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No. 52: Jay Brown | Power 100

Jay Brown, Co-Founder/CEO, Roc Nation

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JAY BROWN, 42

Co-Founder/CEO, Roc Nation
Last Year's Rank: 30

In a year marked by ­negative press about its nascent streaming service Tidal and, most recently, the turbulent 2016 release of Rihanna's Anti, Roc Nation laid groundwork for a ­better future. Brown and his team forged a partnership with ­management firm Three Six Zero Group (Calvin Harris, Deadmau5) and deals with Philymack (Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas) and Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where Jay Z, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performed at the Tidal X concert in October. Rihanna's tour also should make for a brighter 2016.