No. 89: Gee Roberson, Shawn Gee & Jean Nelson | Power 100

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GEE ROBERSON

Co-CEO, The Blueprint Group; partner, Maverick

SHAWN GEE

President, Live Nation Urban; partner, Maverick

JEAN NELSON

President, The Blueprint Group

1.2 BILLION STREAMS FOR MINAJ'S QUEEN: Led by partners Roberson, Gee, Nelson, Cortez Bryant and Al Branch, management firm The Blueprint Group, which is part of Maverick's management alliance, helped Nicki Minaj score 1.2 billion streams for her 2018 album, Queen, and guided Rich the Kid to a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 with his first studio set, The World Is Yours. Sister company BPG Records -- headed by Roberson, Nelson and Branch -- worked with G-Eazy to help the rapper score his highest-charting Hot 100 song to date, "No Limit" (featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B), which hit No. 4. Meanwhile, Gee, in his other role as president of Live Nation Urban, expanded the division's string of successful R&B/hip-hop/gospel platforms -- including RapCaviar Live in association with Spotify -- by partnering with Washington, D.C.'s Broccoli City Festival. The event tripled in growth in 2018, says Gee, selling 33,000 tickets.

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