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HitQuarters 2004 World Top 100 A&R Chart

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1. Diana Meltzer, Wind-Up Records NY USA, 29.751 points for Evanescence, Alter Bridge, Seether and 12 Stones (No.3 on the World Top 100 A&R Chart Of 2003 / No Position on the World Top 100 A&R Chart Of 2002 / No.35 on the World Top 100 A&R Chart Of 2001)
Interview with Diana Meltzer – Click here

2. Brian Michel Bacchus, God Of Wine Productions Inc. NY USA & Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note NY USA, 28.093 p. Norah Jones (Co-A&R Eli Wolf, Blue Note NY USA) (2 / 12 / -)
Interview with Brian Michel Bacchus – Click here

3. Ben Berkman, Octone Records NY USA, 24.788 p. Maroon5 (-)
Interview with Ben Berkman – Click here

4. Clive Davis, J Records NY USA, 20.704 p. Alicia Keys, Clay Aiken, Diana DeGarmo, Dido, Fantasia (25 / 7 / 1)
5. David Foster, Warner Bros. Records CA USA, 13.638 p. Josh Groban, Michael Bublé (29 / 23 / -)
6. Marcus Heisser, Interscope Records CA USA, 13.526 p. G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck (76 / - / -)
7. Joshua Sarubin, Island / Def Jam NY USA, 13.132 p. Avril Lavigne (signed @ Arista USA) (4 / 2 / 187)
Interview with Joshua Sarubin – Click here
8. Patrick Reynolds, Island / Def Jam NY USA, 12.274 p. Kanye West (-)
9. Harve Pierre, Bad Boy Entertainment NY USA, 12.122 p. Mario Winans, Shyne, Carl Thomas (- / - / 31)
10. Dan Popi, Media Services Romania, 11.827 p. O-Zone (-)
Interview with Dan Popi – Click here

11. Clay Bradley, Sony Music Nashville TN USA, 11.733 p. Gretchen Wilson (-)
12. Shannon Lawrence a.k.a. Slam, Bad Boy Entertainment NY USA, 11.444 p. Mario Winans (-)
13. Peter Edge, J Records NY USA, 10.297 p. Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario (71 / 43 / 1)
Interview with Peter Edge – Click here
14. Stephen Ferrera, J Records NY USA, 9.656 p. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Diana DeGarmo (41 / - / -)
15. Jay Landers, Walt Disney Records CA USA, 9.627 p. Hilary Duff (21 / - / -)
16. Wayne Williams & Larry Campbell, Jive Records NY USA, 9.496 p. Eamon (-)
Interview with Wayne Williams – Click here
17. Steve Greenberg, S-Curve Records NY USA, 9.469 p. Joss Stone (-)
18. Jordan Schur, Geffen Records CA USA, 9.351 p. Ashlee Simpson, Cold (89 / 100 / 10)
19. Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, Island Records UK, 8.748 p. Keane (-)
20. Franklin Romero, Premium Latin Music Dominican Republic & Teresa Estrella, Premium Latin Music NY USA, 8.091 p. Aventura (-)

21. Mike Batt, Dramatico Entertainment UK, 7.945 p. Katie Melua (-)
22. Teresa La Barbera-Whites, Zomba Label Group TX USA, 7.546 p. Beyoncé Knowles, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Rowland (all signed @ Columbia TX USA) (5 / 96 / 4)
Interview with Teresa La Barbera-Whites – Click here
23. Marc Labelle, Shady Records NY USA, 6.814 p. D12, 50 Cent, Obie Trice (1 / 153 / 6)
24. Paul Pontius, Island / Def Jam CA USA, 6.686 p. Hoobastank (- / 117 / -)
25. Ken Bailey & William Engram, Disturbing The Peace NY USA & Wendy Goldstein, Capitol CA USA, 6.678 p. Chingy (13 / - / -)
26. Seb Chew, Polydor Records UK, 6.437 p. Scissor Sisters (-)
27. Rob Walker, Star Trak Entertainment NY USA, 6.396 p. Kelis, Neptunes (30 / 44 / -)
28. Simon Cowell, Syco Music UK, 6.192 p. Gareth Gates, Will Young, Il Divo (20 / 15 / 24)
Interview with Simon Cowell – Click here
29. David Massey, Sony Music NY USA, 6.085 p. Anastacia, Good Charlotte (24 / 8 / 11)
Interview with David Massey – Click here
30. Ashley Newton, RCA Records NY USA, 6.031 p. Velvet Revolver (214 / - / 123)

