spoken word

UK NEWS: SPEECH DEBELLE BOOED BY TAKE THAT FANS

Via BBC News Mercury winner Speech Debelle was booed by Take That fans as she tried to rap one of their songs at a London event in honour of the group. The rapper was one of a host of stars performing at the launch of the SingStar Take That video game. Debelle chose to rap her way through the 1993 hit single Pray, leading to boos from some of the 500-strong crowd. She was also criticised by host James Corden, who said []

UK NEWS: MERCURY WINNER SPEECH DEBELLE LEAVES LABEL BECAUSE OF POOR ALBUM SALES

Via BBC News Speech Debelle is quitting her record label, saying the company were to blame for disappointing sales of her Mercury-winning debut album. Debelle told 6 Music that sales of Speech Therapy suffered because of poor distribution by Big Dada records. Prior to her win, the album had sold around 3,000 copies with sales increasing to just below 10,000. “The Mercury Prize was on Tuesday, and on Friday there were no more physical albums in the shops,” she said. “So, on []