Ariana Grande has parted ways with her longtime manager Scooter Braun, Billboard reports. Grande and Braun have been working together since 2013, the same year she released her debut album Yours Truly. Details about the split, such as which business or management ties are ending, are not yet public. Pitchfork has reached out to Grande’s representatives for comment.
J Balvin left Scooter Braun’s company SB Projects in May. News broke earlier today that Demi Lovato, who signed with SB Projects in 2019, also departed sometime last month. However, rumors that Justin Bieber, who Braun “discovered” after seeing him on YouTube, parted ways were denied by his representatives.
Scooter Braun’s most infamous rift is with Taylor Swift. In 2019, he purchased the master rights to her early albums after acquiring her former label, Big Machine Label Group. That move inspired Swift to re-record her music, resulting in her ongoing Taylor’s Version series. The latest installment, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), arrives October 27.
This Friday, Grande will release a deluxe 10th anniversary edition of Yours Truly. The digital reissue will be available on August 25 and the vinyl pre-order begins on August 28. In addition to the original songs from the album, this upcoming anniversary edition of Yours Truly includes several updated versions of the songs that were performed live in London.
Grande’s latest studio album, Positions, landed in 2020. In 2021, the singer paired up with the Weeknd for a remix of “Die for You,” released “Just Look Up” with Kid Cudi, and more.