Dressed in all black with just the right amount of understated luxuryÂ that has driven them both into a lane of their own, Kanye West and Lana Del Rey are the new cover stars of Billboard’s Power 100 issue. Standing alongsideÂ UMG chairman/CEO Lucian Grange,whoÂ topped Billboard’s list this year, the trio offer a glimpseÂ into the forward momentum that has catapulted the global music into a complex balance of personality, style, and confidence.
by Lakenya Kelly
“Lucian has such an extensive knowledge of music history, yet his eye is always on the future. As artists, we’re lucky he’s at the helm,” says Del Rey. Leading the pack as the #1 Power player, Lucian stands besideÂ Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, Roc Nation’s Jay Brown, Epic Records’ L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone, and Cash Money’s Birdman and Slim.
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