Clive Davis biography

Clive Davis

Music executive, Composer

1932 –

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Who is Clive Davis?

Clive Davis 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, Davis 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, 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 TLC, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson. Davis is credited with bringing Whitney Houston to prominence.

Davis is an alumnus of New York University, where the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, the recorded music division of its Tisch School of the Arts, is named after him.

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Born
Apr 4, 1932
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Clive Jay Davis
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
  • Harvard Law School
Employment
  • Sony Music Entertainment
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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