Clive Davis is the person in the music industry everyone looks up to. They call him “the man with the golden ears”, because of his contribution to music, 5 Grammys, and finding the biggest artist music has ever known, like Whitney Houston.
Davis is currently doing his rounds on the media circuit to promote a new memoir he put out about the music industry and his trial and tribulations along the way. It’s called The Soundtrack Of My Life and covers very personal relationship issues including his bi-sexuality, as well as, his run-ins and business dealings with some of music’s biggest names.
One major pop artist has a major bone to pick with Davis. Kelly Clarkson says he was very wrong in the way he portrayed several things about her and them working together, which was highly offensive to her. Clarkson called Davis “a musical hero” on her WhoSay page, but said Clive was “spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans.”
One incident she pointed out was his saying she was hysterically crying over the song Since You Been Gone when he demanded it be on my album. Clarkson responded, “I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called “Because Of You.” I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a “sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.” He continued on about how the song didn’t rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing.”
Clarkson said she was also very offended that he said her album My December wasn’t successful because she wrote most of it, in his memoir. She defended herself by saying “I’ve co-penned many of my “pop hits. Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure.”
It seems that Clarkson isn’t such a fan of Davis as she was when she was younger. She did finish her blog by saying that she loves her job, music, and fans and even grateful for what Davis has taught her in her career.
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