Sylvia Rhone is an American music industry executive who served as
Universal Motown Records until 2011.
She has overseen a roster of artists in the
Universal Motown lineup including
Lil Wayne and the
Cash Money artists
Erykah Badu, and
In October 2004, Rhone was appointed
Motown Records and
executive vice president of
Universal Records. Prior to her
Universal Motown role, Rhone served as chairwoman and CEO of the
Elektra Entertainment Group,
 transforming the boutique label into one of the most eclectic rosters in the music business. Rhone's appointment in 1994 as chairwoman and CEO of EEG established her as the only
African American and the first woman in the history of the recording industry to attain such a title.
As of 2012, Rhone is CEO of her self-founded label Vested in Culture which has a distribution deal with
Epic Records, a label under
Sony Music Entertainment.