Music Producer | Music Executive
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Antonio Marquis “L.A.” Reid is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author and former television music competition judge. He has served as the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, the president and CEO of Arista Records, and the chairman and CEO of the Island Def Jam Music Group. Reid was the founder and CEO of Hitco Music Publishing and the co-founder of LaFace Records. He’s also a three-time GRAMMY winner, picking up awards as a songwriter for songs such as Boyz II Men’s “End Of The Road.”
Over the course of his career he has worked with artists including Fifth Harmony, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, 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, 21 Savage, Young Jeezy, Ciara, Zara Larsson, Jidenna, Jennifer Lopez, Future, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and The Jacksons.
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.
One of the major projects that Reid embarked on following his stint on The X Factor, was the remaking of Michael Jackson songs after his death, with the May 13, 2014 release of the album XScape.
In 2016, Reid published the New York Times bestselling memoir Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next. Currently Reid is developing cross-platform, multimedia content.