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Roc Nation leadership celebrates 5 years of growth and innovation

Shari Bryant
Roc Nation co-president Shari Bryant (Rolling out video screenshot)

Roc Nation co-presidents Shari Bryant and Omar Grant are marking their fifth anniversary at the helm of the entertainment powerhouse with significant achievements and plans for future growth.

Strategic leadership and artist development

Since taking leadership roles in 2019, Bryant and Grant have spearheaded remarkable growth in Roc Nation’s artist roster. With backgrounds in major music roles and companies, they have successfully nurtured emerging talents into major cultural influencers. Notable growth includes artists like Maeta, whose global streams skyrocketed from 860K in 2019 to 60M in 2023, and Ambre, whose listenership increased 17 times over the same period.

Empowering internal teams and forging major partnerships

The duo’s leadership extends beyond artist development. They have built a robust internal team that propels artists to new heights. Roc Nation has also partnered with brands like PUMA, enhancing its influence across various sectors, including streetwear and sports.

Championing diversity and innovation

Bryant, who began her career as an intern and climbed up the ranks in the music industry, emphasizes the unique challenges and triumphs of her journey, particularly as a Black woman in entertainment. Under their leadership, Roc Nation remains committed to authenticity and innovation, avoiding fleeting trends to focus on true artistic expression.

Looking ahead: New projects and continued legacy

As they celebrate five successful years, Bryant and Grant are preparing for an exciting future with new artist signings and innovative projects. Their approach ensures that Roc Nation continues to be a leading force in shaping the music industry’s future.

With a legacy of empowering new talents and a clear vision for the future, Roc Nation’s leadership duo is set to steer the label to new heights in the coming years.

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