Ariana Grande has become the latest in an ever growing list of superstar musician to reportedly part ways with manager Scooter Braun.
On Monday (8.21,) Puck News reporter Matthew Belloni took to social media with allegations that the mega-successful chanteuse had followed in the footsteps of fellow female musician Demi Lovato by severing ties with BraunScooter as her manager; a claim that was later substantiated to Billboard by sources close to the situation.
Prior to releasing Yours Truly, her 2013 debut LP, Grande signed with Scooter and his company, SB Projects, and has since released five additional full lengths, including Positions, her most in 2020.
Scheduled to star in the movie adaptation of Wicked, the Grande update was reported within hours of Lovato’s decision to leave Scooter, with whom she signed with in 2019.
On Friday (8.14,), Puck News claimed that Justin Bieber had cut ties with the music mogul, who discovered him on YouTube as a young teenager. However, this report was quickly denied.
“Justin and Scooter are still working together. Justin is not taking meetings to look for new management,” sources told Entertainment Tonight. “The two recently worked on something together.”
At press time, neither Ariana, Demi nor Justin have openly addressed the status of their professional relationship with Braun, whose current client roster includes David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Ava Max, Carly Rae Jepsen and Quavo, according to his website.
Colombian star J Balvin, who joined SB Projects in 2019, left in May and is now signed to Roc Nation.