Chart star ‘disappears’

Singer Madeleine Peyroux has gone missing…

A private detective has been hired to trace jazz singer MADELEINE PEYROUX.

The singer’s record company Universal Classics hired the detective after the US artist failed to turn up for any promotional work surrounding her latest album ’Careless Love’, which is currently at 11 in the UK album charts.

It is not the first time Peyroux has vanished. She spent seven years busking in Paris following the release of her debut album ’Dreamland in 1996.

According to BBC News, record bosses said that she was “proving impossible to track down”.

Following her return to the music scene, she signed to independent label Rounder Records, which now has a licensing deal with Universal.

A spokeswoman for Universal said: “She should be overjoyed with the album’s chart position, but she has now returned to America and is proving impossible to track down.”

She added: “Anxious record company bosses and her management company have been trying to contact her for nearly a week to no avail. She has simply disappeared.”

The company said that it had gone “to great lengths to protect Madeleine from burn-out through too much promotional work”.

The spokeswoman explained: “But it would seem that despite these efforts Ms Peyroux has had enough. She is that rare thing, an artist more interested in her music than in the glitz and glamour of showbusiness.”