Dua Lipa has left TaP Music, the management company that has been guiding her career for several years, Billboard has confirmed. The news, first reported by Hits, comes as the superstar is at the very beginning of her massive Future Nostalgia arena tour, which kicked off in Miami on Feb. 9 and is set to continue with a show tonight (Feb. 18) at TD Garden in Boston after two years of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cause of the management split was not immediately known; a request for comment from TaP was not returned as of press time. Sources say that Dua is actively interviewing new management companies to take over the handling of her career.
TaP was founded by co-CEOs Ed Millett and Ben Mawson, the latter of whom has served as Dua Lipa’s manager. TaP’s management roster includes Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, CL and Noah Cyrus, among others, and also includes a record label venture with the Universal Music Group and a publishing venture with UMPG.
Dua Lipa’s career has catapulted into the stratosphere over the past several years, since her breakout single “New Rules” helped pave the way for her best new artist victory at the 2019 Grammys. The release of her 2020 album Future Nostalgia pushed her to even new heights; despite being released in the spring of 2020, her single “Levitating” was the No. 1 song in the United States in 2021, raking in the most streams (804.71 million on-demand audio and video streams) and the highest radio audience (2.94 billion audience impressions) for the year, according to MRC Data.
Additional reporting by Lyndsey Havens.