A source close to the situation confirmed to EW on Monday that Grande has parted ways with Braun, after signing with the mogul back in 2013. The two first started working together on Grande's first album, Yours Truly, which marks its 10th anniversary next week. The split was first reported by Puck News co-founder Matt Belloni on social media.
As for Lovato, EW has confirmed that the pop star is searching for new management after splitting from Braun last month. A source close to the situation says the move was mutual and amicable. According to a Billboard report, it was "time for Lovato to go in a new direction, even though she was thankful for her time with SB Projects." Per the outlet, Lovato is currently having conversations with potential new candidates. Lovato signed with Braun in 2019.
Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty; Jason Mendez/Getty; Kevin Mazur/Getty Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Scooter Braun
News of Grande and Lovato's departures follows a Puck report last week indicating that Justin Bieber, who first linked up with Braun way back in 2008, was also potentially seeking new management. Representatives for Bieber and Braun have since denied rumors of a split, while PEOPLE reports that although the "Baby" singer is "still managed" by Braun, the pop star is working on new music without him for the first time in 16 years.
A music industry source with knowledge of the situation told EW: "All of Scooter Braun's clients are under contract and negotiations have been going on for several months as Scooter steps into his larger role as HYBE America CEO. People are spreading rumors based on what they know, but they are off. Scooter's team at SB Projects are still handling both Justin and Ariana as they work through what this new structure looks like."
Braun previously made headlines for a yearslong 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 ultimately decided to re-record her albums in a bid to own them for herself, with the next release, 1989 (Taylor's Version), slated for Oct. 27.
Singer and songwriter J Balvin, who like Lovato signed with Braun in 2019, parted ways with SB Projects in May and has since signed with Roc Nation. As of Tuesday, Broadway star Idina Menzel is also reportedly no longer under Braun's management, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Braun's current roster includes Ava Max, Black Eyed Peas, Dan + Shay, Tori Kelly, and more.
A representative for Braun declined to comment.