Parkwood Entertainment president/COO Steve Pamon spoke with Billboard’s Bianca Gracie at the Billboard and Vibe R&B Hip-Hop Power Players event on Thursday (Oct. 17), as they discussed how it feels to be sharing the honor of co-executive of the year with Beyoncé and what lessons he has learned from working with her through the years.

Asked how it feels to be named co-executive of the year alongside his boss, Beyoncé, Pamon tells Billboard, “It's humbling and it's a real honor to be in this company of great legends in the hip hop community.”

“I'm just blessed to be on a great team,” he continues. “I don't consider this a personal honor at all. It's really a referendum on the team's work and Beyoncé's leadership.”

He also discusses the family dynamic within the company, explaining that it starts from the top. “When you have Miss Tina and Beyoncé, by definition they create a family atmosphere,” he says of working at Parkwood.

As for what the biggest lesson Beyoncé's has bestowed upon him throughout the years has been, Pamon reveals that his biggest takeaway is the importance of putting in the work.

“Just put in the work, everything else will take care of itself,” he says. “She said, ‘When you put creativity and pleasing the fans top of the mind, that's what's always gonna happen. You'll be successful.’”

You can check out the full video interview with Steve Pamon above.

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