Jimmy Iovine Bio, Age, Wife, Liberty Ross, House, Dr Dre, Networth

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Jimmy Iovine Biography

Jimmy Iovine (James) is an American record producer and the co-founder of Interscope Records. Iovine and rapper-producer Dr. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2006.

In May 2014, Apple Inc. purchased Dr. Dre’s now-defunct music streaming service and his audio products, which were produced by him, for $3 billion.

Jimmy Iovine Age

Iovine was born on 11 March, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. He is 66 years old as of 2019.

Jimmy Iovine Family

Iovine was born to an Italian working-class family. He was born to a secretary mother and Vincent “Jimmy” James who worked in the docks as a longshoreman. His father’s death and love for Christmas inspired him to record A Very Special Christmas in 1985.

Iovine schooled at Catholic school in Brooklyn. He then graduated from the since-closed Bishop Ford Central Catholic HS and then went on to attend New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was a college dropout at 19 years old.

A songwriter introduced Iovine to music production and got him a job cleaning a recording studio, and he began working as a studio professional around 1972. Since he started his career, Jimmy has taken part in production of more than 250 albums.

Stevie Nicks Jimmy Iovine | Stevie Nicks

He entered into a relationship with singer Stevie Nicks while producing her album Bella Donna. The couple then split in 1982. Stevie had written the song “Straight Back”, which was included in the Fleetwood Mac album Mirage, about him.

To Nicks, Jimmy was an inspiration for one of her signature songs, Edge of Seventeen and according to her his despondence from the death of his good friend John Lennon overwhelmed Nicks. This finally led to the end of their relationship.

 Jimmy Iovine Wife

For 24 years, Iovine was married to writer, lawyer, and model Vicki Iovine. Iovine and Vicki have four children together.

Jimmy Iovine Liberty Ross

Iovine started dating model and actress Liberty Ross in 2014. Their friends and family attended the couple’s wedding in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine’s Day, 2016. Sean Combs (P.Diddy) remarked on the wedding saying it was “the blackest wedding with a Rabbi [he had] ever seen!”

Jimmy Iovine Son | Jimmy Children

Iovine has two daughters and two sons with previous wife Vicki; Jade Iovine, Jeremy Iovine, Jessica Iovine, and James Iovine.

Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine

Iovine co-founded Interscope Records in 1990. In 1999, he became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger.

He was responsible for providing distribution, initial funding and financial oversight for the highly successful Death Row Records hip-hop label in the 1990s.

The label operated as a subsidiary of his company Interscope, and was also largely responsible for Inters cope’s initial platinum selling chart successes throughout the 1990s, later launching the company into greater success in the 2000s with platinum artists like Eminem and 50 Cent.

Jimmy Iovine Tupac

In 1991, Jimmy then signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first hip-hop acts on the Interscope label.

Dr Dre Jimmy Iovine | Dr Dre | Jimmy Iovine Dr Dre

Iovine teamed up with Dr. Dre to co-found Beats By Dr. Dre, a headphones brand in 2008 and by 2012, it had captured 20 percent market share of the headphones industry. Jimmy announced the expansion of the Beats brand into the online digital music world with Daisy, a new service slated to launch in late 2013.

People said that Ian Rogers, a former Topspin Media executive, and Trent Reznor, the frontman of Nine Inch Nails, were involved.

Jimmy Iovine Apple

Apple Inc. announced the acquisition of Beats Electronic on May 28, 2014. Iovine was the hired to assume an undisclosed position at Apple where he helped in the creation of Apple Music.

Jimmy Iovine American Idol

He was a mentor on Fox’s American Idol from 2011 to 2013 and his protégés—Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Candice Glover—release their music through Interscope. He stopped working with the show in mid-2013.

Jimmy Iovine HBO

HBO ran a four-part documentary about Jimmy Iovine’s relationship with Dr. Dre and other musicians titled The Defiant Ones in July 2017.

Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy

With Dr. Dre, James donated a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California to create the USC James and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy’s first class began in September 2014 with 31 students.

Jimmy Contact

iovine-young@usc.edu or call (213) 821-6140.

Jimmy Iovine Net Worth | Worth | How Much Is Worth?

Iovine has an estimated net worth of $800 million.

Jimmy Iovine Quotes

  1. “If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway?”
  2. “I’ve always been interested in where technology and creativity meet.”
  3. “Success comes from standing out, not fitting in.”
  4. “A hit record is like a movie, it has to have a great script.”
  5. “The biggest mistake you can make is to accept the norms of your time.”
  6. “You have to put yourself in a position to be lucky.”

Jimmy Iovine House

Iovine purchased a Malibu Mansion owned by television producer Marcy Carsey in a secret, off-market deal in 2015. He reportedly bought it for $60 million.

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