Appointed Chairman Emeritus at Verve Records
Records first album with Diana Krall, Only Trust Your Heart
Produces Natalie Cole's Unforgettable… With Love
Wins first of five Grammy Awards for George Benson's "The Masquerade"
Scores first charting single as producer with The O'Jays "Lipstick Traces."
Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, named their new arts studies center the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in 2012.