'Idol' Runner-Up Blake Lewis Dropped by Arista Records

Blake Lewis is the latest "American Idol" finalist to be dropped by his record label, he told the Internet radio show Maximum Threshold.

Lewis, who finished second behind Jordin Sparks in Season 6, signed with Arista Records after the show and released "Audio Day Dream" in December. The album sold only 300,000 copies and did not produce any singles.

A representative for SonyBMG, the parent company of Arista Records, told FOXNews.com in a statement that "Arista Records will not be picking up Blake's option and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Blake is still with 19 Recordings [an entertainment company run by Simon Fuller that represents and manages many former 'Idols']."

Aside from the major success of past winners such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood and fourth-place finalist Chris Daughtry, many "Idol" winners and runner-ups have had a hard time after leaving the popular show.

Both Season 5's winner and runner-up — Taylor Hicks and Katherine McPhee — were dropped from their respective labels, and Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard was dropped from J Records for falling "short of expectations."

Click here to hear Lewis' interview with Maximum Threshold.