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As president of Capitol Music Group’s independent distribution and label services division, Caroline, as well as head of Harvest Records, Jacqueline Saturn ’90 plays a major role in CMG’s resurgence. Saturn leads Caroline’s 50-person U.S. team and oversees all aspects of its business, including artist and label signings and partnerships, as well as strategic planning and alliances with Caroline International’s 11 offices outside the U.S. Under Saturn’s leadership, Caroline has attained numerous achievements over the past year, resulting in a doubling of its U.S. market share. These include the No. 1 debut from K-pop supergroup SuperM, the second No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut from rapper NF (The Search), rapper Trippie Redd’s No. 3 debut with !, and a remarkable four Top-20 debuts in May 2019 from Judah and the Lion, Mac DeMarco, Rammstein and K-pop phenoms NCT-127. Saturn also inked the highly-competitive distribution deal with South Korea’s SM Entertainment, which has already resulted in partnerships on NCT-127 and the aforementioned SuperM. Clairo debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and is featured in Apple Music’s “Up Next” program. This past year, Caroline has garnered more than 14 platinum and 17 gold single certifications.
At Harvest Records, Saturn and company have broken numerous new and developing artists; these include Banks, whose two albums debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart and worldwide streaming totals exceed one billion, and Donna Missal, whose 20 million worldwide streams preceded the release of her debut album, This Time and forthcoming tour with Lewis Capaldi.
This event was first published on November 14, 2019 and last updated on November 19, 2019.