Sir Lucian Grainge has been hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus, multiple sources have confirmed to Billboard following the initial report by Variety.
The Universal Music Group chief executive officer and chairman -- who was ranked No. 1 on the 2019 Billboard Power 100 chart and was selected as the Billboard executive of the decade -- is currently undergoing treatment at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. (A UMG spokesperson declined to comment.)
Billboard has obtained a memo sent to staff on Friday (March 13) from Gautam Srivastava, the evp of UMG human resources, that details the company's plans to deep clean and disinfect their Santa Monica office, along with confirmation that they have contacted each employee who "may have been in close contact in the last 14 days with the UMG employee who has a confirmed case of COVID-19."