Rihanna Manager Makes Billboard’s ’40 Under 40′ 2013 Tally

Published: Friday 26th Jul 2013 by David

Next to GaGa‘s Troy Carter, Rihanna‘s manager Jay Brown stands tall as one of the only managers to get it right…all the time.

Sure, while very little can mask the shortcoming that is the hit maker’s singing voice, the last few years have seen Brown turn Rihanna into a force even her most talented of competitors consider a threat, turning her commercial fish sticks into Caviar.

Now, in what now makes him a staple on the annual list, Billboard have celebrated Brown for his genius- making him one of their top ’40 under 40′ music industry Power Players.

Good news below…

Also steering Elijah Blake‘s ship to fruitful shores this year, Jay was announced as one of the first ten honourees today- commended for his work atop Roc Nation which now houses M.I.A, Rita Ora, Shakira, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris and his aforementioned priority, Rihanna.

An excerpt from Billboard’s piece on him below:

We’re true entrepreneurs, creating things we love,” Jay Brown, 39, told Billboard earlier this year. “The challenge is to keep thinking outside the box.” Roc Nation definitely takes that credo to heart. Year to date, the #newrules company broke ground with the Jay Z/Samsung Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail pact, signed a multiyear worldwide partnership with Universal Music Group, appointed Jason Iley president of Roc Nation Records and celebrated No. 1 releases by label acts J. Cole and the head man himself. While welcoming producer Timbaland and artist Kylie Minogue to its management roster, the burgeoning conglomerate—which also houses a music publishing division—launched Roc Nation Sports. Next: After summer stadium shows with Justin Timberlake, Jay Z will helm the second annual Made in America festival (Aug. 31-Sept. 1).”

Putting sales aside, Brown’s winning streak no doubt marks one of the industry’s greatest success stories- picking up acts and moulding them into market leaders.

Indeed, after watching Rita Ora‘s ascent in the UK, the slow but potent push behind Elijah and Rihanna’s undeniable run at the top, it’s safe to say Roc Nation write the rules all should be following…but unfortunately don’t.

Think about it.

How better off would many a struggling act be if they had Mr.Brown in their arsenal?


Your thoughts?

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  1. Daniel Teflon July 26, 2013

    Lol it just amazes me that her voice is doing the things that it is doing…I don’t like many singers Like Ri-Whine-A Her voice isn’t the best compared to the many sangers out there nowadays!
    She is a Whiney Goatish singer & it Sucks to Here Her sing……

    • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

      Daniel, why you dont like Rihanna. She is a very good pop star. I dont understand why she gets so much hate. Her music is awesome

      • The Boy Toy July 26, 2013

        Steph, ignore ms Danny. She’s always the first to comment on a Rihanna post and always says the same s***. 🙄

    • Ballsy July 26, 2013

      I just don’t hear what you guys hear because I love her unique tone. Rihanna is able to inflect live and emotion into her songs. She translates music very well. She makes us happy, sad or s*** depending on the song and I believe that is why all the talented managers in the world will not have the same success as Rihanna ‘s lessors. Her hit appeal surpasses her looks and you are forced to see that her unique voice is appealing to music lovers globally. Not even the daily bashing from this US site can stop her success so carry on!

      • Marley July 26, 2013

        This site is from the UK darling.

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  2. Kisses July 26, 2013

    Do a post about her getting fined.

    • Yea July 26, 2013

      hater much, PISSED!

    • Ballsy July 26, 2013

      Oh it’s obvious that this site attracts Rihanna’s haters. Look at you with yo thirsty ass self knowing about the Queen more than most of her stans. You better Stan because you count as a stan as well!

  3. Ciara is everything July 26, 2013

    Hurry with her getting fined f*** this post

    • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

      NO!!! Sam needs to do a post on Ciaras retirement. LOL 57k tho

      • Ciara is everything July 26, 2013

        Stop stalking me A*** infested low life.

