Katherine Jenkins parts from record label Warner Music


Singer Katherine Jenkins has parted company with her record label but said she is "excited" about her next move.

She insisted she had not been dropped by Warner Music but had merely come to the end of her three-album agreement.

In messages posted online she hit back at suggestions her label had dumped her because of falling sales and expensive "diva demands".

The 32-year-old Welsh singer signed a £5.8 million contract with Warner in 2008, which was said to be the biggest classical recording deal in history.

A report today claimed executives chose not to renew her contract partly as a result of the costs of styling, hair and make-up during promotional and live events.

But Jenkins, currently on tour in Japan, said: "I can confirm that I'm moving record label as I've reached the end of my three album deal with Warners.

"I'm super excited about where I'm going next but am currently sworn to secrecy."

Writing on Twitter, she went on: "This is a happy time for me personally and as an artist so do not be concerned by nonsense reports in the press.

Jenkins said she was "getting sick of all the hatred and venom", adding: "It's totally unnecessary."

And she later mocked: "Well, it's been a long day of rehearsals here in Japan. Time to take my £1,500 worth of make up and my diva demands to bed."

Her most recent album, This Is Christmas, out last year, peaked at number 26 in the UK chart, while her previous release for the label, Daydream, reached number six.

She competed on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars, last year as part of a plan to break America.