Alicia Keys Splits With Longtime Manager
As her personal life goes in a new direction, Alicia Keys is following suit professionally, ending her business relationship with longtime manager Jeff Robinson. According to Keys' camp, the split from Robinson and his company MBK Entertainment, who she has been with for 15 years, was harmonious.
"MBK Entertainment Inc. has been the management firm for Alicia Keys since she was a teenager-guiding every facet of her career, including the international success of her Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum albums, films and branding opportunities," said her rep in a statement. "Keys and Robinson have been partners for over a decade and would like opportunities to pursue other endeavors. Their decision is mutually agreed upon and amicable." Despite parting ways the two will collaborate together to produce albums in the future.
The last year has been quite a whirlwind for the 29-year-old who. Amidst promoting her fourth album 'The Element of Freedom,' Keys announced she is pregnant and expecting her first child with her beau/producer Swizz Beatz.