Congratulations to NBC News senior entertainment producer Melissa Lonner!
She's the one you can thank for bringing such blockbuster acts as Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Adele and her personal favorite, Chris Brown, to TODAY -- and music-industry bible Billboard magazine has acknowledged her importance by putting her in the No. 10 slot on their 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list.
Melissa told Billboard that what she enjoys most about her job is "going to a show at a small venue -- like when I first saw Adele at Joe's Pub -- and saying, 'Holy moley, I've got to get them!' " She said she's also jazzed about taking the show's summer concert series abroad next year when TODAY heads to London for the Olympics.
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