This year, Beyoncé is coming back with a bang! It’s hard to imagine what more Queen Bey can accomplish after she broke the internet with her surprise album in December 2013.
With 46 Grammy nominations; 17 wins over 118 million albums sold as a solo artist, 60 million sold as a member of Destiny Child and over $300 million in ticket sales from On The Run and The Mrs. Carter World Tour; we wonder what more the 34-year-old has left to accomplish?
Besides her hilariously cute cameo on “Lip Sync Battle” with Channing Tatum in January, Bey has been pretty quiet in the past year.
As she prepares to do something magical during her second halftime performance at Super Bowl 50, Beyonce just did the unthinkable! She reportedly fired her entire management team which includes her cousin.
Here are the details via PageSix:
As the star prepares to perform with Coldplay at Sunday’s Super Bowl, we’ve learned that Beyoncé has split with her general manager of five years, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo.
Beyoncé is now working with Steve Pamon, who was JPMorgan Chase’s head of sports and entertainment marketing and masterminded the bank’s sponsorship of Queen Bey and Jay Z’s 2014 On the Run tour.
A source tells us, “Beyoncé basically cleaned house, got rid of her whole team, which included her cousin, and hired a new team. She wants to surround herself with business people who could take her career to an even higher level.” The insider added, “She has one album left to deliver before her deal is up with Columbia, plus she wants to make smarter decisions where it comes to touring, sponsorships and acting roles.”
Beyoncé brought Pamon over from JPMorgan Chase to her company, Parkwood Entertainment — which encompasses artist management, music production, tours, motion pictures, TV specials and apparel (as well as every facet of Beyoncé’s career ) — late last year. Former Universal Republic and Island Def Jam exec Peter Thea has also joined her team, along with Dan Ghosh-Roy, who heads up her digital operation.
Beyoncé’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement: “Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests … Some senior staffers were given the opportunity to reposition and stay on. Some members … awakened [to] new interests and decided to follow personal routes.
“Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyoncé for the last 10 years. Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyoncé’s life.”
Welp! There you have it! We know Queen Bey wants to be known as a serious actress worthy of an Oscar, but did she have to fire her whole team to make it to the next level?
Beauties, do you think Beyonce is being disloyal to the team that’s held for down for the past decade or should there be no hard feelings when it comes to business?