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Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis Appear on NBC's Today Show

Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis join The Today Show to talk about the release of Franklin’s new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.”

NBC’s TODAY SHOW
October 3rd, 2014

Aretha Franklin and legendary record producer Clive Davis join TODAY to talk about the release of Franklin’s new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.” Franklin also reveals she has a crush on Maxwell.

Watch the video via link below:
http://www.today.com/video/today/56170251#56169922

Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis join The Today Show to talk about the release of Franklin’s new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.”

NBC’s TODAY SHOW
October 3rd, 2014

Aretha Franklin and legendary record producer Clive Davis join TODAY to talk about the release of Franklin’s new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.” Franklin also reveals she has a crush on Maxwell.

Watch the video via link below:
http://www.today.com/video/today/56170251#56169922

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Aretha Franklin Appearance on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman

Watch Aretha Franklin and David Letterman on CBS’s the Late Show with David Letterman discuss her collaboration with Clive Davis on “Aretha Sings The Great Diva Classics”

Watch Aretha Franklin and David Letterman on CBS’s the Late Show with David Letterman discuss her collaboration with Clive Davis on “Aretha Sings The Great Diva Classics”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Tgt9Jw2Fk

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Aretha Franklin Sings "Rolling In The Deep" From Her Forthcoming Album

I am very excited to share with you the first song from Aretha Franklin’s new album “Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics”, which “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)”.

I am very excited to share with you the first song from Aretha Franklin’s new album “Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics”, which “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWeGngQqOI

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The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin and Legendary Producer Clive Davis in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis

Don’t miss Clive Davis and Aretha Franklin in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92nd Street Y on October 1st, 2014. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event!

In celebration of the release of her forthcoming new album, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the “Queen of Soul” one-and-only Aretha Franklin joined by “The Man With The Golden Ears” Clive Davis in a rare interview moderated by Anthony DeCurtis on her extraordinary contributions to music history and the making of her brand new album.

Each ticket includes your admission for this special event, along with a code, distributed the night of the event, to redeem a digital download of Aretha’s new album upon release.

For more information please click this link.
http://www.92y.org/Event/Aretha-Franklin-Clive-Davis.aspx

Don’t miss Clive Davis and Aretha Franklin in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92nd Street Y on October 1st, 2014. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event!

In celebration of the release of her forthcoming new album, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the “Queen of Soul” one-and-only Aretha Franklin joined by “The Man With The Golden Ears” Clive Davis in a rare interview moderated by Anthony DeCurtis on her extraordinary contributions to music history and the making of her brand new album.

Each ticket includes your admission for this special event, along with a code, distributed the night of the event, to redeem a digital download of Aretha’s new album upon release.

For more information please click this link.
http://www.92y.org/Event/Aretha-Franklin-Clive-Davis.aspx

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Showbiz 411: Aretha Franklin Will Drop “Surprise” Album on 9/30 with Sensational Adele Cover

EXCLUSIVE: In the year of the surprise album (Beyonce, U2) comes the nicest one of all: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will drop her first new album in many years on September 30th courtesy of Clive Davis. Seems impossible but even as we speak Aretha has finished her vocals, Babyface and a few others are working with Clive to finish the mixes, the album art is done and pr whiz Theola Borden at RCA-Arista is revving up the media.

By Roger Friedman

Aretha make a historic appearance on David Letterman on September 29th to announce the album. And she will sing the lead single, which will blow your minds. I heard it today. Aretha has recorded her own spectacular version of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Yes, that “Rolling in the Deep.” And with all respect to Adele, which Aretha gives, this version of the song is jaw dropping. It swings and rocks.

Click here to read the article ->
http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/09/17/exclusive-aretha-franklin-will-drop-surprise-album-on-930-with-sensational-adele-cover

EXCLUSIVE: In the year of the surprise album (Beyonce, U2) comes the nicest one of all: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will drop her first new album in many years on September 30th courtesy of Clive Davis. Seems impossible but even as we speak Aretha has finished her vocals, Babyface and a few others are working with Clive to finish the mixes, the album art is done and pr whiz Theola Borden at RCA-Arista is revving up the media.

By Roger Friedman

Aretha make a historic appearance on David Letterman on September 29th to announce the album. And she will sing the lead single, which will blow your minds. I heard it today. Aretha has recorded her own spectacular version of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Yes, that “Rolling in the Deep.” And with all respect to Adele, which Aretha gives, this version of the song is jaw dropping. It swings and rocks.

Click here to read the article ->
http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/09/17/exclusive-aretha-franklin-will-drop-surprise-album-on-930-with-sensational-adele-cover

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Clive Davis announces the November release of Whitney Houston's first live album: 'This is her legacy'

Clive Davis, the five-time Grammy winner credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the early 1980s, will release her first-ever live album nearly three years after the death of the legendary singer.

