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Entertainment Weekly: Inside Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys bash

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by Leah Greenblatt

Grammy week in Los Angeles is a wild, strange piñata of parties, but there’s really only one soirée where you can see the likes of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and “Trap Queen” rapper Fetty Wap nibble on roast chicken at adjacent banquet tables while Courtney Love, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Rock, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson socialize in the aisles, Gwen Stefani perches giggling on Blake Shelton’s lap, and estranged bandmates Harry Styles and Zayn Malik pose separately for photos but do not (sorry, One Direction dreamers) take the stage.

The man who has brought this annual event together for four decades now is Clive Davis, the legendary 83-year-old record mogul and raconteur. And he did, as he does every year, take care to point out the many friends and artists in the room – a black-tie tangle of EGOTs, industry icons, and tech billionaires – and describe their accomplishments. Those introductions can make for a very extended evening, but they’re actually just interstitials for the performances, which this year included Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana paying tribute to David Bowie with a standout “Man Who Sold the World”; Earth, Wind and Fire running down funk classics like “September” and “Shining Star” in honor of late leader Maurice White; Carly Simon cooing “You’re So Vain”; Melissa Etheridge honoring the Eagles’ Glenn Frey with a husky “Take It to the Limit”; and a grinning Barry Manilow, recently recovered from an undisclosed health scare, singing duet with the videotaped ghost of Judy Garland on “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart.” Before the end of the evening, the crowd would get Fetty’s “Trap Queen” too, plus performances from Best New Artist nominee Tori Kelly and Andra Day, who is up tonight for Best R&B Album, and a reprise Bowie finale with Adam Lambert and Jack Antonoff strutting through “Let’s Dance.”

For full article and a video link:

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/15/grammys-2016-clive-davis

Exclusive Preview From Clive Davis of the Widely Anticipated Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston Albums

Clive will be presenting both the Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston albums exclusive to Grammy members in Los Angeles this Sunday.

October 12th 2014
4:30pm
The Grammy Museum
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Please attend if you are one.

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The Queen of Soul reinterprets classic songs from other great female singers. The album is to be released on October 21, 2014. Timeless songs such as Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Barbra Streisand’s “People” and Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman,” as well as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” are included. Co-producer of Diva Classics and Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music, Clive Davis will preview select tracks as well as discuss the making of the album with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. Mr. Davis will also preview the upcoming Whitney Houston DVD/CD release, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released on November 10, 2014. The six-time GRAMMY-winner’s first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career.

http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/an-exclusive-preview-from-clive-davis-on-the-forthcoming-aretha-franklin-and-whitney-houston-albums

Clive will be presenting both the Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston albums exclusive to Grammy members in Los Angeles this Sunday.October 12th 2014
4:30pm
The Grammy Museum
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The Queen of Soul reinterprets classic songs from other great female singers. The album is to be released on October 21, 2014. Timeless songs such as Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Barbra Streisand’s “People” and Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman,” as well as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” are included. Co-producer of Diva Classics and Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music, Clive Davis will preview select tracks as well as discuss the making of the album with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. Mr. Davis will also preview the upcoming Whitney Houston DVD/CD release, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released on November 10, 2014. The six-time GRAMMY-winner’s first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career.

http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/an-exclusive-preview-from-clive-davis-on-the-forthcoming-aretha-franklin-and-whitney-houston-albums

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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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