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The-Dream Named Vice President Of A&R At Def Jam Records

October 9th, 2012 7:19pm EDT


R&B hit-maker The-Dream has been appointed to the management team at hip-hop label Def Jam Records to help scout out new talent.

The singer/songwriter, who is responsible for penning Justin Bieber's smash hit Baby and Rihanna's Umbrella, will serve as Executive Vice President of A&R (artists and repertoire) at the label and will help to oversee current and new projects by its roster of artists.

A statement released by the star reads: "I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront. I share a unique view of an artist and as well as the business of music."

The-Dream will work closely with another recent appointment, Joie Manda, who was made President of Def Jam Recordings in March.

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