“She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Davis told TODAY’s Hoda Kotb during a special visit Tuesday to announce the release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances,” which will be out Nov. 10 as a CD and DVD.

For full appearance clip on NBC’s Today Show, please click here
http://www.today.com/entertainment/whitney-houstons-first-live-album-set-november-release-1D80148690

Clive Davis, the five-time Grammy winner credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the early 1980s, will release her first-ever live album nearly three years after the death of the legendary singer.

“She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Davis told TODAY’s Hoda Kotb during a special visit Tuesday to announce the release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances,” which will be out Nov. 10 as a CD and DVD.

For full appearance clip on NBC’s Today Show, please click here
http://www.today.com/entertainment/whitney-houstons-first-live-album-set-november-release-1D80148690

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Billboard Album Review: Santana Indulges His Experimental Side on 'Corazón'

By Leila Cobo
Billboard Magazine

The best instrumentalists don’t just play — they speak. Instruments can move freely without language or diction hampering them, but that also makes it more challenging to deliver a message or establish an identity. Yet the sound of Carlos Santana’s guitar is unmistakable: angular melodies with a signature piercing tone, easy to distinguish no matter the genre, from rock to Latin to jazz.

No wonder that “Corazón,” billed as Santana’s first Latin album, is all about that guitar, despite boasting star vocal collaborators from around the world. The instrument’s leading role lets “Corazón” be much more than what would typically qualify as Latin (music sung in Spanish), as the guitar’s universal language turns the album into a global mixtape: You never know what you’re going to get, or from where.

To read more of this article please click link below
http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6077654/santana-corazon-album-review-billboard

To Listen to Santana feat. Miguel and the hit single “Indy”

By Leila Cobo
Billboard Magazine

The best instrumentalists don’t just play — they speak. Instruments can move freely without language or diction hampering them, but that also makes it more challenging to deliver a message or establish an identity. Yet the sound of Carlos Santana’s guitar is unmistakable: angular melodies with a signature piercing tone, easy to distinguish no matter the genre, from rock to Latin to jazz.

No wonder that “Corazón,” billed as Santana’s first Latin album, is all about that guitar, despite boasting star vocal collaborators from around the world. The instrument’s leading role lets “Corazón” be much more than what would typically qualify as Latin (music sung in Spanish), as the guitar’s universal language turns the album into a global mixtape: You never know what you’re going to get, or from where.

To read more of this article please click link below
http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6077654/santana-corazon-album-review-billboard

To Listen to Santana feat. Miguel and the hit single “Indy”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OZ6CHAkRhI

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Showbiz 411 on Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

Clive Davis Prepares Blockbuster A List Party with JHud, Miley, Lorde, Movie Stars

by Roger Friedman – January 23, 2014

It’s the toughest ticket of the Grammy weekend, Clive Davis‘s pre-Grammy party. For some reason this year is bigger than ever with more bold faced names on the waiting list as the RSVPs come pouring in. Today Jennifer Hudson stopped by to do press with Clive. She’s singing at the show at the Beverly Hilton, sporting a new hot hair cut and her Weight Watchers figure more svelte than ever. I did ask if she’d like to have dessert some time and she told her favorite: cheesecake! Wait til she tries Eileen’s Special Cheesecake in Soho. So much for Weight Watchers!

Click here to see the Article >>
http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/23/clive-davis-prepares-blockbuster-a-list-party-with-jhud-miley-lorde-movie-stars

Clive Davis Prepares Blockbuster A List Party with JHud, Miley, Lorde, Movie Stars

by Roger Friedman – January 23, 2014

It’s the toughest ticket of the Grammy weekend, Clive Davis‘s pre-Grammy party. For some reason this year is bigger than ever with more bold faced names on the waiting list as the RSVPs come pouring in. Today Jennifer Hudson stopped by to do press with Clive. She’s singing at the show at the Beverly Hilton, sporting a new hot hair cut and her Weight Watchers figure more svelte than ever. I did ask if she’d like to have dessert some time and she told her favorite: cheesecake! Wait til she tries Eileen’s Special Cheesecake in Soho. So much for Weight Watchers!

Click here to see the Article >>
http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/23/clive-davis-prepares-blockbuster-a-list-party-with-jhud-miley-lorde-movie-stars

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USA TODAY on Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

Stars angle for access to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY January 23, 2014

Clive Davis books top-notch talent for the annual pre-Grammy gala, but his toughest challenge is paring the stellar guest list

Click here to see the Article >>
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/01/23/clive-davis-party-is-grammy-week-hot-ticket/4801413/

Stars angle for access to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash

Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY January 23, 2014

Clive Davis books top-notch talent for the annual pre-Grammy gala, but his toughest challenge is paring the stellar guest list

Click here to see the Article >>
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/01/23/clive-davis-party-is-grammy-week-hot-ticket/4801413/

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