Billboard Women In Music, 2020 Executive of the Year, Brianna Agyemang has made it her mission during her tenure in music to move with both purpose and kindness. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Brianna first started in the music industry through a string of internships including Bad Boy Records, Columbia Records, as well as local nightclubs and radio stations during her college years at Carnegie Mellon University. Following graduation, she interned at Violator Management under the legendary Chris Lighty, later simultaneously interning at Roc Nation in Digital Marketing. From there, she went to Roc Nation’s International Marketing Department. Her love of music coupled with the desire to make it global became her impetus, as Brianna was the liaison between the United States and the rest of the world for artists including J. Cole, Vic Mensa, Mustard, and Justine Skye among others.
By 2015, Brianna was brought on to work with Meek Mill as his day-to-day manager at Roc Nation at the height of his groundbreaking project Dreams Worth More Than Money. She then formed the in-demand community collective The Brownies with fellow industry maven Ayanna P. Wilks, coordinating events and building artist and peer communities. By 2017, Brianna joined Atlantic Records as their Senior Director of Marketing, where her first project was the late Nipsey Hussle’s Grammy Award nominated breakthrough album Victory Lap. It was followed by Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, as the Grammy nominations racked up for Brianna’s roster with the aforementioned Nipsey and Monáe, along with Meek Mill and Nigerian phenomenon Burna Boy. She continued her international momentum with UK artists like Stormzy and Mahalia.
In the Spring of 2020, Brianna joined Apple Music’s multi-faceted artist services platform Platoon, as her expertise in both domestic and international markets allow her the insight to work with artists spanning all corners of the globe. She and Wilks have taken The Brownies virtual, hosting and curating a number of events during the pandemic. A co-founder of #TheShowMustBePaused initiative, Brianna’s goal through her music career and activism is to remain consistent: “I just want to make sure that whatever I do, I stay true to myself.”