If you can't do the job, take a walk!
In light of the not so stellar first-week sales of her latest album, Calling All Hearts, Keyshia Cole has fired her longtime manager, Manny Halley.
The album really hasn't performed as we're sure she would have liked. It debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, but then slipped to 23-26 this week. It came in at No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, but now has moved 9-8 on the chart. This is a far cry from her last two albums that both debuted at the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 and remained strong thereafter. In total, we hear the album was only able to sell 194,000 copies in the first week.
Thus, Manny is out!
Keyshia confirmed the news on her Twitter earlier this week, saying:
"Would like for u guys to know that Manny Halley is no longer my management. Someone said if the people around u won't change, change the people around you."
Tough call, but maybe it is for the best. Someone new might have exciting ideas on how to up the ante on your game. Still, we're sure Manny is a little heart broken. You guys have been together for a long time.
Such is the biz!
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