Oh bloody hell! We started to think it was never going to happen and now it has been confirmed that Amelia Lily has SCRAPPED her debut album in favour of working on new material.
Lily finished in third place on the eighth series of The X Factor UK back in 2011 after being brought back during the live shows. Ever since then, we’ve been waiting for an announcement about her debut album, but all we’ve had is pushbacks.
Back in 2012, Lily released ‘You Bring Me Joy’ as her debut single and it rocketed up the charts to land at the number 2 spot in the UK and was later certified Silver by the BPI. Her second single ‘Shut Up (and Give me Whatever You Got)’ landed at number 11 and ‘Party Over’ which was released in 2013 only just made it into the top 40, peaking at number 40.
But, today the news came via Twitter that Lily will not be releasing her debut album any time soon as she is going to working on new material.
It seems Amelia was forced to make an announcement about the album after online website Very listed the album release date as later this month.
Amelia wrote on Twitter: “Just to confirm that the ‘be a fighter’ album IS NOT been released this feb (sic)
“I’m working on brand new tracks……to release a brand new album! Stay tined Lilys!!”
Originally, it was stated that the album was going to be released in July 2013, but speaking to Digital Spy in October 2013, Lily explained: “I’m a perfectionist, as a lot of people who are close to me know. I didn’t want to release something that I wasn’t 100% happy with.
“I’ve gone back in the studio now, working on new songs. I feel a lot older now.
“I feel like I’ve learned a lot from being in the industry for the past two years and I’ve gone back in and I know exactly what kind of direction of music I want to do.
“I’m looking forward to people hearing my new music and hopefully it won’t disappoint you all! It’ll be worth the wait, I promise you”.
Are you surprised that Amelia has shelved her debut solo album? It can’t be good for her commercial profile and reputation to scrap her debut album, not least because her latest single only peaked at number 40 on the UK Singles chart.