31. Björn Teske & André Selleneit, BMG Berlin Germany, 5.982 p. Alexander, Daniel K, Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar, Elli, Yvonne Catterfeld (8 / - / -)
Interview with Björn Teske – Click here
32. Paul Adam, Island Records UK, 5.543 p. Busted, McFly, V (18 / 139 / 47)
33. Craig Kallman & Andrew Feigenbaum, Atlantic Records NY USA, 5.449 p. Kevin Lyttle (104 / - / -)
Interview with Andrew Feigenbaum – Click here
34. Paul Worley, Warner Bros. Records Nashville TN USA, 5.213 p. Big & Rich (-)
35. Vincent Herbert, Da Family Entertainment NY USA, 5.113 p. JoJo (-)
36. Jeff Cahours de Virgil, WEA Music France, 4.648 p. Tragedie (52 / - / -)
37. Niklas Hafemann, no present address, Germany, 4.637 p. Overground, Preluders, Sandy, Vany (signed @ Cheyenne Records Germany) (88 / - / -)
38. Michael Caplan, OR Music NY USA, 4.500 p. Los Lonely Boys (-)
Interview with Michael Caplan – Click here
39. Alberto Salini, Universo SPA Italy, 4.289 p. Haiducii (-)
40. Joe-Evans Chialo, Cheyenne Records Germany, 4.243 Overground, Preluders (85 / - / 182)

41. Jim Chancellor, Polydor Records UK, 4.198 p. Snow Patrol (-)
42. Mike Pitts, Jive Records NY USA, 4.063 p. Ciara (-)
43. Eddie Weathers, So So Def GA USA, 4.021 p. J-Kwon (-)
44. Nick Worthington, 679 Recordings UK, 3.924 p. The Streets, Shaznay Lewis (-)
45. Axel Erler, Polydor Island Germany, 3.890 p. Dick Brave (signed @ WEA Germany) (- / 40 / -)
46. Martin Dodd, Sony Music NY USA, 3.811 p. Star Academy (19 / 13 / 17)
47. Joachim Braun, BMG Ariola Germany, 3.803 p. Silbermond (-)
48. Paul Lisberg, Phonogenic UK, 3.764 p. Natasha Bedingfield (-)
Interview with Paul Lisberg – Click here
49. Laurence Bell, Domino Recording UK, 3.752 p. Franz Ferdinand (-)
50. Vincent Blaviel, BMG France, 3.662 p. Kyo (36 / - / -)

51. Leigh Lust, Elektra Records NY USA, 3.511 p. Jet (-)
52. Christof Ellinghaus, Labels Germany, 3.237 p. Wir Sind Helden (59 / - / -)
53. Tremendous Mike, Must Destroy Music UK & Joel De’ath & Max Lousada, East West UK, 3.201 p. Darkness (31 / - / -)
Interview with Max Lousada – Click here
54. Dominique Gau, WEA Music France, 3.037 p. K-Maro (-)
55. Stefan Ultch, EMI Music Germany, 2.918 p. De Randfichten (-)
56. Andrew Factor, Everloving Records CA USA, 2.915 p. Michael Andrews (-)
57. Sean Taylor & Charlene Thomas, no present address, 2.887 p. Lil Flip (signed @ Sony Music NY USA) (328 / - / -)
58. Trevor Jerideau, J Records NY USA & Grady Spivey, Full Surface Records NY USA, 2.868 p. Cassidy (-)
59. Cris Nuttall, All Around The World UK, 2.838 p. DJ Casper, Flip & Fill, LMC, Ultrabeat (98 / 106 / -)
60. Alan Bates, Candid Records UK & David Rose, Universal Music UK, 2.823 p. Jamie Cullum (162 / - / -)

