Pierre named president Bad Boy Records


NEW YORK -- Harve Pierre, former executive vp, gm and vp of A&R of Bad Boy Records, has been named president of the label.

Pierre, who joined Bad Boy upon its inception in 1993 as an intern, will now oversee the finance, creative, promotional, marketing, A&R, international and sales divisions of the label.

In addition, he will start to work on his Crazy Joint imprint, to be distributed by Bad Boy/Atlantic Records beginning in May 2008.

"Harve's promotion to president is well deserved," says Sean "P. Diddy" Combs via 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 worked closely with dozens of artists, including P. Diddy, Notorious B.I.G., SWV, Faith Evans, Cheri Dennis, Method Man, Cassie, Danity Kane, Yung Joc, Elephant Man and many more. He has served as Executive Producer on 50 Bad Boy albums along with taking other creative credits that include vocal and music producer, video director and songwriter.