Pitts has 10 Grammy noms, Miguel up next and one goal for ByStorm Entertainment: 'I'm trying to build my own LaFace.'

Between his dual roles as president of urban music at RCA and CEO of ByStorm Entertainment, a joint venture with the label, Mark Pitts, 44, rode into 2015 with 10 Grammy nominations and a third consecutive Billboard 200 No. 1 album, 2014 Forrest Hills Drive, by ByStorm management client J. Cole. Now he's rolling the dice on multiple acts, including Miguel and newcomer Luke Christopher, while overseeing an RCA slate spiked with new releases from Chris Brown and Tyga, Charlie Wilson and Usher. "I'm trying to build my own LaFace," the Brooklyn native says.

 

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