Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday. I cannot relate to the number when I see it, as I believe you’re only as old as the people you surround yourself with. My children, grandchildren, friends, music business colleagues and contemporary projects keep me young.
Tune in tonight to our Aretha celebration. It’s a must watch as @Variety raves: “Nothing can live up to the deeply inimitable texture of Aretha’s own voice, as the occasional vintage clips of her make clear — not even the power and skill of a LaBelle or Adams — but this “Grammy Celebration” is the best testimony and simulacrum that mortal voices could accomplish.” on @cbstv #aretha #arethafranklin #grammys #grammysaretha
“Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure. This unique concert — featuring many of today's greatest artists — will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent” -Clive. "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" will be hosted by @tylerperry and is presented together with The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS. Presale tickets for this live concert at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on January 13th will go on sale Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. PST (use code Aretha), with general tickets going on sale Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. PST via AXS.com.
I'm very excited about the 3-day Grand Opening celebration of the home of the new Clive Davis Arts Center, the Bedford Playhouse, next weekend (9/29) in beautiful Bedford NY. I will be headlining the big Saturday night party by having a Q&A with legendary musician Paul Shaffer. Get your tickets today and join me there: bedfordplayhouse.org
This Thursday in Los Angeles, I will present the Clive Davis Legend In Songwriting Award to TWO contemporary legends, @itsbennyblanco and @mikewillmadeit, at Songs Of Hope benefitting @cityofhope. @sza, @wickedschwartz and @james_newtonhoward will also be honored - cityofhope.org/Music/Songs
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
Thank you all whom have shared public and private birthday wishes to me. Yes, today is a very Happy Birthday for me. Here is a photo of me in my youth surrounded by my loving parents and family.
Remembering Whitney, our national treasure.
The golden couple of #Grammy weekend and my heart. Congratulations to @therealswizzz on your @recordingacademy Producers & Engineers Wing honor. And to you @aliciakeys on the same honor and for your show stopping performance at my #pregrammygala in tribute Jay-Z. #swizzbeatz #aliciakeys #jayz #clivedavis #grammys
Some of my favorite shots from a #pregrammygala for the ages. 📷 @elliotlondonofficial . . . . #jayz #aliciakeys @jenniferhudson #tinafey #migos #gladysknight #luisfonsi #katiekouric #grammys #clivedavis
The ever so talented Jennifer Hudson closing out the evening with some Aretha Franklin classics. What a voice! What a night. Till next year! 📸: @mariokristian_ #pregrammygala
What an honor to present Jay-Z with the Industry Icons Award. 📸: @mariokristian_ #pregrammygala
Alicia Keys performed a medley of Jay-Z classics and blew the crowd away. 📸: @mariokristian_ #pregrammygala