Ken Wilson starts today (Nov. 26) as senior VP of urban promotion for Warner Bros. Records. The music industry veteran succeeds Cynthia Johnson, who exited the post earlier this year.

Wilson most recently served in a similar position at J Records. During his seven-year tenure, he worked with a roster that included Alicia Keys, Cassidy, Fantasia, Heather Headley, Mario and the late Luther Vandross.

Prior to that, Wilson held promotion posts at Columbia Records and Arista Records and also served as president of black music at MCA Records.

Warner Bros.' urban roster includes E-40, Mike Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Talib Kweli and Tyra B. Tyra B's debut single, "Givin' Me a Rush," is currently No. 49 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.