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

        LOL A***? Child, stop talking about yourself! Anyways, 57k tho?!??! LOLOLOLOLOLLLOLOLLOL

    • Ballsy July 26, 2013

      The kiii of this CiError Stan salivating at the mouth because Rihanna got fined a measly couple k when Ciara is struggling to book 10k performances. Get back to us when yo fav hits that gold status for one woman army…. not even in 10 years will it eva get there

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) July 26, 2013

      Can I ask you a serious question: Are you mentally ill and/or retarded? You just seem very angry and full of hate, it seems like you have a severe psychiatric issue. Seek help if you haven’t…

  4. stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

    Yass the O soooo Beautiful RIHANNA

  5. Kevin July 26, 2013

    And The Story Continue …

    Rihanna Keep Slaying Slaying ….

    I still can’t beleive she’s the YOUNGEST ARTIST to SOLD OUT Twickenham Stadim TWICE (120,000 people) and STADE DE FRANCE (80,000 people) and CARDIFF STADIUM, and SUNDERLAND STADIUM, and ..

    Okay im gonna stop so that the other stans don’t suicide 😀

    • Ciara is everything July 26, 2013

      No one gives a F***

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

        CIARA COULD NEVER… Cedric could not even sell out that BATHROOM.. SHE WAS WHISPERING IN

    • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

      Has she really sold them out 100% and brought that number of audiences?!!!!!

      That’s very impressive!!!!!!!!

      • Ballsy July 26, 2013

        Yass!!!! Rihanna is slaying them left right and center. Stan !

      • Ciara4ever July 26, 2013

        Why were there empty seats on youtube then?

  6. Mya July 26, 2013

    I hear she got fined over 49,000. Rihanna needs to watch herself. Shes already getting done out of money from her label.

  7. POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] July 26, 2013

    And the Purpose of this Post is ________________ ?


    Please give the Stans of Ciara the Post They Dream of At night, maybe it will make them happy and mean the world to them after “CIARA” flopped not even Bionic-ally, But HARDER, AND Ciara Performing for 10K and instead of getting paid she got sued and handed her The PAPERS on stage.


    😆 #Embarrassing

    What is a 47k To rihanna ? Nothing, but she will never perform for a f*****’ 10K, That’s poor and BASIC. 😕

    • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

      POP ROYALTY… You got one of those big arab d****?

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

        Death b****

      • POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] July 26, 2013

        I Do.

      • POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] July 26, 2013


        He is Nice though, but I wish i was Interested in that Kind of conversations. 🙄

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

        You dont have to be interested just stating the obvious/asking questions. *WALKS AWAY*

      • The Boy Toy July 26, 2013


      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

        @ Pop

        But seriously, why are Arab d**** believed to be all “big”?

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

        Because I had s** with 2 Arab men before & they were Thick & like 6-7 inches BUT very thick. They have sandy complexion penises. Sometimes dark at the tip. I know what your thinking & i am not a…

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

        Big dark d**** you say?

        Were they from The Gulf or something?

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

        GURL WTF you talking about @H2O

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

        IDK let’s just get out of the straight guy’s comment box ..

        Live your life, Enjoy Arab d****!

      • POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] July 26, 2013

        @H2O :

        Not you Too, please.

      • POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] July 26, 2013

        @H2O :

        YES Please.

        Thank You, Thanks For Understanding. 😀

  8. Rita Slays July 26, 2013

    The thing I love about Roc Nation is that the label signs talented acts and gives them that push. J.Cole, Elijah Blake, Rita, and Brigit are all talented acts. I hope they give Elijah and Brigit the same promo they give Rita in Europe, I’m really checking for their music. And I hope they handle Rits better in the U.S too.

    • Ballsy July 26, 2013

      Sorry but you need to take Copy Ora out of that mix of talented people you speak of hun.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013


        At least J. Cole has #1 albums and hit singles, Rita couldn’t even break into the US market.

      • Rita Slays July 26, 2013

        Lmao!! Rita can sing, you can hate her all you want but you loose booty queens can’t deny she has vocal talent.

        Rita is more successful in the U.K than J.Cole is in the U.S. She has a #1 platinum album plus three #1 singles there. No to mention she’s successful in more countries than he is. End of.

