Clive Davis in New York City on November 13, 2007
|Born||April 4, 1932|
|Alma mater||New York University College of Arts and Science|
Harvard Law School
|Occupation||Record producer, Music executive|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Cohen (1956–1965; divorced)|
Janet Adelberg (1965–1985; divorced)
|Children||Fred (b. 1960)|
Lauren (b. 1962)
Mitchell (b. 1970)
Doug Davis (b. 1974)
Clive Davis (born April 4, 1932) or Clyde Davis; is an American record producer and music executive. He has won five Grammy Awards. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.
Davis has produced many famous singers, such as Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson. Davis is also known for making Whitney Houston famous.
Early life[change | change source]
Awards and honors[change | change source]
As a producer, Davis has won four Grammy Awards.
- 2009: Best R&B Album – Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
- 2006: Best Pop Vocal Album – Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
- 2000: Album of the Year – Supernatural, Santana
- 2000: Best Rock Album – Supernatural, Santana
Davis was entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He was placed in the non-performers category.
Personal life[change | change source]
Davis was married to Helen Cohen from 1956. They divorced in 1965. Then he was married to Janet Adelberg from 1965 until they divorced in 1985. Davis had four children. Davis came out as a bisexual in 2013.
References[change | change source]
- McCormack, David (February 19, 2013). "'I'm bisexual': Twice married music industry legend Clive Davis reveals he's had relationships with men since the late '70s". Daily Mail.
- "Clive Davis page at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame".
- Robert Gottlieb (June 20, 2013). "At the Top of Pop". The New York Times Book Review. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
- Basham, David (December 12, 2000). "Beach Boys, Bennett, Who To Win Lifetime Achievement Grammys". MTV.
- Gundersen, Edna (February 4, 2009). "The official label on Clive Davis' famed gala this year: Grammy". USA Today.
- Chmielewski, Dawn C. (February 13, 2013). "CBS stokes Grammy Awards excitement with online extras". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Morgan, Laura (March 9, 2000). "Hall Monitor". Entertainment Weekly.
- "Clive Davis Comes Out of the Closet on 'Katie'". The Hollywood Reporter. February 18, 2013.