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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

Is Whitney Houston Back?

Is Whitney Houston Back?

Whitney Houston met with Clive Davis at Nobu in New York yesterday and looked -- good?!The R&B diva was looking more "Waiting to Exhale" and a less the hot mess as she exited the restaurant… READ MORE >

Brandon 'Greasy Bear' Davis Broke?

Brandon 'Greasy Bear' Davis

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 >

- 3907 days ago
Clive's Speech Ain't Music to Kelly's Ears

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

After Clive Davis' very public display of rejection toward pop superstar Kelly Clarkson (via a speech that canonized Saint Carrie Underwood) on last night's "American Idol" finale, sources tell… READ MORE >

- 3958 days ago
'Idol' Is Finally Over!

Is Finally Over!

With performances by Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and BeBe and CeCe Winans, last night Jordin Sparks was crowned the latest "American Idol" on what seemed more like a "Solid Gold" rerun than the… READ MORE >

- 3958 days ago
Lewis and Clarkson: Who Will and WON'T Perform Tonight

Lewis and Clarkson:
Who Will and WON'T Perform Tonight

Kelly Clarkson may be feuding with her label head Clive Davis, but she's got nothing but love for "American Idol."TMZ has learned that Kelly -- and all winners from seasons past, except Fantasia… READ MORE >

- 3959 days ago
Kelly Clarkson: I Won't Change for Anyone!

Kelly Clarkson:
I Won't Change for Anyone!

Kelly Clarkson is definitely Miss Independent now -- giving the "screw you" treatment to her record label and doing what she wants for her new album. At a photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly,… READ MORE >

- 3963 days ago
Kelly to Clive: Shove It!

Kelly to Clive:
Shove It!

"Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson has used her music muscle against her record label head, Clive Davis -- and won!Well-connected record company sources tell TMZ that Clive likes to exercise "creative… READ MORE >

- 3974 days ago
Hottest Videos -- Week of 10/29

Hottest Videos -- Week of 10/29

The post-baby, pre-wedding Katie Holmes is looking hot as ever, as she gears up for her November 18th marriage to Tom Cruise. Obviously, Tom's efforts to get Katie looking her best for the wedding… READ MORE >

- 4160 days ago
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