HITS Daily Double


Def Jam has promoted Charlene Thomas to VP of Marketing. The announcement was made today (10/7) by Jeff Harleston, Interim CEO, Def Jam.

Over the past three years, Thomas has overseen the breakthrough of Fredo Bang, the Coming 2 America soundtrack, the comebacks of Fabolous and Jadakiss and the rollout of DMX’s posthumous album, EXODUS. Current Thomas marketing projects include records by Kanye West, Big Sean, Hit-Boy, LL Cool J, 2 Chainz, Jeezy and more.

“Charlene brings a distinguished and enviable track record of success with some of the most foundational artists in hip-hop,” said Harleston. “She has been—and will continue to be—a huge driver of some of our most important and high-profile projects."

Prior to her tenure at Def Jam, Thomas was VP of Marketing and A&R at Loud Records, where she worked with the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Lil Flip and Three 6 Mafia.