The University of Pennsylvania grad is the triple-threat -- manager, A&R, label head -- who steered The Chainsmokers to three Hot 100 top 10s in 2016: the triple-platinum "Roses," quadruple-platinum "Don't Let Me Down" (with Daya) and Halsey-featuring "Closer," the No. 1 Hot 100 smash that topped the chart for 12 straight weeks. On Alpert's watch, the dance-music duo also won an American Music Award for favorite EDM artist and earned three Grammy nominations. "Adam is special," says mentor Doug Morris (No. 10). "If he stays on the path -- and doesn't get sidetracked by ego or the other little traps out there -- he's going to be one of the more important executives in the industry."
“We always have fun with Adam, but the most fun Adam has ever let us have is the time he went to Cuba for three days and found out that there is zero Internet or cell service.” -- The Chainsmokers' Alex Pall on Adam Alpert
“He is on top of us 24/7, 365, so they were our only days off in five years — and they were wild, to say the least.” -- The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart on Adam Alpert