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Music executive Sylvia Rhone, who’s helped guide many of our favorite stars’ careers, including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder, is now president of Epic Records. Rapper Missy Elliott was one of the first Twitter followers to congratulate the pioneering executive.

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Rhone said to Billboard Magazine that she was “honored” to be given the position. “What makes this opportunity different from any other is my partnership with renowned music executive L.A. Reid,” she said. “I’m looking forward to what I think will be the finest chapter in my career.”

Rhone had already worked at Epic alongside L.A. Reid and launched a joint venture with the label, Vested In Culture (VIC) — Latin star Kat Dhalia is one of the stars on its roster. Previous to her appointment at Epic, Rhone served as president of Universal Motown Records and was once the CEO and chairwoman of Elektra Entertainment Group. Her tenure at Electra was groundbreaking, as it was the first time an African American and woman held the prestigious title. 

We’re excited to see what’s next for this dynamic power woman!

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