Chanel — who in 2022 gave Spain its best result at Eurovision since 1995 — is having a year to remember. Since she revolutionised dance performance in Turin with her hit “SloMo,” Chanel has gone on to open Madrid Pride, seen her “SloMo” performance become the most-watched Eurovision 2022 performance on YouTube and voiced of one of Disney’s most iconic songs: “When You Wish Upon a Star” (“La Estrella Azul”) for the Spanish version of the Pinocchio remake, set to be released this month.
But fans are still wondering when Chanel will release her highly-anticipated new music, especially since several Eurovision 2022 alums have already done so.
Well on Saturday Spanish outlet Bluper reported that Chanel’s music is on hold, partly because of issues between Chanel and her label BMG.
Chanel: An international star in the making
Ever since Eurovision ended, many fans noticed that Chanel has appeared only in a few events — and all of them on massive stages. From Madrid’s pride to the Coca Cola Music Experience (CCME) Festival, the “SloMo” sensation only drops her fire at megawatt venues. Bluper reports that Chanel has signed with an American artist agency, under the guidance of her beloved choreographer Kyle Hanagami, whose goal is to turn Chanel into a true international star.
As a result of that partnership, Chanel has not had any other performances this summer, besides CCME. That’s because her agency takes maximum care for each of her performances, and the event and venue must be up to the standards of great international artists.
Additionally, Bluper reports that Chanel’s agency now asks for a fee of €30,000 plus management fees for each performance of “SloMo”. That’s obviously a lot of money for broadcasters, TV shows and Festivals, who have been unable to bring Chanel to their platforms because of contractual differences.
Just last week, Chanel withdrew from UPA Next, a new TV series that continues the format of “Un paso adelante,” a successful phenomenon in Spain that introduced the country to musical fiction. AtresMedia, the company behind this series, explained that the main reason for the cancellation is Chanel’s busy schedule. However, Bluper reports that the main reason is they can’t come to terms over money.
Chanel was also meant to appear in Nacho Cano’s musical “Malinche.” While her participation was already settled before Eurovision 2022 took place, Chanel is no longer in the cast. The reason — according to Bluper — is that this musical does not coincide with the vision Chanel’s agency has for her.
Issues with BMG
Chanel’s situation with her record label (BMG) is also said to be a source of tension. Chanel dropped her Eurovision hit “SloMo” with BMG and has delivered historic results ever since Benidorm Fest 2022. Bluper reports that their relationship started decaying around the time of Eurovision 2022 despite the expectation among both parties that they’d stick together. Chanel was not inclined to continue working with BMG, and their disagreement led a general manager at the company to resign, since losing Chanel was deemed a major failure.
BMG and Chanel have failed to sign a new contract, despite numerous attempts and there’s a potential that the parties will need to resolve their issues in court. As a result, her new music hasn’t come to light because, according to Bluper, it’s being held hostage by the company.
Sony has also approached Chanel, but it seems they can’t reach a financial arrangement either…
In the midst of this storm, BMG published an Insta post celebrating Chanel’s success just yesterday. The post also says that “now it’s the time to enjoy what’s about to come.” Fans have deemed this a bit ironic.
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Last week Chanel teased that new music is landing soon, so watch this space.
What do you think? Are you excited to hear new music from Chanel? What kind of sounds would you like to hear from her? Let us know in the comment section below.
Because it wasn’t cool to invest on Eurovision back then in the UK.
I don’t understand, this article is confusing. So she left BMG or not? She signed with Sony or not? If not, why? Is the source of the evil the American agency (under her choreographer’s guidance)? If yes, what do they want exactly if Chanel is blocked from releasing new music? She’s unknown outside Spain so if she doesn’t perform on Spanish TV shows and festivals, she will basically become a one-hit wonder. I honestly don’t understand what’s the situation here. She went completely away during summer which was shocking as she got a lot of hype, SloMo was a big… Read more »
Most of the Spanish singers (i dont know about singers from other countries) Who took parte in talent TV shows and quickly released singles and records afterwards have flopped.
Waiting more or less has absolutely nothing to do with the final result and success. As in Eurovisión what is important is the song and call me crazy but I think a song/career which is well thought and planned has much more chances for success than rushed ones which only want to take advantage of the moment.
30,000€ is nothing for a performance with dozens of millions of views and streams. Also after she’s paid the dancers, the trip expenses and taxes, there’s not much left.
She is just singing one song. It is not a concert.
She is just a new artist with one hit. 30k is not reasonable.
