OLIVER EL-KHATIB, 32
Founder, OVO; Co-Manager, Drake
Last Year's Rank: —
OVO Sound, the label Drake established with longtime associate El-Khatib, scored big with What a Time to Be Alive, the surprise mixtape from Drake and Future that gave each a second entry atop the Billboard 200 in 2015. Drake also released singles on SoundCloud, including "Hotline Bling," which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and became a viral video sensation. Releases from Roy Woods and ILoveMakonnen added to the label's luster.