Halsey’s new album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is due out today. It’s meant to be an exclusive release under Urban Outfitters. However, a fan found a vinyl copy inside an Urban Outfitters store too early. Considering that Urban had previously leaked a Halsey album before schedule, people jumped to conclusions.
The person who found the record (who goes by @dualipe on Twitter) tweeted out a pic:
UH WHAT THE FUCK THE VINYL IS IN STORES??? pic.twitter.com/uAnpp7xRSn
— kinzi is BALD (@dualipe) May 30, 2017
Halsey’s label followed up to check what was going on, but at that point the singer’s fans were already angry.
this makes me so upset why can’t a company do their fuckin job and not release the album before its due
— j ???? (@ashleyfran666) May 30, 2017
what urban is it at tho lowkey ????
— juan (@aungeldown) May 30, 2017
they did the same with badlands ???????? that is so fucking annoying
— victoria ???? hopeless (@rosesonmel) May 30, 2017
this ain’t right what the fuck???? @halsey
— sierrah (@sierrahbruneIIe) May 30, 2017
UO IS THE DUMBEST
— Yazmin✨ (@Sourmilkbabie) May 30, 2017
urban outfitters has me fucked up doing halsey dirty twice
— julia (@okayhfk) May 30, 2017
halsey better sue urban outfitters for screwing her over again
— lynds (@bitinthebulIet) May 30, 2017
Now Billboard is reporting that Urban did NOT sell copies early.
On the other hand, Fuse is saying they did, but that it was just that one store. “We communicated with the store team and immediately pulled the albums and confirmed this was isolated to that store only,” the company said.
In our minds, if it happened at one store, it still happened. Halsey might want to rethink her next launch strategy.
–EDM In Stereo Staff