President, Motown Records/president, urban music/co-head of creative, Universal Music Publishing Group, Motown Records/Universal Music Publishing Group
Habtemariam helms dual rosters of both established and next-gen stars. UMPG's streak on the Billboard Hot 100 has been led by Eminem's "Monster," Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" and Chris Brown's "Loyal." Alongside such Motown faves as Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo, in 2014 the label has celebrated the No. 1 R&B Albums debut of Kem's Promise to Love: Album IV.