Beloved music mogul Clive Davis is to step down as the CEO of the Sony BMG Music Group to mentor the label’s biggest names.
Davis, 76, will be replaced by Barry Weiss, who currently heads Sony’s Zomba Label Group.
In 50-plus years, Davis has become one of the most revered men in music – as well as founding Arista Records and J Records, the Hall of Fame mogul is also largely responsible for the careers of Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston.
He is currently working with Houston on her comeback album.
And he’s still at the top of his game – his latest signing, Leona Lewis, has topped the charts in over 20 countries with her debut single Bleeding Love, and the singer became the first British female solo artist in history to debut at number one in the US album charts on Wednesday.
She followed that feat by toppling Mariah Carey from number one on the US singles countdown on Thursday – and scoring a rare chart double.
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