61. Tim Devine, Columbia Records CA USA, 2.822 p. Switchfoot, Train (- / 247 / 8)
62. Thomas Kowollik, Polydor Island Germany, 2.657 p. Juli (-)
63. Avery Lipman, Republic Records NY USA, 2.649 p. Baby Bash (155 / - / 132)
64. Cipha Soundz, Next Plateau NY USA, 2.637 p. Nina Sky, Neptunes (30 / - / -)
65. Beth Halper, no present address, 2.582 p. Nelly Furtado (signed @ DreamWorks CA USA) (310 / 71 / 14)
66. Matt Cadman, All Around The World UK, 2.533 p. DJ Casper, LMC (-)
67. Kaz Utsonomiya, Epic Records CA USA, 2.530 p. Modest Mouse (40 / 148 / -)
68. Hugh Goldsmith & Chris Parles, Brightside Recordings UK, 2.517 p. Blue (signed @ Innocent UK) (HG - 17 / 18 / 18; CP – 57 / - / -)
Interview with Hugh Goldsmith – Click here / Interview with Chris Parles – Click here
69. Dave Dollimore, Data Records / Rulin Records UK, 2.501 p. Eric Prydz (-)
70. David Brandes, Bros Music Germany, 2.335 p. Vanilla Ninja (-)

71. Michael Taylor, Epic Records NY USA, 2.330 p. Delta Goodrem (signed @ Sony Australia) (16 / - / -)
Interview with Michael Taylor – Click here
72. Simon Fuller, 19 Recordings UK, 2.007 p. Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Stevens (12 / 79 / -)
73. Lil Jon, BME GA USA & Bryan Leach, TVT Records NY USA, 1.976 p. Lil Jon, Trillville, Lil Scrappy (43 / - / -)
Interview with Bryan Leach – Click here
74. Murray Elias, VP Records NY USA, 1.965 p. Sean Paul (6 / 122 / -)
Interview with Murray Elias – Click here
75. Marc Tjoutis, Sony Music France, 1.907 p. Lorie (-)
76. Glyn Aikins, Relentless Records UK, 1.877 p. 3 Of A Kind, Daniel Bedingfield (signed @ Polydor UK), Jay Sean, The Pirates (27 / 45 / 59)
77. Brad Jordan a.k.a. Scarface, Def Jam Recordings South GA USA, 1.869 p. Ludacris (63 / 16 / 33)
78. Stefan Raab, Raab Records Germany, 1.829 p. Max (-)
79. Riggs Morales & Marshall Mathers, Shady Records NY USA, 1.773 p. 50 Cent, Obie Trice (1 / 153 / -)
80. Jeff Blue, RCA CA USA, 1.771 p. Linkin Park (signed @ Warner Bros USA) (11 / 4 / 2)
Interview with Jeff Blue – Click here

81. Stefan Harder, Universal Music Germany, 1.737 p. Dschungel Stars, Florence Joy, Hot Banditoz (-)
82. Klaus Eickemeyer. Kosmo Records Germany, 1.703 p. Bluelagoon, Novaspace (229 / 164 / -)
83. Faouze Barkati, Yanis Records France, 1.666 p. Kareen Antonn (-)
84. Kevin Law, Universal Music NY USA, 1.654 p. Nelly, Murphy Lee (22 / 6 / 3)
Interview with Kevin Law – Click here
85. Fabrizio Giannini, Capitol Records Italy, 1.649 p. Tiziano Ferro (169 / 25 / -)
Interview with Fabrizio Giannini – Click here
86. George Glueck, X-Cell Records Germany, 1.630 p. Sarah Connor (87 / 19 / 57)
Interview with George Glueck – Click here
87. Colin Barlow, Polydor Records UK, 1.607 p. Alex Parks, Girls Aloud (37 / 24 / 37)
Interview with Colin Barlow – Click here
88. Guilaume Baurez, M6 France, 1.605 p. J-Five, Leslie (-)
89. Herve Lauzanne, Columbia France, 1.573 p. Nadiya (-)
90. Bertrand Lamblot, Mercury Records France, 1.565 p. Emma Daumas, Jenifer (38 / 35 / -)

