Usher has reportedly hired the manager who first introduced him to Justin Bieber.
Scooter Braun has signed onto take charge with the R&B star’s career, adding the Yeah! hitmaker into a stable of artists which includes Bieber, Kanye West, Tori Kelly, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sources tell Billboard Braun also has signed rising Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa to his management company.
The news comes just four months after Braun and former client Ariana Grande parted ways in February.
Usher was coy regarding the management deal when motivated to comment on that is a news on the 73rd annual Cannes Lions on Tuesday, telling reporters, “I’ve been in the Scooter family. We actually been employed together on artists, and worked together operating. So it’s only a continuum.”
Usher recently revealed he was excited to produce his eighth album, Flawed, later in 2010, although he couldn’t provide fans through an exact date.
“You know, I like to push out a music how I feel it, instead of having a date,” he explained. “The thought of dates, boxes, categories are incredibly scary in my opinion.”
The 37-year-old hasn’t released accurate documentation since 2012’s Looking 4 Myself, but she has been steadily focusing on his new album whenever he’s had moments of inspiration.
“I discover the inspiration each time I find a thing: what on earth is ‘flawed?’ It’s something that’s not perfect,” he continued. “It’s a potential relic of some sorts, to develop and blossom and gain texture. But it is them, those tumultuous occurrences and things which happen in your lifestyle that define how it’s, as well as in our country and us as people. All of these everything is standards, and I took over as inspiration. Now I can’t show you yet with the end how it is gonna be, but at this time it’s Flawed.”