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Clive Davis

Clive Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. From 1967 to 1973 he was the President of Columbia Records. He was the founder and president of Arista Records from 1975 through 2000 until founding J Records. From 2002 until April 2008, Davis was the Chairman and CEO of the RCA Music Group (which included RCA Records, J Records and Arista Records), Chairman and CEO of J Records, and Chairman and CEO of BMG North America. Currently Davis is the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He currently plays a part in the careers of Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick, Jr., Leona Lewis, Barry Manilow, BC Jean, Cassidy (rapper), Mario Barrett and Seattle De Luca. Davis is credited with bringing Whitney Houston to prominence. Clive Davis is an alumnus of New York University, and the recorded music division of its Tisch School for the Arts is named after him. Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family, the son of Herman and Florence Davis. Davis was

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Music Legend Clive Davis -- I'm Bisexual

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I'm Bisexual

Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame record executive Clive Davis -- credited with discovering legendary talents like Whitney Houston -- has just revealed ... he's bisexual.Davis opened up on… READ MORE >

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Whitney Houston Death -- Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party Going On As Planned

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- 1041 days ago
Ne-Yo -- FBI Contacted Over Death Threats

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- 1193 days ago
Kelly Clarkson Unbites the Hand that Feeds Her

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Ellen Pompeo's Grey Area

Ellen Pompeo's Grey Area

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- 2508 days ago
Toni Braxton Celebrates the Big 4-1

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R&B diva Toni Braxton celebrated her forty-first birthday yesterday at Mr.Chow -- and Ms. Lady looks fabu! // There was an A-list turnout for her intimate dinner, including music mogulsaurus… READ MORE >

- 2628 days ago
Is Whitney Houston Back?

Is Whitney Houston Back?

Whitney Houston met with Clive Davis at Nobu in New York yesterday and looked -- good?!insertBCSinglePlayer(1203049992);The R&B diva was looking more "Waiting to Exhale" and a less the hot… READ MORE >

- 2641 days ago
Brandon 'Greasy Bear' Davis Broke?

Brandon 'Greasy Bear' Davis
Broke?

Say it isn't so! Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis' hard-partying, firecrotch-calling ways have finally caught up with him. Page Six reports that Davis' wealthy oil family is so disgusted by his… READ MORE >

- 2715 days ago
Clive's Speech Ain't Music to Kelly's Ears

Clive's Speech
Ain't Music to Kelly's Ears

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