Billboard launches new Executive of the Week honor for the key players behind remarkable chart victories.
"You wanna know why 'WAP' did so well?" asks Brooklyn Johnny in a recent interview with Billboard. The executive producer, entrepreneur and CEO of District 18 Entertainment has been Cardi B’s closest collaborator for years, and he explains that although the song's explicit language offended some, its frankness "hit home with a lot of people."
But another reason "WAP," which features Megan Thee Stallion, landed the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 for the second week after its record-breaking debut was because of the moves Brooklyn Johnny himself made behind the scenes to bring the massive record to life -- helping it hit home with a broad audience. For that, he has earned yet another title: Billboard's Executive of the Week.