Soul star Angie Stone
was infuriated with music mogul Clive Davis
when he asked her to change the name of her album, because it sounded too similar to her label-mate Alicia Keys
Stone originally planned to call her 2004 disc Diary Of A Soul Sister
, but reverted to Stone Love
after J Records boss Davis said Keys' second album was called Diary Of Alicia Keys
The Wish I Didn't Miss You
star - who teamed up with Keys and rapper Eve
for the single Brotha Part II
in 2002 - says, "I never enter into a project without a title first. The only time that happened was when I was on J Records. The title of my album was called Diary Of A Soul Sister, then Clive Davis came to me and said I had to change it because Alicia Keys had Diary of Alicia Keys, so I said, 'Well, I had my title first' and they said, 'Well, we gotta change yours.'
"So then I came up with Stone Love and that title was not indicative of that album which is probably why that was my weakest selling album. I felt the trust had been broken and I was very upset that I had to change the theme. The album was supposed to have Gladys Knight
, Chaka Khan
and Roberta Flack
and was supposed to be a diary of my life but we had to abort the concept of doing that kind of timeless piece of work."
Stone is now signed to Stax Records.
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