The Kid LAROI has amicably parted ways with his management at Scooter Braun‘s SB Projects and is now being repped by Adam Leber at Rebel Management, a source familiar with the situation tells Billboard.
The 18-year-old Australian-born rapper-singer LAROI had been managed by Braun’s SB Projects since June. He had previously been at Grade A Projects.
LAROI’s track “Stay” with Justin Bieber — another Braun client — is currently the No. 1 song in the country, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks since its July 9 release. The song has also topped topped Pop Airplay, Radio Songs, Streaming Songs, the Global 200 and the Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts. His previous single, “Without You” with Miley Cyrus, reached No. 1 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Adult Pop Airplay charts.
Since LAROI released His F*ck Love EP on July 24, 2020, as a 15-track album that debuted at No. 8 on the Aug. 8, 2020-dated Billboard 200 albums chart, he’s continued to reissue it as subsequent volumes with additional tracks — and great success. It was reissued on Nov. 6, 2020, as F*ck Love: Savage with seven additional tracks and bounded 81-3 on the Nov. 21, 2020, Billboard 200 chart. It was then reissued a third as F*ck Love: 3 on July 23 and again for a forth time as F*ck Love: 3+ on July 27, adding seven and six tracks, respectively, including “Stay,” and finally topping the Billboard 200. The album’s total tracklist now stands at 35.
The Kid LAROI was nominated for best new artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, which were held on Sept. 12. MTV revealed that he was one of the top two finalists for that award, which went to Olivia Rodrigo. Both artists are expected to land Grammy nods for best new artist, among other categories.
Leber — who also manages Lil Nas X, Labrinth and until last month Miley Cyrus — launched Rebel in April in conjunction with Live Nation. He had previously been a partner at management conglomerate Maverick, which he co-founded in 2014 alongside other music management heavyweights Clarence Spalding, Larry Rudolph, Guy Oseary, Gee Roberson, Scott Rodger, Cortez Bryant, Ron Laffitte and Caron Veazey.
Braun and Leber did not respond to request for comment at time of publishing.