album, and fourth number one '85% Proof' last year. Both parties mutually decided to part ways."

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Will is to compete in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing.'

The 37-year-old singer impressed BBC producers so much with his footwork when he appeared on the show to perform his single 'Joy' last year that he's been asked to join the next series later this year as one of the celebrity contestants.

A source said previously: "Will is a brilliant signing. He is extremely popular, he is a true professional, he can be quite competitive and he is no shrinking violet."

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