Soon enough there’s a new Benidorm winner who will get the media attention, so her options are getting limited: to release something pretty much now or take the last bits of her hype and perform a new song at Benidorm 2023.
If Spain gets even a top-10 result next year, all the attention will be on the next representative, not on Chanel.
Bf is on January -4 months-. Esc was on Mayo -4 months- ago-. BF is “Soon enough”. Releasing her music is “talking 4 ever”.
Chanel’s performance will be hard to be overshadowed for years to come. She came 3rd, not just Top 10 and her performance was iconic
She is losing time! There is so much competition out there! When you don’t write your own music-like Måneskin-you need to be with the best team and act fast to stand out, especially when you are a woman, because the music industry is very ageist with female singers!
Well i hope we don’t get another Normani
I think they all are doing Channel wrong. She could’ve appeared in more shows and use all the hype from Eurovision to release new music as “SlowMo” isn’t going to be eternal. All of them are losers when it comes to this situation. Hope Channel is freed soon.
It’s an interesting approach…I feel the best approach would have been somewhere in the middle of hers and Sam Ryder’s. Sam going to every festival going this summer, appearing in everything he was asked and rushing out 2 singles (1 being a feature) was too much in my opinion. He should be focusing on releasing great original music, to pave his own lane. Chanel seems to be wanting to go from eurovision 3rd place to Beyonce level overnight. They both can be international super stars but it requires discernment, strategy and the right amount of promotion and hard work. I… Read more »
Except Sam has a good manager and a record label that are focused on building his career. He waited 3 months to release another single and the feature one wasn’t up to his team. It’s normal for emerging artists do European festival season.
I hope they asked for their money back
You’d think if they want her to be an international star they’d have her perform more than 2 performances while her marketability as its highest
AZERBAIJAN HAS TO BE BANNED FROM ANY ESC EVENT!!!! RUSSIA GOT KICKED OUT FOR BEING A DICTATORSHIP THAT ATTACKS A SOVEREIGN COUTRY , SO SHOULD AZERBAIJAN
As well as being an oppressive regime, we’ll be saved from another bland Swedish produced song!
The article literally has nothing to do with Azerbaijan…
No, but there’s no place in the site where this is talked about
Not bad for a third place act.
The de facto winning act
Wiwibloggs is literally transforming in Chanelboggs….one day, one article.
30 000 really! For a 3 minutes song! But lol! Money money money to the detriment of everything else, it doesn’t give a nice image… she is not yet a big international star and I don’t know if to refuse some opportunities and to withdraw from shows, that are not “enough prestigious” for her, is the best way to become that big star. I feel they are wasting the Slomo success instead of surfing on it. But what would be Spain in Eurovision without dramas…
The downvotes were clearly inevitable and predictable with my comment, the surprise would have been the opposite, anyway I assume everything I said.
The hype is fading and it will fade more when Benidorm Fest starts again. She cannot ride on SloMo forever and she is not as special as she thinks otherwise they would pay her €30K.
The downvotes are because you are completely ridiculous with ‘Chanelbloggs’. It was just the first article in weeks about Chanel. Actually, we’ve been wondering why she hasn’t released new music or performed since Eurovision so it was a good idea to post this article.
You know you can just not visit the website if it upsets you so much.
Very good idea! I didn’t think about it thank you!
Ngl, I have no idea of what’s happening backstage, but it feels like her management isn’t helping her properly
Obviously not. Plus, she is not being very clever either. Big international stars happen to be very intelligent and know what to do with their careers (think of Shakira, Lady Gaga or Madonna).
You’re right, and even then I think Shakira had a great slip with Piqué, as she stopped being Colombia’s most recognizable act nowadays :/
Shakira is not the big star she used to be and appreciated for her music. Nowadays, she’s doing mainstream music with cool acts to stay relevant. But it’s wrong to compare Chanel with different artists like Shakira and Gaga who have been in the industry for decades.
Exactly, they have been able to maintain in the industry for decades thanks, partly, to their intelligence.
more like HUGE record labels backing them
Slomo was the track support for Léa Elui’s dance yesterday evening in France’s Dancing with the stars (the season also includes Anggun (ESC 2012) and Carla (JESC 2019) as well as Bilal Hassani as judge) and it illustrates very well the amount of work Benidorm Fest choregraphers and Spanish Eurovision team has done to achieve such a performance in the contest. Beyong compare (which is understandable in way because she’s not a professional dancer) ; but it underlines well the role of the live presentation of the song. It wouldn’t have feel the same without all the staging package.