NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bad Boy Records has named longtime exec Harve Pierre as the new president of the label.
Pierre has been with the label since it was founded by Sean "Diddy (is that what he's going by today?)" Combs in 1993. Starting as an intern, he's worked his way up, most recently serving in the role of Executive Vice President/General Manager/Vice President of A&R. His new portfolio will include A&R, promotions, marketing and sales at the label.
Pierre has worked closely with dozens of artists, among them P Diddy, Notorious B.I.G., SWV, Faith Evans, Cheri Dennis, Total, Mario Winans, The Lox, 112, Shyne, Method Man, Boyz N Da Hood, B5, Cassie, Danity Kane, Yung Joc, Tyrese, Black Rob, Gorilla Zoe, Elephant Man, New Edition, and many more. He has served as Executive Producer on 50 Bad Boy albums, plus 5 projects during a 2-year stint with RCA Records.
"Harve's promotion to President is well deserved," said Combs in a statement. "He has been with Bad Boy since the beginning and has worked hard to learn all aspects of the business. He has always been an important part of the A&R process and it is only fitting that Bad Boy would house his imprint, Crazy Joint. I look forward to Harve's continued success."
Pierre has also started building his Crazy Joint imprint, to be distributed by Bad Boy/Atlantic Records beginning in May 2008. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers