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Issue 1084

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DUPRI NAMED PRESIDENT OF ISLAND URBAN MUSIC

JD - in the place to be?
JD - in the place to be?

After leaving his previous gig at Virgin Records last year in the wake of girlfriend Janet Jackson's disappointing album sales, Jermaine Dupri has bounced back and into the plush executive chair at Island Def Jam Records.

Jermaine Dupri has been appointed president of Island Records Urban Music, a new division of the IDJ Music Group. Under the new deal, Dupri will oversee Island's entire urban music operation, as well as produce artists on the rosters of both IDJ and the entire Universal Music Group family of labels. Dupri will report directly to Chairman L.A. Reid and Island President, Steve Bartels on operational matters.
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