tuo-clarkTuo Clark has been appointed Senior Vice President, A&R for Def Jam Recordings. Clark (left) has spent nearly a decade as one-half of the six-time Grammy┬«-nominated production duo Da Internz, working with multi-platinum superstars like Big Sean, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Ludacris, Trey Songz and many others. In his new A&R position, Clark will oversee selected current and new artist projects — including Big Sean, Jeremih, Lil Durk and Trap Beckham among others, while actively seeking out, discovering and signing new and established talent to Def Jam.

Clark, who is based in Los Angeles, will report directly Steve Bartels, CEO, Def Jam Recordings. “Tuo is an incredibly talented producer and a proven hitmaker,” said Bartels. “His talent and energy extends itself beyond the studio; it’s felt throughout the artist and creative community and industry-wide. I’m excited to continue working closely with Tuo and our entire staff of gifted, young A&R executives to keep music and artists at the forefront of what we do.” Commenting on his new appointment at Def Jam, Clark said, “I want to thank Steve Bartels for the continued opportunity to grow with this amazing team, doing what I love: making great, timeless music.”