Mariah Carey parts ways with manager

LONDON, Aug 5:  Singer Mariah Carey has parted ways with her manager-collaborator-producer Jermaine Dupri.
The ‘Hero’ hitmaker hired her superproducer friend as her manager last autumn, but after less than a year in his new role, Dupri is stepping down from the position, reported MTV online.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work. I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future,” Dupri said in a statement.
The split comes on the heels of the disappointing sales of Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’, which has only moved 103,000 units since its release in May.
In addition to his role as executive producer of her latest album, the ‘So So Def’ mogul produced two of Carey’s biggest hits to date — ‘We Belong Together’ and ‘Always Be My Baby’.
Carey is now reportedly working closely with Kevin Liles, who currently manages Ty Dolla Sign and Trey Songz. (PTI)


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