It about that time again for the Billboardâ€™s Urban Power List, Ronald â€œSlimâ€ Williams and brother Bryan â€œBirdmanâ€ Williams are this yearâ€™s featured stars. The new issue is on stands now or you can order here.
Defining power and who possesses it is an ever-changing equation. Itâ€™s a challenge that Billboard editors revisit each year with the Power Players series, which includes Women in Music, Latin Power Players, this yearâ€™s inaugural Power 100 and the upcoming 40 Under 40. To that roster, add this issueâ€™s inaugural Urban Power List, profiling the 25 biggest players in the industry. The unranked tally targets executives whose concentration is urban, not executives who have oversight of urban music but also substantial responsibilities with other genres.