Jay Brown: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 30

Jay Brown

41, ­Co-founder/CEO, Roc Nation

Last year's rank: 43

Like fellow Roc Nation partners Jay Z and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, the quiet and down-to-earth Brown isn't one to put the company's dealings in the spotlight. But numbers speak for themselves: J. Cole scored his third consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and labelmate DJ Mustard capped the year as Billboard's No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs producer of the year and the No. 2 Hot 100 producer. Meanwhile, Jay Z and Beyoncé's On the Run Tour grossed $95.9 million from just 19 shows. And although everyone remains tight-lipped, 2015 will without question see the release of Rihanna's hotly anticipated eighth album.

TO CELEBRATE: "I continue to work harder."