Antonio La Reid
Antonio La Reid Biography
Antonio "L.A." Reid (June 7, 1956– ) is the co-founder of LaFace Records. He and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds were responsible for helping bring TLC, Usher, Ciara, Outkast, Dido, Avril Lavigne and Pink to multi-platinum album sells. He was once appointed president of Arista Records from 2000 to 2004. He soon was appointed as Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group. As chairman of Island Def Jam, Reid is responsible for bringing R&B group 112, and rapper Young Jeezy. He is also responsible for appointing rapper Jay-Z as president of Def Jam and Def Soul Records, and guiding singer Mariah Carey's comeback with her 2005 hit album, The Emancipation of Mimi.