Grad Ball performer Amelia Lily cancels debut album


Amelia Lily has scrapped her debut album weeks before it’s scheduled release.

Her LP Be A Fighter was set to be released on July 29th, but all pre-orders have now been cancelled and customers have been refunded.

Lily previously delayed the record, moving the release date from April 21st to May 20th, and then again to July 29th.

The album was set to include the top 40 singles ‘You Bring Me Joy’ and ‘Shut Up’, alongside her most recent track ‘Party Over’.

Following her recent performance at Graduation Ball, Lily told The Edge that she was “so excited” about the release of her LP, saying that “I’ve literally been working on it since I came out of The X Factor so that was like two years ago and I feel like people are going to see my personality on there, and the versatility. It’s really diverse as well so hopefully there’s a song for everyone.

She went on to discuss the acoustic sound which was present on many tracks on the album: “There’s a song on the album called ‘Walk In My Shoes’ and that’s basically about when I’ve split up with someone and it’s like, telling everyone how I feel… It’s all acoustic based and I am really looking forward to people hearing that side of me, the vulnerable side.

Emerging rumours suggest that the cancelling of the album is due to the singer being dropped from her record label after the poor commercial performance of her single ‘Party Over’ which peaked at number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

The Edge‘s interview with the Yorkshire singer was cut short as fellow Grad Ball performer DJ Fresh entered to discuss a possible collaboration with Amelia Lily, so despite her album being scrapped, perhaps this doesn’t mark the end of her musical career.

After finishing in third place on The X Factor behind Marcus Collins and Little Mix, Lily signed a £500,000 three-album album deal with Sony subsidiary Xenomania.


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