Former ‘N Sync singer JC Chasez is leaving his longtime label, Jive Records, he exclusively tells EW.com
Chasez says he is currently in talks with other labels after the ”mutual decision” to part ways with Jive. ”I want to wipe the slate clean and then take on as many suggestions and ideas [as possible].” Representatives for Jive could not immediately be reached for comment.
Jive released all of ‘N Sync’s albums, as well as Chasez’s less successful 2004 solo debut, Schizophrenic. Last fall the label released a single, ”Until Yesterday,” in advance of a planned follow-up CD, but the song failed to gain traction on the radio and the album was never released.
Chasez is also working with other artists as a producer and songwriter, and reveals that he recently wrote a track called ”Treat Me Right” for an upcoming album by the Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync’s onetime arch rivals.
— Additional reporting by Shirley Halperin