Vice chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M
JOIE MANDA, 44
Executive vp, Interscope Geffen A&M
9.02 PERCENT MARKET SHARE: In 2012, Janick brought a generational reset to Interscope that continues to drive its success. Led by mainstay stars (Eminem, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Imagine Dragons), hot newcomers (Juice WRLD, Ella Mai, Billie Eilish, Rich the Kid) and hit soundtracks (Black Panther, A Star Is Born), the Universal Music Group label finished 2018 with a 9.02 percent total market share and a 9.37 percent audio streaming share -- both the largest in its history. The label also ended the year with four of 2018's top 20 Hot 100 songs -- including Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" and Mai's "Boo'd Up" -- and six of the Billboard 200's top 20 albums. "It's crazy," says Janick. "We laid this [vision] out six years ago, and it is still what we talk about every single day."
MUSIC STORY OF 2018: (Janick) "The continuing dominance of hip-hop."