Canadian singer, and record producer, Grimes has left Columbia Records, according to a source from the label.
Billboard reports, The singer’s longtime manager, Daouda Leonard, confirmed the news. She signed with Columbia in March 2021, marking her first major label deal after releasing five albums on independent labels prior.
Grimes has long teased her forthcoming sixth album, BOOK 1, offering many status updates during her time at Columbia. Last fall she even shared on social media that the project was done and may be released in two parts.
“Album is done we’re mixing. My friend and I. perfected the last song in the plastic surgery clinic cuz they wouldn’t let me leave and we were laughing that this was the most Hollywood moment of all time. I have 20 songs so maybe BOOK 1 and BOOK 2? Deciding format/ tracklist,” she wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Grimes allows her fans to use her voice on songs created by AI, on the ongoing artificial intelligence debate. She also told fans that she is more than happy for them to sample her voice using artificial intelligence as a means of making music.
Grimes Has Left Columbia Records