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How LA Reid got Fired by The New UMG President by refusing to Make a UK friendly Mariah Carey album


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In his 2014 Book. LA Reid describes how He lost his job at the head of Island Def Jam when Lucian Grange took over Universal Music group.

 

In 2005 Mariah Carey released her comeback album "The Emancipation of Mimi" while a huge seller in the US and Globally.

 

La was concerned about the sales in the UK. Mimi as of today only sold 600,000 in the UK. Its double platinum. But not the numbers LA reis was hoping for.

 

He calls Lucian to address his concerns about the lack of Sales.

 

Lucian told him the album was too "Urban" for British audiences. That they were sending the files to be remixed for British audiences. LA reid was fuming mad as understandably. 

The UK version was ultimately cancelled when LA reid and Mimi threatened lucian and UMG UK with a lawsuit. 

 

In 2013. Lucian was hired as the new CEO of Universal music group in the US. 

 

LA Reid immediately knew his days were up at Island def jam. 

He was right. Lucian fired him over that phone call and refusing to all the UK version of Mimi to be released. 

 

LA also thinks this is why Chanteuse also flopped.  Lucian refused to push and just kept delaying the album wanting Mariah to do a edm album instead of an R&B and hip hop album. He only issued it. When he realized it was her final album under her 2002 deal. She fulfilled it. But she knew he wasn't willing to negotiate a new deal with her. 

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