LA Reid

Producer/Songwriter/Record Executive Born Antonio Reid, this future music executive began his career as member of ’80s band The Deele, which was known for the hit single “Two Occasions.” After the group disbanded, Reid and fellow member Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds founded LaFace Records, a joint venture with Arista. The label would become a top destination for music that could appeal to both urban and Top 40 fans. LaFace signed chart-topping acts like Usher, TLC, OutKast and Toni Braxton. After selling his share of the company to BMG, the Cincinnati-raised producer replaced Clive Davis as the president of Arista. In 2004, after being released from his Arista contract, Reid became the Chairman and CEO of the Island Def Jam Music Group. Currently, he is the Chairman/CEO of the Epic Label Group.

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