BET CEO Debra Lee Is First Woman to Win Recording Academy Industry Icon Award—And She “Won’t Be the Last”

Who brought music industry legends Joni Mitchell, Clive Davis, Neil Diamond, Quincy Jones, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Russell Simmons; rising stars such as Chance the Rapper and Lorde; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas; and a slew of Kardashians to the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Feb. 11?

BET CEO Debra L. Lee.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Debra Lee and Stephen Hill attend BET's Pre-Grammy Brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel on February 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Debra Lee and Stephen Hill attend BET’s Pre-Grammy Brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel on February 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

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Clive Davis Visits MTV; Shares Professional, Personal Story

by Samantha Vance, Viacom

Photo by Scott Gries

Clive Davis, American music executive and record producer is credited with the discovery and cultivation of countless musicians, having signed iconic artists from Bruce Springsteen and Janis Joplin to Barry Manilow and Whitney Houston.  As part of MTV’s Pioneer Speaker Series, Davis sat down with a room of the network’s employees to discuss his new book, “ The Soundtrack of My Life,” an honest depiction of several of his famous clients, the ups and downs of his career, pitfalls from the past as well as his personal story. Read More