91. Louie Bandak, Capitol Records CA USA, 1.536 p. Yellowcard (-)
92. Daniel Pieper, Polydor Island Germany, 1.480 p. Martin Kesici, Star Search, TV Allstars (48 / - / -)
93. Sam Hellemans, N.E.W.S. Belgium, 1.432 p. Danzel, Kate Ryan (signed @ Antler-Subway Belgium) (55 / 94 / -)
Interview with Sam Hellemans – Click here
94. Ron Burman, Roadrunner Records NY USA, 1.363 p. Nickelback (83 / 3 / 32)
Interview with Ron Burman – Click here
95. Tony Brummel, Victory Records IL USA, 1.319 p. Taking Back Sunday (-)
96. Ramses Francois, Roc-A-Fella Records NY USA, 1.310 p. Young Gunz (205 / - / -)
97. Robert Stevenson, Island / Def Jam NY USA, 1.305 p. Killers, Saliva, Sum 41 (167 / 80 / 46)
98. Ramin, Groove Attack Germany, 1.268 p. Aggro Berlin, Sido (-)
99. Joshua Freni, TVT Records NY USA, 1.264 p. 213 (-)
100. Simon Collins, no present address, 1.251 p. Christina Milian (signed @ Island / Def Jam NY USA) (365 / 57 / -)


All-Time Longest Duration on the World Top 20 A&R Chart:

1. Brian Bacchus & Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note NY USA, 123 Weeks, Norah Jones (June 24th, 2002 – October 25th, 2004)
Interview with Brian Michel Bacchus – Click here
2. Diana Meltzer, Wind-Up Records NY USA, 82 Weeks, Evanescence, Seether, Alter Bridge, 12 Stones (April 7th, 2003 – October 25th, 2004)
Interview with Diana Meltzer – Click here
3. Clive Davis, J Records NY USA, 77 Weeks, Alicia Keys, Dido and Angie Stone (Jan 29th, 2001 – July 15th, 2002)
4. Jeff Blue, Warner CA USA, 75 Weeks, Linkin Park (Feb 12th, 2001 – July 15th, 2002)
Interview with Jeff Blue – Click here
5. Kawan Prather, Columbia NY USA & La Face GE USA, 67 Weeks, Pink (December 17th, 2001 – March 24th, 2003)

6. Chris Lorenzo, Murder Inc. NY USA, 66 Weeks, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Irv Gotti (October 29th, 2001 – January 27th, 2003)
7. Kevin Law, Universal NY USA, 65 Weeks, Nelly, St.Lunatics (July 24th, 2000 - Oct 15th, 2001)
Interview with Kevin Law – Click here
8. Joshua Sarubin, Arista NY USA, 62 Weeks, Avril Lavigne (July 1st, 2002 – September 1st, 2003)
Interview with Joshua Sarubin – Click here
9. Fred Durst, Flawless CA USA, 60 Weeks, Staind and Puddle Of Mudd (June 18th, 2001 – August 5th, 2002 )
10. Ron Burman, Roadrunner CA USA, 56 Weeks, Nickelback, Chad Kroeger and Theory Of A Deadman (Oct 8th, 2001 – Oct 28th, 2002)
Interview with Ron Burman – Click here


