STUART CAMP, 44
Manager, Ed Sheeran
Last Year’s Rank: New
DIVIDE CONQUERED: As Ed Sheeran‘s longtime manager, Camp has become accustomed to his artist setting and breaking records, and 2017 was no different. The singer-songwriter — Billboard‘s top artist of 2017 — became the first to debut two songs in the Hot 100 top 10 in the same week, with “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” which held the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks. His third studio album, ÷ (Divide), was also the No. 1 album of the year in overall consumption.
AND THAT’S NOT THE END OF IT: “Although we are nearing the end of the traditional album life cycle in terms of singles, our touring is just gearing up with stadium shows worldwide this year, which will see Ed’s reach hit its highest level,” says Camp.
TV SHOW THAT RECENTLY INSPIRED HIM: “I’m a sucker for Stranger Things. I was in my early teens in the mid-’80s, so they have me hook, line and sinker.”