      • Rita Slays July 26, 2013

        But wait, a R****** talking about talent? Chile!!! Even the Salvation Navy agrees that Rita is the better singer. Sit all the way down.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

        This has to be the most delusional thing I’ve ever read in my life.

        J. Cole has two Gold albums (one of them +600K and the other is on it’s way to platinum), 3 Gold, Platinum and 2X Platinum singles … Can you say the same about Rita?



        And how is Rita more talented than Rihanna? Everyone knows Rihanna has a unique, versatile voice that people wanna hear all the time, decent vocal abilities, and ear for hit music ..

        … Rita sounds like nothing more than a better version of Ke$ha, her music is a mess, everything about her is basic …

      • The Boy Toy July 26, 2013

        RIHta could never! Her album only sold 225K copies. Kiiii. #thatimpact huh?!?!?!! 😆

  9. Rosie July 26, 2013

    I hate Rihfund too but why are the Cedric stans coming for anyone when they couldn’t even outsell my fave first week?

    • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013

      LOL So your admitting your fav is a flop?!?!?

      • Rosie July 26, 2013

        No, it’s funny because my fave had no promo, no hits, and no “fanbase” according to everyone on this site yet she still did better than Cedric.

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013


      • Rosie July 26, 2013

        Your point? She had 100x more promo on release week than Lana has had in the states since SNL.

      • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013


      • Rosie July 26, 2013

        Oh, good then. I misunderstood.

  10. The Boy Toy July 26, 2013

    Lol @ the lessor stans being pressed. YES Rih was fined 47K. Just like your fave sold 57K! Problem??!

  11. . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

    Samantha please… Rihanna is worth more $100 million+ … $47.000 aka. C-Error’s bathroom tour total gross sure is nothing to her..

    She could have a beautiful walk in a French stadium and make more than that in a matter of seconds..

    Stop these pointless threads PLZ!!!

  12. beysus walkz(bow down “c-squad b!tchez” July 26, 2013

    oh another post on non talented factorz,first cerror and her flopy party,the you post lana del flop and non rihaNO,next thing its rita flopra.i dont even understand how rihanna is compared to so many artists when she releases yearly,that is stupid,of cause seven albums are gonna sell more than 4 albums or 3.even though i diss cerror at least she dont need yearly releases to stay relevant

    • The Boy Toy July 26, 2013

      Maybe the lessors would be more successful if they took the Rihanna route. 😆 Love her or hate her, Rihanna is the only black b**** doing her thing next to Beyonce! AND SHES ONLY 25! 😯 Stay pressed p***!

  13. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) July 26, 2013

    Why are Ciara stans SSSOOO ANGRY???? LOL! Now I think y’all are really suffering from severe mental illnesses due to longterm depression due to your favs “THREE in a row” flopped albums…Seek psychiatric evaluation ASAP! The amount of hate is just disturbing now…

  14. Suicide Blonde July 26, 2013

    I like that pic.

    • stephy the lambily July 26, 2013


  15. beysus walkz(bow down “c-squad b!tchez” July 26, 2013

    rihanna rangerz are so delusional,we live in a world were nicki minaj is considered a rapper,rita horra a pop princess and where nicki was on idolz,nothing is shocking anymore,rihannas couldnt even top forbes,bey look what happened when u left,i guess tha next black female to be tha richest under 30 is … no really it could take a while,even gaga and taylor beat her,sad but it makes sence if she was #1 i would have been shocked,not in tha top 3,ha that was sooo expected

  16. . : : h 2 o : : . July 26, 2013

    Peek in this JUST-RELEASED Rihanna snap in Norway!!!!


    She’s such an asshole, I LOVE her!!!!!

    • The Boy Toy July 26, 2013

      Yessss P****!!! I liiiive!!!! 😀

  17. friday night nonsense July 26, 2013

    yo product. who cares about her manager? he’s not interesting. even if so… why spill the beans and deliberateley point on it that her every biz move is orchestrated by some other guy, not her.

    i dunno what this’ about.

    bore to watch. D:

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