2020 has seen big successes from an array of projects at John Janick’s Interscope overseen, shepherded, brought aboard and/or otherwise touched by EVP Joie Manda. DaBaby has ascended to superstar in under a year and is en route to a 150k #1 chart bow. Playboi Carti dropped a new song that topped Apple Music, YouTube and Twitter. Lil Mosey has emerged as a legitimate hitmaker with smash “Blueberry Faygo,” with only Drake in its way for a Spotify #1. All of this comes in the wake of last year's breakout by Summer Walker.

During his tenure at IGA, Joie has been a major player in deals with Dreamville, LVRN, Juice WRLD, Todd Moscowitz's Alamo and more—which have collectively broken a large share of the acts now dominating the hip-hop and R&B space.

And you can stop telling Joie to smile in his photos. He is smiling.