Sean Paul

launchpad Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Urban

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 3/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 6/2002 (Atlantic). Foresight: 27 months. Awards/Milestones: “Dutty Rock” sold well over 6 million albums worldwide, and in the process produced five top fifteen hits on the Hot 100. For more information: AllMusic Profile

John Mayer

launchpad Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Rock

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 11/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 9/2001 (Columbia), 5/2000 (Aware). Foresight: 34 months. Awards/Milestones: Multi-Platinum, Multiple Grammy Awards, Multiple MTV VMA Awards, and more. For more information: AllMusic Profile Signed dates are approximate.

Nelly Furtado

launchpad Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Pop

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 9/1998 (Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 3/1999 (Dreamworks). Foresight: 6 months. Awards/Milestones: 2 Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards, 3 MuchMusic Video Awards, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and more. For more information: AllMusic Profile

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 2

launchpad A&R, Alternative, Country, Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Pop, Rock, Urban

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 2 (6/12/99 A&R compilation via Billboard, not commercially available). A&R, produced and compiled by, mastered, liner notes, industry relations, etc. Foresight:  features pre-label demos from then unknown:  Amerie/AIJA (Columbia), Anthony Hamilton (Arista), Infernal (BMG/Priority), Jill Sobule (Beyond), Reckless Kelly (Sugar Hill), and Wayne (TVT).