Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has split from her longtime manager Terry Blamey.
The two go back to her 1987 debut single, “The Loco-Motion,” and Blamey was present for Minogue’s very first concert in Tokyo in 1990.
According to Aussie music news site Noise11, just a week ago, Minogue paid tribute to Blamey at an industry event, thanking him in her speech “for helping a 19-year-old girl take on the world and become a woman and an artist.” She later toasted, “Here’s to the future.”
The split brings an end to one of the most successful business relationships ever in the Australian music industry, writes Noise11.
According to Britain’s Sunday Mirror, which quotes Blamey in confirming the news, the split is said to be amicable. Blamey began his artist management career in 1966 and also worked with Dannii Minogue.