L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid

 

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Antonio M. "L.A." Reid (born June 7, 1956) is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author and former television music competition judge. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.[1][2]

Reid's business acumen has helped to bring numerous music acts to multi-platinum sales, including Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Boyz II Men, Outkast, Toni Braxton, TLC, Mariah Carey, Avril Lavigne, Paula Abdul, Pink, Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, Rihanna, Kanye West, Usher, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, Ciara, Fifth Harmony, Zara Larsson and Jidenna.

Reid is also the CEO of Hitco Music Publishing, based in New York, and was the chairman and CEO of the Island Def Jam Music Group for six years until his move to Epic in 2011.

He appeared as a judge on the first two seasons of the U.S. version of the television show The X Factor, but in December 2012 announced he would not be back for the show's third season, saying he wanted to focus on his leadership at Epic Records.[3][4][5]

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Boyz II Men
 
Boomerang
 
The Boomerang soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1992 film Boomerang.
After 7
 
After 7 is the self-titled debut album by After 7.

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