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Ethiopia Habtemariam

Senior Vice President of Motown Records

Ethiopia Habtemariam is a music industry executive. She was born on 24 September 1979. In 1994, at the age of 14, Habtemariam began interning at LaFace Records, a label created by former Chairman and CEO of Epic Records, LA Reid. This internship lasted 4 years. Shortly after, Ethiopia began working with Universal Music Group. In 2011, Habtemariam was named the Senior Vice President of Motown Records, working with artists Stevie WonderErykah BaduNe-YoKemBJ the Chicago Kid, Stacey Barthe, and more. Billboard named Habtemariam to both their 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 lists. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Music” issue and Variety Magazine named the music executive to their prestigious “Women’s Impact List.” In 2014, Habtemariam was promoted to President of Motown Records and currently serves as the President of Motown Records and President of Urban Music/Co-Head of Creative at Universal Publishing Music Group in the United States

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