|Occupation||CEO / Chairman|
Ron Perry is a musician and American music executive. Perry serves as the Chairman & CEO of Columbia Records. Columbia Records is home to Adele, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Daft Punk, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, AC/DC, Harry Styles, Polo G, Pharrell, John Mayer, Tyler, the Creator and many of the world’s most iconic artists.
At Columbia, Perry has personally signed and overseen the careers of Lil Nas X, The Kid LAROI, BTS (via Big Hit Entertainment), Lil Peep, Rosalía, Dominic Fike, among others. He has also championed successful campaigns by Adele, Harry Styles, Polo G, Tyler, the Creator, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and others.
Some of Perry's A&R credits include:
The 14X Diamond single for Lil Nas X, "Old Town Road (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)." This became the longest running #1 single of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks. The song earned 2 Grammy Awards for Music Video of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, and is currently the most certified song in music history.
“Falling Down” by Lil Peep and XXXTentacion which Perry put together with producer John Cunningham shortly after the untimely death of XXXtentacion, who Perry had previously signed to SONGS Music Publishing.
For BTS, Perry was instrumental in finding the song “Dynamite” which would become the group’s first ever #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. The song was later nominated for Best Pop Vocal at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Perry also co-produced and co-wrote BTS’ follow-up single, “Butter,” which broke Spotify’s all-time single day streaming record with over 20M global streams in its first day. The song also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks.
Under the leadership of Ron Perry, Columbia Records spent 33 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021, the most in label history.