“American Idol” Season Nine winner Lee DeWyze might not be having a “Beautiful Day” now that he’s been dropped by RCA Records, according to both Popdust and The Hollywood Reporter.

DeWyze hasn’t been much of a money-maker ala Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia and Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery; according to Popdust, DeWyze’s debut album, “Live It Up,” which was released November 2010, sold only 168,000 copies, whereas McCreery’s debut album, “Clear As Day,” is expected to sell 175,000 copies in its first week alone, already selling more than DeWyze’s debut album.

According to RCA CEO Peter Edge, successful “American Idol” winners have to have the right songs to stay on top. “The TV platform provides amazing coverage, but if you don’t have the right songs, it doesn’t really mean a whole hell of a lot, because we’ve seen ‘American Idol’ winners come and go in a heartbeat. And we’ve seen great records, like Kelly Clarkson, starting with ‘Since U Been Gone,” he said to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, DeWyze’s representative said the singer is feeling good and working on new projects, which includes his upcoming wedding to Jonna Walsh.

What do you think about DeWyze’s partnership with RCA being through? Give us your opinions in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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