No. 54: Bryan 'Birdman' Williams & Ronald 'Slim' Williams | Power 100

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BRYAN "BIRDMAN" WILLIAMS, 49
RONALD "SLIM" WILLIAMS, 51

Co-founders/co-CEOs, Cash Money Records

FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH 100 HOT 100 SONGS: The Williams brothers lost one of their biggest acts in 2018 when Lil Wayne departed after settling his long-running legal dispute with Cash Money. But since Drake's Cash Money LP Scorpion finished 2018 as Billboard's No. 2 album, and crown jewel Nicki Minaj became, in November, the first female artist to place 100 songs on the Hot 100, the Louisiana-born label's future still looks lit. R&B singer Jacquees, who has been called the new face of Cash Money, released his long-awaited debut, 4275, which opened at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, and single "At the Club" with Dej Loaf reached No. 4 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. In November, the siblings also signed 22-year-old rapper Blueface, whose breaktout single, "Thotiana," has amassed 58 million streams. "I know we can make him an international star," says Birdman of Blueface.

GO-TO MOTIVATIONAL SONG: (Slim) "The Godfather theme. It has been my ringtone for 15-plus years."

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