Top 10 Of The 2003 Breaker Acts

1. Ben Berkman, Octone Records NY USA, 24.788 p. Maroon5 (World No.3)
Interview with Ben Berkman – Click here

2. Marcus Heisser, Interscope Records CA USA, 13.526 p. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck (World No.6)
3. Patrick Reynolds, Island / Def Jam NY USA, 12.274 p. Kanye West (World No.8)
4. Dan Popi, Media Services Romania, 11.827 p. O-Zone (World No.10)
Interview with Dan Popi – Click here
5. Clay Bradley, Sony Music Nashville TN USA, 11.733 p. Gretchen Wilson (World No.11)

6. Harve Pierre & Shannon Lawrence, Bad Boy Entertainment NY USA, 12.122 p. Mario Winans (World No.9 HP & 12 SL)
7. Wayne Williams & Larry Campbell, Jive Records NY USA, 9.496 p. Eamon (World No.16)
Interview with Wayne Williams – Click here
8. Steve Greenberg, S-Curve Records NY USA, 9.469 p. Joss Stone (World No.17)
9. Jordan Schur, Geffen Records CA USA, 9.351 p. Ashlee Simpson, Cold (World No.18)
10. Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, Island Records UK, 8.748 p. Keane (World No.19)


Most Total Number of Weeks at No.1 on the Weekly World Top 20 A&R Chart of All Time:

55 Weeks – Clive Davis, J Records NY USA

29 Weeks – Andre Young, Aftermath CA USA, Eminem
29 Weeks - Joshua Sarubin, Arista NY USA, Avril Lavigne (Longest Consecutive Weeks At No.1 – 25 Weeks)
Interview with Joshua Sarubin – Click here
25 Weeks – Diana Meltzer, Wind-Up Records NY USA, Evenescence
Interview with Diana Meltzer – Click here
20 Weeks - Brian Michel Bacchus, God Of Wine Productions Inc. NY USA & Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note NY USA
Interview with Brian Michel Bacchus – Click here


Fourth Consecutive Year in the Top 100

Clive Davis, J Records NY USA
Peter Edge, J Records NY USA
Jordan Schur, Geffen Records CA USA
Teresa La Barbera-Whites, Zomba Label Group TX USA
Simon Cowell, Syco Music UK

David Massey, Sony Music NY USA
Martin Dodd, Sony Music NY USA
Hugh Goldsmith, Brightside Recordings UK
Glyn Aikins, Relentless Records UK
Brad Jordan a.k.a. Scarface, Def Jam Recordings South GA USA

Jeff Blue, RCA CA USA
Kevin Law, Universal Music NY USA
George Glueck, X-Cell Records Germany
Colin Barlow, Polydor Records UK
Ron Burman, Roadrunner Records NY USA


Top 5 Women:

1. Diana Meltzer, Wind-Up Records NY USA, 29.751 points for Evanescence, Alter Bridge, Seether and 12 Stones (No.1 on the “Top 5 Women Of 2003” / No position on the “Top 5 Women Of 2002” / No.3 on the “Top 5 Women Of 2001” / World No.1)
Interview with Diana Meltzer – Click here

2. Teresa Estrella, Premium Latin Music NY USA, 8.091 p. Aventura (- / World No.20)
3. Teresa La Barbera-Whites, Zomba Label Group TX USA, 7.546 p. Beyoncé Knowles, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Rowland (all signed @ Columbia TX USA) (2 / 5 / 1 / World No.22)
Interview with Teresa La Barbera-Whites – Click here
4. Wendy Goldstein, Capitol CA USA, 6.678 p. Chingy (3 / - / - / World No.25)
5. Charlene Thomas, no present address, 2.887 p. Lil Flip (signed @ Sony Music NY USA) (- / World No.57)


