Remember Willa Ford? She Suggests That Her Music Career Was Derailed Because Of 9/11

By 07.27.17

On September 11, 2001, the terror attacks took the lives of 2,996 people. The commercial airliners that slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania rocked the nation and the entire world. However, former singer and actress Willa Ford is claiming that September 11th had one more casualty – her music career. Willa gave an interview to Billboard where she explains why she left the music business. The former pop star gives details on how a “perfect storm” caused her to leave the music business. One of the main reasons for her music career ending was 9/11. Apparently.

“A lot of people don’t realize this, but my second single was released on September 11, 2001,” Ford told Billboard. “Everything that happened that day froze; the world stood still, as it should have. My second single didn’t do well because anything that launched that day kind of got canned. I know that sounds silly, but on radio they slate things, but it really fell to the wayside.”

She does say the world should have stood still because it was such a life-shattering travesty, but just bringing up the notion that your pop song didn’t sell well because of the terror attacks of September 11th does not have good optics. Ford added that her career was also derailed because “the record company I was with at the time got acquired by another record company, and the president of our record company left the company.” Ford adds that “at that time, my sister had a baby, and I felt like this pop machine had taken me and put me in the wash cycle and I had been spinning out of control.”


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