Julian Petty, Chris Atlas, and Norva Denton named Power Players
2020 R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players — In A Year of Activism
By Billboard Staff - 11/12/2020
_Executive vp, head of business and legal affairs, Warner Records _Chris Atlas
Executive vp, urban music and marketing, Warner RecordsNorva Denton
Senior vp A&R, Warner Records
Petty joined Warner Records in 2019 after spending 15 years in private practice and helped build the label’s R&B/hip-hop roster by negotiating the signings of Freddie Gibbs, Lil Zay Osama, Chika and NLE Choppa. Atlas has guided the career of Saweetie and return of Wale, as well as shepherding Choppa’s label debut, Top Shotta, and his singles “Walk Em Down” and “Camelot.” Denton helped bring Freddie Gibbs to Warner and co-produced Wale’s “On Chill” (featuring Jeremih), which reached No. 22 on the Hot 100.
The Word That Defines R&B/Hip-Hop Culture: “Dominant.” - Atlas