Nigerian Music executive Tunji Balogun has replaced Paul Rosenberg as Def Jam CEO.
Tunji Balogun replaces Eminem’s longtime manager, Paul Rosenberg as CEO of Def Jam, ending a 6-year term at RCA.
Before joining RCA in 2015, Mr. Balogun spent over 7 years at Interscope. He signed Normani, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, and a few others to the label.
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Likewise, In 2018, he birthed Keep Cool Records alongside Courtney Stewart, Jon Tanners and, Jared Sherman.
Def Jam had been run by interim Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Harleston, who also serves as general counsel and executive VP of business and legal affairs at Universal Music Group.
Founded 35 years ago, Def Jam is home to Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Big Sean, and many more.