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Tunji Balogun is a Nigerian American record label executive, executice vice-president of A&R for RCA Records and August 2021 become CEO of Def Jam.

Tunji Balogun replaces Eminem’s longtime manager, Paul Rosenberg as CEO of Def Jam, ending a 6-year term at RCA.

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Tunji Balogun


— years (2021)

Date of Birth

25th September, 199*

Record Label CEO

State of Origin

Lagos State








Record Label

Net Worth

$5 million

Tunji Balogun Biography

Tunji Balogun, a Nigerian American record label executive. A co-founder of Keep Cool, he is the executive vice president of A&R for RCA Records. Balogun has signed or played an integral role in signing artists including Brockhampton, Childish Gambino, Goldlink, H.E.R., Khalid, SZA, Bryson Tiller, and Cozz.

He grew up in the United states of America where he had his education.

Tunji Balogun Career

Tunji Balogun is the founder of Keep Cool, an RCA imprint alongside Right Hand Music Group founder Courtney Stewart, A&R Jon Tanners and marketing executive Jared Sherman. The label is home to Normani, UMI, Lucky Daye, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, and Nigerian sisters, VanJess.

He is set to replace Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager who became Chairman and CEO in 2017, but stepped down in February 2021, after being strongly criticized for the company’s inability to create a new range of stars after Logic and Justin Beiber.

Rosenberg was also criticized for not taking advantage of the Drill movement that started in his backyard. The exit of Complex’s former Editor-In-Chief, Noah Callahan-Bever, further added to chatter of uncertainty around the label under Rosenberg’s reign.

Over the past 10 years, Balogun has been instrumental in getting TDE and RCA to do a deal for SZA, equally for Dreamville and Sony to do a deal for Cozz, an American rapper of Nigerian descent.

Since he became a boss at RCA, he’s slowly but sure led an R&B resurgence with the signing of Bryson Tiller, GoldLink, Khalid, Wizkid, and H.E.R, with many more like Jayla Darden and Tems still under development.


He was also instrumental in the Black Panther OST. He introduced Jorja Smith to Kendrick Lamar.

Balogun came into prominence in August 2021, after he took over as the chairman of American record label, Def Jam.

Tunji Balogun Education

Tunji Balogun graduated from Pomona College in 2004 in Claremont California.

Tunji Balogun

Balogun replaced Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager to become the new Chairman and CEO of Def Jam in August 2021.

Paul Rosenberg resigned in February 2021, due to the label inability to sign new stars after Justin and Logic.

What is Def Jam?

Founded by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons in 1987, the label became one of the biggest subsidiaries in the music industry by taking advantage of the burgeoning sounds of Hip-Hop and R&B in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Tee Billz Net Worth

Tunji Balogun stills maintain his media businesses, and according to a reliable source, the net worth of Tunji Balogun is $5 million.


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