Angie Stone Recalls Feud Over Album Title
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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