New York: Singer Mariah Carey has reportedly split from her longtime producer Jermaine Dupri following poor sale of her latest album.
Carey, 45, who has shared a close relationship with Dupri for 20 years, has now signed music industry veteran Kevin Liles after her album `Me I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse` did not work, suggest reports.
Liles and Carey also launched a beverage line together last year, Butterfly and a representative of the singer said "the record executive is consulting with her".
Carey and the multiplatinum producer Dupri have churned out hits including `We Belong Together` but the recent album reportedly sold just over 100,000 copies to date.
"When you`re working with one person for so long, and you`re not selling any records, it`s time to make a change," one music insider said.
Dupri has worked with Carey as a producer for years but signed on as her manager last summer