No. 33: Peter Edge, John Fleckenstein & Joe Riccitelli | Power 100

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PETER EDGE

Chairman/CEO, RCA Records

JOHN FLECKENSTEIN
JOE RICCITELLI

Co-presidents, RCA Records

497 MILLION STREAMS FOR "THIS IS AMERICA": One year since Edge began piloting the RCA mother ship solo, promoting Fleckenstein and Riccitelli, RCA continues to dominate the R&B renaissance and is coming on strong in hip-hop. Both "are very much core to what we do," says Edge. Brockhampton's Iridescence bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Normani and Khalid's "Love Lies" crowned the Mainstream Top 40 chart, and H.E.R. nabbed four Grammy nominations. Childish Gambino, whom Edge signed in early 2018, also owned one of the biggest cultural moments of the year with his first single for RCA, "This Is America," which has amassed over 496.5 million streams.

RECENT BOOK THAT RESONATED: (Fleckenstein) The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil

Billboard Power 100 2019