No. 53: Dre London | Power 100
Founder, London Ent.
77 WEEKS IN R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS TOP 10: In August, Stoney, the debut album by London's client Post Malone, notched 77 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, surpassing the 76-week record of Michael Jackson's Thriller. If that wasn't impressive enough, London and Post Malone's tag-team effort racked up three career firsts in 2018: first No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 (beerbongs & bentleys); first Grammy nominations -- four, including album of the year; and first arena sellouts (two nights in December at Brooklyn's Barclays Center). With an arena world tour starting in February, and Post Malone's forthcoming role in the Mark Wahlberg Netflix drama Wonderland, London credits consistency and synchronicity for the artist's continuing success. "While a lot of people were cheering about his music, he was also on the road," says London. "The timing was perfect."
TREND HE'D LIKE TO SEE IN 2019: "Less ice. These jewelry pieces are out of control."