Charlotte Church has reportedly pulled out of a €2.3million recording deal, less than seven months after she signed.
According to the Daily Mail, when Church announced the £2million (€2.3m) record deal last year it was heralded as her return to the music industry after a five-year career break.
However the singer is facing an uncertain future after terminating the deal with Power Amp Music, who reportedly promised her more creative freedom and the chance to retain the rights to her own music.
A source said the 25-year-old pulled out after disagreements about how the money would be spent and plans for her to embark on an American tour.
When the contract was signed it was reported Church would have to repay Power Amp if she did not deliver an album.
Yesterday her management refused to comment on whether she had paid back any money.
The termination of the deal means the chart-topping singer is without a record contract.
Instead, Church released her latest album, 'Back To Scratch', via her own record company Dooby Records – an amalgamation of the names of her children Dexter and Ruby.
It was launched in October with a personal appearance on shopping channel QVC where the star offered signed photos and copies of the album.
However the album has struggled commercially, reaching No 23 in the UK charts before dropping to 65 a week later.
Despite the sales figures, Church, who is believed to have earned £11million (€12.7m) during her career, recently insisted that commercial success was no longer a priority.
She said: "It’s all about musical expression. Commercial success and sales are very important and always great, but they’re not the be all and end all.
"I’d rather make really great music that I love than be on the treadmill of commercial music."