According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato have parted ways with music manager Scooter Braun.
The publication states that Lovato split with Braun last month and is currently seeking new management; she originally signed with Braun in 2019, and under his management released two albums: 2021’s Dancing With the Devil … the Art of Starting Over and 2022’s Holy Fvck. Additional sources said of Lovato’s split that the move was ‘mutual and amicable’; and according to Billboard, it was “time for Lovato to go in a new direction, even though she was thankful for her time with SB Projects.”
In addition, Puck News co-founder Matthew Belloni tweeted news of Grande’s split from Braun, though he did not offer any additional details. Grande signed to Braun’s SB Projects in 2013 and released six albums under his management. Additional sources confirmed that Grande has parted ways with Braun, who first started working together on Grande’s first album, Yours Truly, which marks its 10th anniversary next week.
The news of Grande and Lovato’s split with Braun comes days after rumors surfaced that Justin Bieber had also left Braun’s management company, though representatives for both Bieber and Braun have denied those claims. Braun famously made headlines for his public dispute with Taylor Swift over the rights to the master recordings of her first six albums, which Braun’s Ithaca Holdings acquired in 2019 and later sold to private equity company Shamrock Holdings. Swift has been re-recording her albums in a bid to own them for herself; her next release, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), will drop on Oct. 27.
Braun’s current roster of talent includes Ava Max, Black Eyed Peas, Dan + Shay, Tori Kelly, and more.
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