Modest! Management and Leona Lewis have amicably ended their working relationship after six years together.
Whilst working with the UK management firm, Lewis broke global chart and sales records – and became the first British female artist to debut at Number One in the Billboard Album Charts.
Since working with Modest!, the artist has sold over 20m records worldwide, with single Bleeding Love going to No.1 in 30 countries.
Modest! directors Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee told Music Week in a statement: “We were very proud to have Leona on the Modest! roster and of everything she has achieved. We wish her all the best in the next phase of her career.”
Lewis said: “I greatly enjoyed my time working with Modest! and I’m very proud of all the things we achieved together. I would like to thank them for all their hard work and support over the years. They played an important role in my career and I’ll always be grateful to them. I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career.”
Music Week understands that Modest! is helping Lewis find new management located across the Atlantic, with discussions taking place with Front Line and others.
Lewis has just finished the European ‘Art on Ice’ tour, which will be followed by headline German and UK tours which culminate with two dates at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
The 27-year-old’s third studio album, Glassheart, was released in October last year via Syco/RCA. It reached No.3 in the UK charts and No.4 in Ireland.