Honey G has announced plans to release a new single through her own record label [Wenn]
The controversial former X Factor finalist, 36, divided audiences when she took part in the ITV talent show last year along with the likes of 5 After Midnight, Saara Aalto, Ryan Lawrie and eventual winner, Matt Terry.
Despite landing a lucrative record deal with judge Simon Cowell’s label shortly after, her musical efforts failed to set the charts alight and Honey G was unceremoniously dropped in April.
Undeterred, Honey G – real name Anna Georgette Gilford – has now revealed that she will be releasing new single Hit you with the Honey G through her own hip-hop record label called H to the O Music.
Honey G originally shot to fame as a contestant on Te X Factor in 2016 [Wenn]
Opening up about the decision, the North Weezy native seemed upbeat about the situation, explaining: “I decided to launch my own label in order to give me more creative control and focus purely on producing real rap and hip-hop music.
“Working with Syco was great, but now I’m totally in control. I’m personally backing the whole PR Campaign for the single and I can now exemplify my own vision
“My new single, Hit you with the Honey G was produced, arranged and composed by me and was mixed and mastered by Grammy Award Winner Liam Nolan from Metropolis Studios.
Honey G was originally signed to Simon Cowell’s SyCo record label but dropped in April [ITV]
“I feel now is my chance to become globally recognised as a rapper and I hope the people believe and invest in my music,” she added to The Sun.
During her time on The X Factor, Honey G was mentored by judge Sharon Osbourne.
Despite facing a lot of criticism from viewers, she built a loyal fan base who helped keep her in the competition week after week eventually finishing in fifth place.
Honey G has said that she is excited for the future and hopes for ‘global recognition’ for her rapping [Wenn]
She was brought back as a guest performer at the X Factor Final at London’s Wembley Arena where she officially announced that she had signed with Simon and would be releasing her debut single, The Honey G Show, on December 23.
This was viewed with scepticism by some with her being granted the accolade reserved for the winner before they had even been crowned.
Honey G’s track was released with no further fanfare and little promotion, limping in at number 149 in the UK singles chart on its first week of release.