Clive Davis is known as one of the supermogul music executives as he has played an integral part in the careers of numerous musical superstars. As the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment he currently helps manage the musical careers of Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana and Jennifer Hudson and these musical superstars represent a very small number of his impressive clientele. Clive Davis is also lionized within the music industry for his role in helping bring Whitney Houston to the music spotlight. However, Clive Davis also is known for his ability to throw the most memorable pre-Grammy parties in the record industry. His parties are so great that every year his party is one of the most desired invitations one can receive and has celebrities hoping to get an invitation because people within the industry known that being a celebrity is no guarantee that you will receive an invitation.
People ask why is an invitation to a Clive Davis party, in particular his pre-Grammy party so desired. A Clive Davis party provides one access to some of the greatest musical performances one will likely ever see as superstars perform for their peers.
Clive Davis will pair artists that often provide exceptional performances that no one could imagine and this year was no exception. Not many record executives could get Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly performing a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela or have three of the most popular musical entertainers in music, Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrel Williams perform their hit single "Blurred Lines".
A Clive Davis party is one way for a Hollywood musical entertainer or celebrity to know if they are 'hot' and if they are thought of as someone who is going to be a superstar or is a superstar because his pre-Grammy parties are considered by many to be as good or better than any party one might attend for the rest of the year.