THE-DREAM TAKES HIGH-FLYING DESK JOB AT DEF JAM

Hitmaker THE-DREAM can now add record label hotshot to his resume – he has been appointed vice president of Island Def Jam Music Group.

The singer/songwriter, who has worked with Mariah Carey, Ciara and Mary J. Blige, announced earlier this year (09) that his third album Love King would be his last.

And it seems the star, who is set to wed singer/actress Christina Milian later this year (09), was paving the way for higher things – he will focus on his new role as second-in-command of the urban music label.

In a Twitter.com blog, he writes, “I wanna thank everyone at Island Records/DefJam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records.

“I look forward to the challenge of rebuilding music for not only Island Records but for Universal Records as a whole. Today I’m humbled and blessed.”