October 2019

Beyoncé to Receive the 'Billboard' Executive of the Year Award

‘Billboard’ recently highlighted the work of Beyoncé and Parkwood Entertainment COO Steve Pamon in their ‘2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Players’ issue. . According to ‘Billboard,’ the two were chosen as Executives of the Year because of Parkwood Entertainment’s ability to “[forgo] traditional media promotion.”. Parkwood has become known for shock-and- awe productions, foregoing traditional media promotion -- or hype -- and using the power of the unexpected to harness the energy of social media, ‘Billboard,’ via statement. In terms of their individual power, Beyoncé said she chose Pamon as her COO because of his “good character.”. It was important that I found someone with good character as a human being, with values whom I could truly trust, and someone who understands that my priority for my company is always creativity and art over commerce, Beyoncé, to ‘Billboard’. Pamon also had only positive things to say about Beyoncé, calling her “unstoppable.”. She is so secure in what she’s doing -- which came directly from how she was raised -- that she gives opportunities to people who don’t think like her or look like her, Steve Pamon, to ‘Billboard’