Jimmy Iovine

Music Executive
Born Mar 11, 1953

James "Jimmy" Iovine is an American music producer, entrepreneur and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M.

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1953 Birth Born on March 11, 1953.


1972 19 Years Old James Iovine was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, Iovine was introduced to music production after he met a songwriter who got him a job cleaning a recording studio. He began working as a studio professional around 1972. … Read More


1973 20 Years Old By 1973, Iovine was on staff at the New York studio the Record Plant, where he worked on Springsteen's Born to Run and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell albums.
1978 25 Years Old He came to prominence via his work on the 1978 Patti Smith album Easter, which included her Top 40 hit "Because the Night". … Read More


1984 31 Years Old Iovine was also responsible for supervising the music used in the 1984 romance film, Sixteen Candles and 1989 drama film, Scrooged.
1990 37 Years Old In 1990, Iovine co-founded Interscope Records, which became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger in 1999.
1992 39 Years Old Iovine signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first Hip Hop acts on the Interscope label in 1992. … Read More


2002 49 Years Old In 2002, Iovine co-produced the Academy Award-winning Eminem movie, 8 Mile, which opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross more than $240 million worldwide. … Read More


2005 52 Years Old In 2005, Iovine made a guest appearance as himself on "Don't Make Me Over", an episode of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy.
2011 58 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2011 to 2013, Iovine was a mentor on Fox's American Idol. … Read More


Iovine stopped working with the show in mid-2013.
2014 61 Years Old Iovine was married 24 years to model and writer Vicki Iovine before divorcing; the couple have four children, In 2014 he started dating Liberty Ross. They got married in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine's Day, 2016, with friends and family in attendance.
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