I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing. She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness. -Clive
Friday November 3rd, 2017
Courtesy of Good Morning America
Originally appeared on Nov 1st, 2017.
Jay-Z to Be Honored as Industry Icon at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala
Jay-Z will be honored by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy at the annual Pre-Grammy Gala (a.k.a. “The Clive Party”) on Jan. 27, 2018. The 21-time Grammy winner and entrepreneur will be recognized as the 2018 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree for his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors.
Past recipients of the honor include Davis himself, A&M Records founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, veteran manager Irving Azoff, Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman/CEO Martin Bandier, Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson, Atlantic Records cofounder Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, BET CEO Debra L. Lee, Sony Music Entertainment chairman Doug Morris, longtime Warner Bros. Records CEO Mo Ostin and former Epic Records CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid.