|Alma mater||University of Delaware|
|Occupation||Music Industry Executive|
|Known for||Urban Marketing at iTunes|
Thuy-An Julien is a Grammy Award winning entertainment and technology executive.She has worked at companies including: Apple Inc., Time Inc., and Condé Nast Publications.
Julien is currently the Head of Promotions at UnitedMasters, an artist services company. UnitedMasters was founded in 2017 by Steve Stoute, a music and advertising expert, who helped develop the careers of Nas, Will Smith, and Mary J. Blige, and founded the award-winning ad agency, Translation. UnitedMasters is funded by Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz, 21st Century Fox, and Floodgate.
Previously, President of HipHopDX, a hip hop media company and the CEO of Hartman's House, LLC, a management and digital consulting company.
Prior to HipHopDX, she was CMO, responsible for market and growth development at Dash Radio.
Prior to Dash Radio, she worked at Apple Inc. for 15 years and headed up original content brands in North America for iTunes. She was a creator, producer, partner manager, and strategic innovator.[ clarification needed ] She played an integral role in the success of iTunes Store in multiple market segments, some she created, while significantly expanding others. She also created the Urban Marketing department—the first ever targeted marketing group at iTunes—to address missed opportunities in the focus of the original iTunes platform, originally designed only for mainstream music. The Urban Marketing department grew awareness of the iTunes brand in the urban community, and made iTunes more accessible to the urban audience via non-traditional marketing avenues. These strategies gave iTunes Store substantially increased sales to the urban audience. Prior to urban marketing she working with labels and artists to create new initiatives at iTunes and understand the new digital age of music.
Prior to Apple, she ran the technology for Time Inc., New Media as they forayed into the new internet era.
While at iTunes, Julien produced over 70 albums of original content.
Julien graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology and Neurolinguistics.
While working at iTunes, Julien produced the 2010 Grammy winning song "Hey Soul Sister" by the Train. This was the first Grammy award won by an original content piece created by iTunes. The iTunes version won Best Song by Pop Duo or Group.
In December 2016, Julien climbed to the Base Camp of Mount Everest (17,702 ft).
Tamar Estine Braxton is an American singer and television personality.
Estelle Fanta Swaray is a British singer, songwriter and actress from West London. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop, and dance. She has collaborated with artists including John Legend, Robin Thicke, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, will.i.am, Kanye West, and Tyler, The Creator.
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor is the debut studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on September 19, 2006, on 1st & 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records. The album features production from The Neptunes, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda, Craig Kallman, Prolyfic, Needlz, Soundtrakk, and Brandon Howard. Jay-Z, Chill, and Fiasco himself are credited as the executive producers for the album. Songs on the record discuss poverty, Islam, terrorism, racism, and individuality.
"Party" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It features guest vocals from American rapper André 3000, J. Cole, and background vocals from Kanye West and Consequence, and was released by Columbia Records as the fourth single from 4 on August 30, 2011. The song was written by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Beyoncé, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters and produced by Beyoncé and West and co-produced by Bhasker.
Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo is an American singer who embarked on her music career contributing vocals and appearing in several music videos for R&B group B2K. At the time, she was known as B2K member Lil' Fizz's "cousin", though she is not actually related to him. It was used as a marketing tool, suggested by Sony and Epic Records to promote Aiko through the group and cultivate her own following. In 2003, Aiko was set to release her debut album, My Name Is Jhené, through her labels Sony, The Ultimate Group and Epic; however, the album was never released, with Aiko eventually asking to be released from the label in order to continue her education.
Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr., better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper from Watts, California. Rock signed to indie label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), in 2005. Under TDE, Rock secured a record deal in 2007 with Warner Bros. Records and later Asylum Records, but mergers fell through and Rock departed from the label shortly after. He then signed with fellow American rapper Tech N9ne's Strange Music, in a joint-venture deal with TDE. Apart from his solo career, Rock is also known for being a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside fellow West Coast rappers and TDE label-mates Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.
Versus is the first extended play by American singer Usher. It was released on July 20, 2010 on LaFace Records and Jive Records in conjunction with the deluxe edition of his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond. Several producers contributed to the production of the EP, including Polow da Don, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Drumma Boy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Max Martin. Versus is marked as "the last chapter of Raymond v. Raymond", and follows the theme of Usher exploring around the subjects of being newly single and a father.
F.A.M.E. is the fourth studio album by American singer Chris Brown. It was first released on March 18, 2011, recorded by Jive Records. The album serves as the follow-up to his third album Graffiti (2009). The album also marks his last album with Jive Records.
The discography of American rapper Wale, consists of seven studio albums, three compilation albums, ten mixtapes, one extended play, sixty-five singles, two promotional singles and forty-one music videos. In 2005, Wale started his music career by releasing mixtapes in the Washington, D.C. area. His first mixtape was titled Paint a Picture. Following that, Wale released his second mixtape in 2006, Hate Is the New Love. In the same year, Wale signed with a local record label in Studio 43. In 2007 Wale was discovered by Mark Ronson, and was signed by Allido Records, which released his third mixtape, 100 Miles & Running, featuring artist Daniel Merriweather.
Shante Scott Franklin, better known by his stage name Currensy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. In 2011, he founded the label Jet Life Recordings.
The Day After Tomorrow is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Maino. The album was released on February 28, 2012 via Atlantic Records and E1 Music. The album features guest appearances from T.I., Meek Mill, Roscoe Dash and Lloyd Banks, among others.
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up is the reissue of Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). It was released on November 19, 2012, by Young Money, Cash Money, and Republic Records. Released seven months after the original, The Re-Up features seven newly recorded songs and an exclusive behind-the-scenes footage DVD. The new material incorporates hip hop and R&B styles. As co-executive producer, Minaj enlisted collaborators Boi-1da, Juicy J and T-Minus.
Michael Len Williams II, known professionally as Mike Will Made It or simply Mike Will, is an American record producer, rapper, songwriter and DJ. He is best known for producing trap beats for several Southern hip hop and pop artists on various commercially successful singles, including "Black Beatles" and "Powerglide" by Rae Sremmurd, "Mercy" by Kanye West, "No Lie" by 2 Chainz, "Bandz a Make Her Dance" by Juicy J, "Pour It Up" by Rihanna, "Love Me" by Lil Wayne, "Body Party" by Ciara, "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus, "Formation" by Beyoncé, and "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar. He has released six mixtapes and one studio album, Ransom 2.
"Adorn" is a song written and recorded by American singer and songwriter Miguel. It was released as the lead single from his 2012 studio album Kaleidoscope Dream. The recording was produced by Miguel, who was inspired by his girlfriend and a series of dreams he had prior to writing the song.
"Love and War" is the lead single by American recording artist Tamar Braxton from her second album of the same name. The song received two Grammy Award nominations at the 56th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
M.O. is the seventh studio album by American hip hop recording artist Nelly. The album was released on September 30, 2013, by Republic Records, as the follow up to his sixth album, 5.0 (2010). The album is preceded by the release of its lead single, "Hey Porsche", released on February 19, 2013, and reached number forty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Get Like Me", featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, premiered online on June 18, 2013, and was officially released on July 2, 2013, as the album's second single. The album features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Future, T.I., Daley, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Florida Georgia Line, Nelly Furtado and Yo Gotti.
"Fakin' It" is a song by American R&B singer K. Michelle, featuring guest vocals by Grammy Award–winning rapper Missy Elliott. It was co-written by Michelle, Elliott and Ester Dean. The song attained slight media attention for Michelle and was intended to serve as the buzz single for her debut studio album, originally titled Pain Medicine.
Forever Charlie is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Charlie Wilson. It was released on January 27, 2015, by RCA Records. The album was supported by two singles: "Goodnight Kisses" and "Touched by an Angel". The album includes collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Shaggy. The album was nominated in the category Best R&B album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
"That Part" is a hip hop song by American hip hop recording artist Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West. It was released on May 13, 2016 by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records, as the lead single from Schoolboy Q's fourth album Blank Face LP, and was produced by Cardo, Yung Exclusive, Cubeatz and Sounwave. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. HipHopDX named it the ninth best hip-hop song of 2016.