Eve Glad Album Was Shelved
Rap star EVE is quietly pleased her new album, HERE I AM, has been indefinitely shelved - because she felt sure it wouldn't have been a hit if it hit stores, as planned, in August (07).
The hitmaker now plans to rework some tracks on the album for a 2008 release, admitting it's a tough time to release CDs - because so many fail.
She says, "There was a time when you could put out a single and then put your record out five weeks later; if the single did well at radio, that told you how your album was gonna do.
"Nowadays a single could play for weeks on the radio - it could be the biggest single - but the album sales don't match up. You definitely have to take your time and come up with a good strategy.
"I'd rather put out an album when I feel one hundred per cent connected to it."