Top 10 of the HitQuarters 2003 World Top 100 A&R Chart

1. Riggs Morales, Marc Labelle & Marshall Mathers, Shady Records NY USA, 50.355 points for 50 Cent and Obie Trice

2. Brian Bacchus, God Of Wine Productions Inc. NY USA & Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note NY USA, 47.538 p. Norah Jones
Interview with Brian Michel Bacchus – Click here
3. Diana Meltzer, Wind-Up Records NY USA, 42.870 p. Evanescence
Interview with Diana Meltzer – Click here
4. Joshua Sarubin, Arista Records NY USA, 30.564 p. Avril Lavigne
Interview with Joshua Sarubin – Click here
5. Teresa La Barbera Whites, Columbia TX USA, 27.521 p. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson
Interview with Teresa La Barbera-Whites – Click here

6. Murray Elias, VP Records NY USA, 21.872 p. Sean Paul
Interview with Murray Elias – Click here
7. Justin Timberlake, Just In Time Entertainment FL USA, 20.106 p. Justin Timberlake
8. Björn Teske & André Selleneit, BMG Berlin Germany, 17.336 p. Alexander, Daniel K, Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar, Gracia, Yvonne Catterfeld
Interview with Björn Teske – Click here
9. Dan Keeling, Parlophone UK, 15.422 p. Coldplay
Interview with Dan Keeling – Click here
10. Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope Records CA USA, 11.594 p. T.A.T.U.
Interview with Martin Kierszenbaum – Click here


Top 10 of the HitQuarters 2002 World Top 100 A&R Chart

1. Chris Lorenzo, Murder Inc. NY USA, 30.895 points for.Ashanti, Ja Rule and Irv Gotti

2. Joshua Sarubin, Arista NY USA, 26.724 p. Avril Lavigne
Interview with Joshua Sarubin – Click here
3. Ron Burman, Roadrunner NY USA, 24.896 p. Nickelback, Chad Kroeger and Theory Of A Deadman (all signed @ Roadrunner CA USA)
Interview with Ron Burman – Click here
4. Jeff Blue, Warner Brothers CA USA, 23.755 p. Linkin Park
Interview with Jeff Blue – Click here
5. Kawan Prather, Columbia CA USA, 21.513 p. Pink (signed @ La Face)
Interview with Kawan Prather – Click here

6. Kevin Law, Universal NY USA, 20.482 p. Nelly and St.Lunatic
Interview with Kevin Law – Click here
7. Clive Davis, J Records NY USA, 18.758 p. Alicia Keys, Dido and Angie Stone
8. David Massey, Sony NY USA, 16.786 p. Anastacia and Good Charlotte (all signed @ Epic)
Interview with David Massey – Click here
9. Andre Young, Aftermath CA USA, 15.254 p. Eminem
10. Ron Fair, A&M Records CA USA, 13.726 p. Vanessa Carlton, The Calling (signed @ RCA) and Christina Aguilera (signed @ RCA)


Top 10 of the HitQuarters 2001 World Top 100 A&R Chart

1. Clive Davis, J Records NY USA, 55009 points for Alicia Keys and Dido

2. Jeff Blue, Warner Brothers CA USA, 23021 p. Linkin Park
Interview with Jeff Blue – Click here
3. Kevin Law, Universal NY USA, 17452 p. Nelly and St.Lunatics
Interview with Kevin Law – Click here
4. Teresa La Barbera Whites, Columbia TX USA, 16612 p. Destiny's Child and Jessica Simpson
Interview with Teresa La Barbera-Whites – Click here
5. Miles Leonard, Parlophone UK, 15001 p. Gorillaz
Interview with Miles Leonard – Click here

6. Tommy Mottola, Columbia NY USA, 14930 p. Jennifer Lopez
7. Marc Labelle, Shady Records NY USA, 14838 p. D 12
8. Tim Devine, Columbia CA USA, 14244 p. Crazy Town, Train and Evan & Jaron
9. Andre Young, Aftermath CA USA, 12682 p. Eminem
10. Jordan Schur, Flip Records CA USA, 12518 p. Limp Bizkit

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