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Tommy Mottola

Music Executive
Male
Born Jul 1, 1948

Thomas Daniel "Tommy" Mottola is an American music executive, co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group. He is the ex-husband of Mariah Carey and is married to Mexican singer Thalía. He headed Sony Music Entertainment, parent of the Columbia label, for nearly 15 years. Apart from his experience in managing music outfits, Mottola is known as a mentor and former talent manager.… Read More

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  • Music Industry Veteran Humbled By Broadway
    Wall Street Journal - Nov 17, 2016
  • Music Industry Veteran Humbled By Broadway
    Wall Street Journal - Nov 16, 2016
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    Ben Weinman And The Business Of Responsible Creativity
    Huffington Post - Jun 10, 2016
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    Kid Creole's Alter Ego Mounts A Ny Musical
    Huffington Post - May 24, 2016

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on July 14, 1949.

TWENTIES

1971 21 Years Old Mottola has been married three times. He married his first wife, Lisa Clark, daughter of ABC Records head Sam Clark in 1971, converting to Judaism to do so. The couple divorced in 1990, after having two children.
1975 25 Years Old Hall and Oates' song "Gino (The Manager)" from the duo's 1975 album Daryl Hall & John Oates was written about Mottola. … Read More
1976 26 Years Old Mottola is the protagonist of the first verse of the 1976 song "Cherchez La Femme" by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.

FORTIES

1993 43 Years Old On June 5, 1993, Mottola married his second wife, Mariah Carey; they announced their separation on May 30, 1997 and later divorced.

FIFTIES

1999 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Mariah Carey wrote a song called Petals on her 1999 album Rainbow and the song talks about her marriage with Mottola.
2000 51 Years Old He married his third wife, Mexican telenovela star and recording artist Thalía, on December 2, 2000. … Read More
2002 53 Years Old Mentioned by 50 Cent in the song "Fuck You" from his 2002 album Guess Who's Back?, " Tommy Mottola ain't shootin' out in the 'hood with me." … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 60 Years Old Mentioned by Eminem during a promotional freestyle for Relapse on BET's Rap City in 2009: "I'm Tommy Mottola, Mariah, don't stop me I'm on a roll". … Read More
2013 64 Years Old Mottola published a book titled "Hitmaker" in January 2013, written with Cal Fussman. … Read More
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