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Keyshia Cole Fires Manager!

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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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14 comments to “Keyshia Cole Fires Manager!”



  1. 1

    I dont think its her manager Manny Halley 's fault. No one is interested in Keyshia Cole anymore. Shes a bitch , she has a terrible attitude. She should take her own advice and CHANGE.



  2. 2

    or what i don't know how to slice this orange, kool keith from oregon, keith next to the sunnyvale mall and the keith jarret concert



  3. 3

    If a musician blames her manager for an album's lackluster sales, perhaps she should write better music. Then again, she only has 1/3 of a writing credit on the whole album, so she's not really a musician, is she?



  4. 4

    Wow, nobody takes responsibility for anything anymore. If her work was great, it may have debuted low due to lackluster promotion, but after the release it would have soared regardless of that. Gurl just look in a mirror, THERE'S THE CULPRIT!!



  5. 5

    There is no "game" anymore when it comes to record sales. If this is why she fired her manager, she needs a lesson in the realities of the contemporary music business because with very few exceptions, everyone's sales are dropping.



  6. 6

    I have no idea who this is.



  7. 7

    if her music is good, people will buy it. nothing to do with her manager, shes famous enough to let people know of her new album, so whats she complaining about her manager for?



  8. 8

    It's not the manager's fault that her record performed poorly. At the end of the day, it's always about the music. Whereas her previous two albums were bangin', the songs from this new album are just not hot this time around, bottom line. But if it makes her feel better about herself to play the blame game and point fingers at the manager, so be it. Word is, she is not the easiest person to work with anyway, so…



  9. 9

    194,000 isnt bad. Noone is really selling great right now. but more importantly what the fuck is that tattoo on her arm supposed to be

  10. Sanz says – reply to this


    10

    Re: love_hollywood

    I sort of agree with you, but cmon. The whole "good music will sell" debate is bollocks. Ke$ha and Justin Bieber are selling, they're hardly producing good music..



  11. 11

    who cares about this Z list dude and her manager? I don't care even if your manager is Jesus Christ,baby



  12. 12

    SHE'S A HOOD RAT. NO ONE CARES ABOUT HOOD RATS ANYMORE. LOOK AT THE HIP HOP CROWD. THERE'S ENUFF HOOD RATS TO GO AROUND WE DONT NEED KEYSHIA AND HER DRUGGED UP MOM FRANKIE. HER MUSIC CAREER IS DONE. SHE WILL BE FEATURED ON THOSE "WHAT HAPPEN TO…" SHOWS WHERE THEY LOOK AT HAS BEEN Z LISTERS OVER THE YEARS.



  13. 13

    honestly first week or 1st 3 months sales shouldn't be anyones worry.. music now is by word of mouth. I won't buy anything until I go to youtube where someone put all the album track online for me to decide. Industry need to learn we are a niche society and are specific in what we like..the long tail theory will benefit in the long run than any Mainstream success aka Taylor Swift.



  14. 14

    Manny always seemed like a great manager from looking in. It is hard to say because we only see what the media allows us to see but he was one of the few who seemed to have her best interests at heart and her wild family as well. Maybe she should re evaluate her own need for change…..just sayin~!