Iovine also heads up Beats by Dr. Dre, the enormously successful high-performance headphone and sound transmission company he co-founded with legendary artist and fellow producer Dr. Dre in January 2008.
After beginning his career in the mid-1970s as a recording engineer for artists such as John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, he then made the transition to producer working with such talent as U2, Dire Straits, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Patti Smith.
Iovine co-produced the hit films 8 Mile starring Eminem and Get Rich or Die Tryin' with 50 Cent as well as two consecutive Super Bowl Halftime Shows: one in 2002 featuring U2, and the other in 2003 featuring Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting. Additionally, he executive-produced the critically acclaimed LeBron James documentary More Than A Game.
He lives in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Iovine Facts
|Birth Name||James Iovine|
|Birthday||November 3, 1953 (63)|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|50 Cent: Rap Star|
|Get Rich or Die Tryin'|
|More Than A Game|
|American Idol: The Search For A Superstar|
|Stevie Nicks in Concert|