Meet Jamila Wright, Associate Director, Marketing
What was the first record you fell in love with?
The entire Confessions album by Usher. That was the first album my parents let me pick on my own and buy with my allowance money. I would ride all around Atlanta with family & friends, my Confessions CD, and my CD player… playing it on repeat over and over again to the point that I broke it and had to buy the CD again. That album was the epitome of R&B and great storytelling to me and I think it may be the exact reason why I’m so obsessed with R&B to this day.
What is the most important thing about your work at RCA?
My biggest goal in life has always been helping people. I find so much joy in helping artists bring their visions to life. I find joy in seeing fans connect with the music we put out. It’s so important for me to find ways to connect to people, and the music we put out each and every week does exactly that.
What was a critical moment in music history for you?
I was quite literally a baby when this happened, but in 1995, when OutKast got on stage at The Source Awards and said, “the South got something to say!” — I feel like that moment helped shift hip-hop culture to really pay attention to the South. I’ve seen so many murals of Andre 3000 & Big Boi with that quote around Atlanta, that the spirit of that moment is literally ingrained into my DNA. Atlanta has been such a magical place to grow up and be surrounded by so much amazing music & culture over all these years.
Name a record that has had a significant impact on you.
You Should Be Here by Kehlani
What live performance will you never forget?
I will never forget seeing Beyoncé for the first time on the I Am Sasha Fierce tour. That was the first time I had seen an all-female band on stage, and the band geek in me was mesmerized the entire time.