The Kid LAROI Splits With U.S. Management
The Kid LAROI is under new management.
As he prepares for the release of his debut album proper, the Sydney star cuts ties with his manager of less than a year, Adam Leber.
LAROI’s management representation has been a revolving door since he became hot property.
The Grammy Award-nominated singer and rapper’s career had been guided by Leber, the Rebel founder and CEO, since last September, having split with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects.
The Kid (real name Charlton Howard) had been repped by SB Projects since June of 2021, after coming on board from Grade A Projects.
A source tells Billboard, which broke the news, that Leber still digs Laroi, but considers the partnership a poor fit with the Australian rapper-singer’s internal team.
Laroi’s management carousel revolves once again just days after he dominated the 2022 APRA Music Awards, where he collected three trophies, including the night’s top prize and the final category, song of the year, which he accepted with an early-hours live zoom from his pad in Los Angeles.
Earlier, in a pair of pre-recorded clips shot in a trailer, Laroi explained that he was filming the music video for “Thousand Miles,” the first track lifted from his forthcoming album.
The single debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and currently sits at No. 43.
On the ARIA Chart, “Thousand Miles” holds at its No. 4, its debut chart position.
The teen sensation has had it go all his way in the past year-and-some, during which time he has led the singles and albums charts in the U.S. and Australia, logged a record-setting stay at the top tier of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Stay,” his collaboration with Justin Bieber, and collected glory at the ARIA Awards, APRAs and NIMAs.
The Gadigal-born artist with Kamilaroi roots had the No. 2 digital single on the planet last year with “Stay,” according to the IFPI, scooping up 2.07 billion “streaming equivalent” units, bettered only by The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (2.17 billion streams).
His long-awaited End of the World tour of Australia is due to kick off May 26 at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena. Handsome Tours is producing the eight-date national trek, which wraps up June 7 at Brisbane’s Riverstage.