RCA boss Peter Edge has had a sensational year, capped by big Grammy love for two of his most significant success stories, hit machine and entertainer extraordinaire Doja Cat and genre-blurring breakout Steve Lacy. Now comes a huge new #1 set from TDE’s SZA, who’s even out-streaming some big holiday titles. Edge’s thoughtful, patient, A&R-focused leadership has led to a true renaissance for the label, which has relocated, aptly enough, to L.A., the creative center of the biz. Even so, Nipper makes sure his walks don’t take him anywhere near our neck of the woods.