Jheryl Busby (Jheryl Busby)

Jheryl Busby

Record Executive. He began his career in music as a promotion agent at Stax Records Memphis, Tennessee and in 1984, become the president of the black music division of MCA Records. In 1988, he was named the president and chief executive officer of Motown Records, Los Angeles, serving until 1995. As Motown’s CEO, he helped launch the careers of Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah, Johnny Gill and Another Bad Creation. He was also instrumental in keeping many of the label’s legendary artists such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross in record sales of $50 million. After Motown, he held positions at DreamWorks Records, 1998 to 2001, Def Soul Classics, 2001 to 2007 and was consultant to Patti LaBelle’s first gospel album, “The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle” in 2007. Beyond music, Busby was a major shareholder in the nation’s first African-American-owned national bank, Founders National Bank of Los Angeles. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • May, 05, 1949
  • USA


  • November, 11, 2008
  • USA


  • Inglewood Park Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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