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Whitney Houston's first live album, DVD set for Nov. 10 release

Whitney Houston's first live album, DVD set for Nov. 10 release

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Legacy Recordings says it plans to release an album and DVD called "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" Nov. 10.
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Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto are supposedly 'hooking up' now

Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto are supposedly 'hooking up' now

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto are reportedly dating.
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Sara Bareilles fires manager Jordan Feldstein after his pre-Grammys clash with Sharon Osbourne

Sara Bareilles fires manager Jordan Feldstein after his pre-Grammys clash with Sharon Osbourne

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jordan Feldstein reportedly argued with both Sharon and Kelly Osbourne at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys gala.
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Rihanna, Miley Cyrus skip the Grammy Awards

Rihanna, Miley Cyrus skip the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West were among the stars who didn't attend Sunday night's Grammy Awards.
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Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
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Whitney Houston's 50th birthday marked by Sirius XM Radio tribute

Whitney Houston's 50th birthday marked by Sirius XM Radio tribute

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Sirius XM Radio has kicked off its "Celebration of a Lifetime" tribute marking what would have been U.S. pop star Whitney Houston's 50th birthday Friday.
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Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. music mogul Clive Davis says in his memoir he has been in a romantic relationship with a man for seven years, confirming for the first time he is bisexual.

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Cissy Houston calls pre-Grammy gala invite 'obscene'

Cissy Houston calls pre-Grammy gala invite 'obscene'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Cissy Houston says she doesn't plan to attend Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles Saturday, a year after her daughter Whitney's death.
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Aretha to play hometown gig Friday

Aretha to play hometown gig Friday

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Music icon Aretha Franklin says she is looking forward to performing at the Fox Theatre this week in her hometown of Detroit.
Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gospel singer BeBe Winans laughed through tears, and told the crowd at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral he will miss "crazy Whitney."
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Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner is to say a few words at the New Jersey funeral of Whitney Houston, his co-star in the 1992 blockbuster "The Bodyguard," sources told People.com.
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Singers Leona Lewis (L) and Carrie Underwood (R) pose with Clive Davis as they attend the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California on February 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Clive Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, executive and a leading music industry executive. He has won multiple Grammy awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From 1967-72 he was the President of Columbia Records, was the founder and president of Arista Records in the late 1970s through 2000 until founding J Records. From 2003 until April 2008, Davis was the Chairman and CEO of the RCA Music Group (which includes 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 Worldwide. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He currently plays a part in the careers of Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick, Jr., Leona Lewis and Whitney Houston.

Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family, the son of Herman and Florence Davis. After spending his first four years in England, Davis was raised in the middle-class neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He received a full scholarship to New York University College of Arts and Science, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1953. He then received a full scholarship to Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 1956. He practiced law in a small firm in New York, then moved on to the firm of Rosenman, Colin, Kaye, Petschek, and Freund two years later, where partner Ralph Colin had CBS as client. Hired by a former colleague at the firm, Harvey Schein, Davis became assistant counsel of CBS subsidiary Columbia Records at the age of twenty-eight.

Davis became a protegé of CBS Records President Goddard Lieberson, and discovered a passion for music which led him up the ranks of Columbia/CBS. In 1967, he became president of Columbia Records and, more or less by accident, he became a convert to the newest generation of folk rock and rock and roll. One of his earliest pop signings was the British folk-rock musician Donovan, who enjoyed a string of successful hit singles and albums released in the USA on the Epic label.

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