No. 20: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman | Power 100

Julie Greenwald, Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group;Craig Kallman, Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group

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JULIE GREENWALD

Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group
Last Year’s Rank: 21

 

CRAIG KALLMAN, 50

Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group
Last Year’s Rank: 21

Atlantic's tag-team ­leaders had two of the year's top 10 albums, Ed Sheeran's X -- No. 4, with 2.2 million physical and digital album-equivalent units sold -- and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut (No. 10). Other notable releases included LPs from Coldplay, Ty Dolla $ign and Hamilton, which had the highest Billboard 200 bow for a cast album since 1963. Priorities for 2016: Missy Elliott's first LP in 11 years and Charlie Puth's solo album debut.

2016 Industry Prediction (Kallman): "We [recently] saw a big industry push into dance and electronic. I think the pendulum will swing back a bit more to hip-hop and rock -- both separately and together."


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