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SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Pop singer and actor Delta Goodrem confirmed reports Wednesday that she is looking for a new manager, effectively replacing her mother in the role.

The confirmation on the singer's official Web site follows media reports that her record label, Sony-BMG in New York, gave the singer an ultimatum to sack her mother.

The article in Melbourne's Sun-Herald newspaper claimed the singer's mother was causing "havoc" and the record label had told Delta she would have to sack her immediately.

While expressing disappointment with the report, the singer confirmed she was looking for a new manager.

"I am very disappointed about today's reports. My relationship with my mother is as strong as ever and we are a great team," she said.

"We have been looking for the right international manager for the next step of my international career. I look forward to making an announcement about this shortly."

Delta's mother Lea Goodrem has managed Delta's career ever since her daughter sacked Glenn Wheatley, the man who discovered her and catapaulted the singer on to the world stage.

Her debut album,"Innocent Eyes", spent a near record 29 weeks at the top of Australia's National ARIA charts with sales in excess of one million copies in Australia, according to her official Web site.

She was the first Australian artist to have ever had five number one singles from a debut album.


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