The entertainment lawyer who runs the Crazy Days And Nights blog has posted a lengthy story about a young chanteuse who’s been ghosting vocals for a popular female singer since 2001. The real singer, who he refers to as “S,” hasn’t been gettng paid lately because her counterpart, identified as “MV,” has run out of cash, and she’s getting ready to go public with her story.
The lawyer scatters clues to “MV”‘s identity–the first ghosted album came out in 2001-02, the singer has “top 40″-level success and at least one gold record–throughout his post (did we mention that it’s really long?), and the gossipmonger community ohnotheydidnt is full of speculation, but some of their guesses are really wide of the mark (come on, Norah Jones?). After the jump, we present our top four guesses for “S,” along with our pick for who the lip-syncer might be.
Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys, 2001
Why It Could Be Her: All that “she’s a brilliant child prodigy!!” talk has seemed fishy to us since it started.
Why It’s Probably Not Her: It’s really hard to play the piano and lip-sync at the same time, even if what you’re plonking out is about as tough as “Für Elise.”
Artist: Jessica Simpson
Album: Irresistible, 2001
Why It Could Be Her: We’re sure that the divorce-lawyer bills are putting the squeeze on Jessica’s finances.
Why It’s Probably Not Her: She’s not smart enough to keep up the façade for that long … or is she?
Artist: Mandy Moore
Album: Mandy Moore, 2001
Why It Could Be Her: Moore has switched labels recently, and she’s been focusing on her film career more in recent years–perhaps as a cover.
Why It’s Probably Not Her: What svengali in his right mind would say, “You know, I think our next move should be an album of XTC covers!”?
Artist: Christina Milian
Album: Christina Milian, 2001
Why It Could Be Her: The lapsed payments make sense–Milian was dropped by her label, Def Jam, earlier this year.
Why It’s Probably Not Her: It’s hard to believe that someone would go to all of this trouble in order to preserve the artistic integrity of “Dip It Low.”
OUR BEST GUESS: Moore. She’s definitely got enough acting chops to pull off a convincing lip-sync, and her covers-album swerve may have been a brilliant ploy to throw off the scent.
Let me preface this post by saying… [Crazy Days And Nights]
One of the most interesting blind items I’ve read… [ohnotheydidnt]