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Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato part ways with manager Scooter Braun

Ariana Grande (right) and Demi Lovato (middle) have parted ways with manager Sccoter Braun (left)  (ES Composite)
Ariana Grande (right) and Demi Lovato (middle) have parted ways with manager Sccoter Braun (left) (ES Composite)

Music manager Scooter Braun has reportedly parted ways with two of his biggest clients – Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato.

Grande has been represented by the well-known US talent agent since 2013 while Lovato signed to him in 2019.

It comes a week after reports that Justin Bieber was also parting ways with Braun after 16 years, though representatives on both sides have since denied this.

Meanwhile, Colombian star J Balvin, who signed with Braun in 2019, left in May and is now managed by Roc Nation.

Representatives for Braun have been approached for comment.

Justin Bieber has been managed by Scooter Braun for 16 years (AFP via Getty Images)
Justin Bieber has been managed by Scooter Braun for 16 years (AFP via Getty Images)

Braun is one of the world’s most successful music managers, with clients including David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Ava Max, Carly Rae Jepsen and Quavo, according to his website.

Grande has released six albums under Braun’s guidance with all but one of them topping the US Billboard charts.

After the Manchester bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 of her fans, Braun organised the One Love benefit concert that helped raise millions of pounds to support the families of the victims.

Grande has not released an album since 2020’s Positions, and is currently working on the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked.

Lovato has released two albums since signing with Braun – 2021’s Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over, and Holy Fvck which came out in 2022.

Scooter Braun became embroiled in a feud with Taylor Swift after acquiring the recordings of her first six albums after he bought her former label (PA Archive)
Scooter Braun became embroiled in a feud with Taylor Swift after acquiring the recordings of her first six albums after he bought her former label (PA Archive)

In 2019, he became embroiled in a feud with Taylor Swift after acquiring the recordings of her first six albums after he bought her former label.

Though the masters have since changed hands again after a deal with investment firm Shamrock Capital, Swift has continued with a bid to regain ownership of the music by creating new versions of the songs.

She has already recorded new versions (“Taylor’s Versions”) of her previous albums Fearless, Red, and Speak Now.

On the last night of her recent sold-out, six-night run of shows at the SoFi Stadium in California, the singer announced the release date for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) – which will arrive on October 27.