Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rainie Yang releasing her new album in December

Rainie Yang will be releasing her new album in December this year, and after that, her contract with SONY is up. There are rumours that SONY has offered her 3 albums and $60million for her to renew her contract. Yesterday, Rainie’s manager expressed that both sides have already come to an agreement, “currently, just need signatures.” If including her earnings from advertisements, films, and television dramas, Rainie has attracted a massive $110million NT (approximately $23million RMB) this year.

Rainie’s contract with Sony was up at the end of last year, at the time there were rumours that Sony offered her 3 albums and $50million for her to renew her contract, but Rainie only signed for 1 album and $15million. Because Rainie has invitations coming from all directions, not only music but advertisements, idol dramas & films, she is a definite gold-keeper for them, hence before her contract expires, they are actively trying to get her to stay.

According to sources, this time, Sony has offered $60million, and has also promised for her to break into Japan’s music industry. Sony’s general manager yesterday admitted that they are actively trying to get her to renew her contract, and expressed that at the slowest, they will let Rainie release a single in Japan early next year. But he refused to comment about the money matters, only saying: “Regarding money, it’s really not convenient for me to reveal.” Rainie’s manager also expressed that their collaboration with Sony has been extremely happy, and there is a big possibility of renewing the contract.

Currently, Rainie is regarded as Sony’s No. 1 big sister. During the middle of this month, she will be heading to Japan to prepare a new style for her upcoming album in December. If she renews her contract, then including the 10 advertisements she filmed in China, which earned her $40million NT, film ‘Children’s Eye’ which earned her $1.5million HK ($6.23million NT), and idol drama ‘Shanghai Sweetheart’ which earned her $2.6million, her annual income totals a massive $110million NT (approximately $23million RMB)
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