Senior Director of A&R, Lava Records/Universal Republic
For Harinder Rana, 28, talent is worth traveling for. After Jessie J's first U.S. showcase, Rana hopped a plane to London to sign her to Lava Records. The singer has since sold 1 million albums worldwide, Lava says, while her single "Price Tag" has sold 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and hit No. 1 in 14 countries. Rana is currently developing CJ Holland, a 16-year-old singer/dancer whom he tracked back to Nashville. "[Harinder] has developed a reputation as one of the most respected young executives in the business," Lava President Jason Flom says. "We work together very closely; he's invaluable to me."
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