No. 58: David Massey | Power 100

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DAVID MASSEY, 59

President/CEO, Island Records

Last Year's Rank: 56

Massey's specialty continues to be merging the boutique-label heritage of Island with modern chart savvy. Mike Posner and Shawn Mendes drove pop down a singer-songwriter lane, with a Grammy nomination for Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" (1.6 million tracks sold, 396 million on-demand streams) and Mendes generating 892 million on-demand streams in 2016. Also on the British-born executive's watch, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas fully shed their tween pasts. Jonas scored a No. 2 debut for Last Year Was Complicated on the Billboard 200, and Lovato netted her first Grammy nom for Confident.

2017 Power 100


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