Barry Weiss

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Birthday
11, 1959
Birthplace
Demarest, NJ
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthplace
Demarest, NJ

About

Executive, chairman, and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records.

Before Fame

He attended Cornell University, where he was a member of Sigma Pi. He was hired by Tom McCartney of Jive Records in 1981.

Trivia

He became Chairman of BMG Label Group in 2008, replacing Clive Davis. The company was renamed RCA/Jive Label Group under his watch.

Family Life

He was born in New York but raised in New Jersey. His father was music entrepreneur Hy Weiss, who played an important role in rock 'n' roll and Doo Wop music.

Associated With

He played a pivotal role in the careers of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.