February 07, 2014 5:48am PT by Billboard Staff
Cher Blasts Longtime Label Warner Bros. Records
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
Cher says her record label "hasn't got a great deal of interest in my CD" and that the "decision makers" at the company "don't seem to care that much."
Cher released her most recent album, Closer to the Truth, last September on Warner Bros. Records. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the diva's highest charting solo album ever.
Cher took to Twitter on Thursday, Feb. 6, to gripe about her label but noted that "not all" the folks at the company are indifferent, adding that "there (are) hard working adorable" people there, too.
Just read mean TILAM review The video had nothing 2 do with me.I was told it would only be shown in gay bars.It’s true WB’s hasn’t got a— Cher (@cher) February 6, 2014
Great Deal of Interest In My CD. Not ALL,THERE R HARD WORKING ADORABLE PPL.,But Decision Makers Don’t Seem 2CareThat Much. It’s Ok YHSTLOM— Cher (@cher) February 6, 2014
So far, Closer to the Truth has sold 285,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. It debuted with 63,000 in its first week. The album was her first studio release since 2002's Living Proof. Cher has been with the Warner family of labels since 1996.
Warner Bros. Records has not responded to Billboard's email request for comment.
Closer to the Truth has notched two hit singles on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart: "Woman's World" hit No. 1 last year, and "Take It Like a Man" recently peaked at No. 2 for two weeks.
Cher's been extra busy as of late, preparing for her upcoming Dressed to Kill concert tour, which kicks off on Mar. 22 in Phoenix. The trek will be her first since her successful Farewell Tour, which circled the globe from 2002 through 2005.