1. Future, DJ Khaled & More Rock EpicFest in Los Angeles

    June 26, 2016 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The second annual talent showcase/picnic took over Sony Studios for BET Week. One of the hottest tickets during BET Week was the second annual EpicFest at Los Angeles’ Sony Studios on Saturday (June 25). Among the performers who commanded the stage ...

  2. Wiz Khalifa Reveals More Details On 'Rolling Papers 2' and More Inside Scoop

    June 23, 2016 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa: Still Rolling 'Rolling Papers 2' Wiz Khalifa  dropped a new track, "More and More" from his hotly anticipated new album Rolling Papers 2 , but in an exclusive interview with  Billboard he said that he's still wo ...

  3. L.A. Reid on Fifth Harmony: 'They've Become the Biggest Girl Band in the World'

    May 05, 2016 11:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Fifth Harmony, Epic chairman/CEO Reid and Simon Cowell put together the first girl group to score a top 10 Hot 100 hit in nearly a decade. Now, he describes the evolution of his strategy with the band. You were an X Factor judge when world firs ...

  4. DJ Khaled's We The Best Music Group Signs Deal With Epic Records

    April 11, 2016 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Khaled and his We The Best Music Group have signed an exclusive deal with Epic Records, reuniting the record producer/executive with label Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid . Founded in 2006, We The Best Music Group is Khaled's own label, studio an ...

  5. Rick Ross Speaks on Leaving Def Jam to Sign With Epic Records (Exclusive)

    January 28, 2016 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A decade ago, the landscape looked familiar: L.A. Reid was Chairman/CEO of a legendary music company, Jay Z was in charge of his own roster of artists and Rick Ross was hungry for a new record deal. But in January 2006, Reid's company was Islan ...

  6. Inside Janet Jackson's Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the 'Aging Diva' Stereotype

    July 23, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ageism? hardly. With tour tickets selling briskly and a new album bringing major buzz, the 49-year-old bucks the trend. Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare ...

  7. Midem 2015: L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' 'The Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

    June 06, 2015 12:34 PM EDT 1.062 k 291 1 Epic chief L.A. Reid, whose regime at the label is on a hot streak after a bumpy start, did not mince words about his two-season stint as a judge on The X Factor from 2011-2012. "It's the worst thing I've ever done," Reid ...

  8. Top Executive: Epic Records' L.A. Reid on Tidal, Meghan Trainor's Winning Streak and Mariah Carey's Return

    May 18, 2015 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Antonio "L.A." Reid has been perched atop the label food chain for more than 25 years, so it's not entirely surprising the music industry vet has succession on the brain. The only problem: "I can't find enough people who wan ...

  9. It's Official: Mariah Carey Signs with Epic Records

    March 12, 2015 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The singer returns to the Sony fold and reunites with Antonio "L.A." Reid. The ink is dry on Mariah Carey 's new recording contract with Epic Records, a spokesperson for the Sony label confirms. As first reported by Billboard on Jan. ...

  10. Breyon Prescott Heads Urban A&R at Epic

    February 26, 2015 10:40 PM EST Music industry veteran Breyon Prescott has joined Epic Records as head of urban A&R. In addition to developing new and existing talent, Prescott will house his Chameleon Entertainment imprint at Epic. Prescott is among the executive producer ...

  11. L.A. Reid Talks A&R Eye, Usher's 'Steel Eyes' and Sean Combs' Work Ethic

    December 26, 2014 10:21 AM EST "I like black music being the leader. I like that blues is the root of... music." Former X Factor mentor and current Epic Records CEO and president L.A. Reid sat down with NewsOne for a short series of interviews about the principals tha ...

  12. Are Changes Coming to Sony and What Will They Mean for Artists Like Barbra Streisand and Adele?

    September 19, 2014 11:33 AM EDT As the Sony CEO's contract winds down, and insiders mull future leadership at the house of Adele, Barbra, Bruce and Miley, the "don't fix what's not broken belief" gains steam. Sony Entertainment's music division, wh ...

  13. Revolt Music Conference Announces First Speakers, Including L.A. Reid, Russell Simmons (Exclusive)

    July 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs' upcoming Revolt Music Conference just got some added star power. ‎CEO of All Def Digital and co-founder of Def Jam Russell Simmons will be making a a keynote speech, with appearances from many more of the industry's most nota ...

  14. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Returns To Hot 100; Legend Lands 50th Hit

    May 28, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A week after becoming the first artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in five different decades (and six including his work with the Jackson 5 ), as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake zoomed 22-9, Michael Ja ...

  15. L.A. Reid Says 'Really Special' Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson Collab is Coming

    May 14, 2014 9:40 PM EDT .412 k 0 Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid says a collaboration with Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson is likely coming.  And he should know, as the man behind Michael Jackson’s new ‘Xscape’ album and who signed Bieber to Island Records in 2009 ...

  16. Big Boi Announces New Record Deal with Epic Records

    May 10, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Big Boi is back in a big way indeed, and not just for his string of Outkast reunion tour dates this summer: the Atlanta-raised rapper has announced a new deal with Epic Records for his next solo record. "I'm back with [Antonio] L.A. Reid ...

  17. Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic

    March 19, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Epic Records. The appointment comes a year after Rhone launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label. Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Ant ...

  18. Demi Lovato Leaving 'X Factor’

    December 19, 2013 3:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor, the reality show she's served as a judge on for the past two seasons, series creator Simon Cowell confirmed Wednesday night. "I always knew she wasn't coming back because she's touring, so I k ...

  19. Epic Records Names Shalik Berry VP of A&R

    September 20, 2013 9:32 PM EDT Shalik Berry has joined Epic as VP of A&R, Billboard has learned. In his new role, the Los Angeles-based Berry will focus on urban music and report to Epic chairman/CEO L.A. Reid. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid Berry is c ...

  20. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Usher, 2 Chainz, Noah "40" Shebib, Sony/ATV Top Winners At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 2 Chainz and producer Noah "40" Shebib shared songwriter of the year honors and Sony/ATV was named publisher of the year at ASCAP¹s 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony, held last evening (June 27) at the Beverly Hi ...

  21. L.A. Reid's NYC Apartment Listed for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:58 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. bui ...

  22. L.A. Reid's Manhattan Apartment on the Market for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:54 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. build ...

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  24. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  25. Report: Simon Cowell Wants Britney Spears Out of 'X Factor'

    December 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn&# ...

  26. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn ...

  27. Morning Fix: Gee Roberson's New Label; BMG Gets Rosetta Catalog; Wiesenthal to WMG

    December 21, 2012 8:54 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's FREE Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HERE EXCLUSIVE: GEE ROBERSON FORMS NEW LABEL, BLUEPRINT, THROUGH INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to ...

  28. Tate Stevens Wins 'The X Factor' and $5 Million Contract

    December 20, 2012 10:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Singer Tops Carly Rose Sonenclar: "This is the best day of my life" In recent weeks, the balance of power on "The X Factor" shifted, moving from country hopeful Tate Stevens to budding teen star Carly Rose Sonenclar. On T ...

  29. 'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

    December 20, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 During the final four episode of "The X Factor," girl group Fifth Harmony performed "Anything Could Happen," an Ellie Goulding song that preaches spontaneity and the idea that, well, anything could and sometimes will happen. The ...

  30. Demi Lovato Vows to Work with Fifth Harmony Post-'X Factor'

    December 17, 2012 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 "The X Factor" has set a lineup of duets for its final episodes this week, with Tate Stevens singing with Little Big Town , Carly Rose Sonenclar hooking up with LeAnn Rimes and girl group Fifth Harmony joining forces with one of the mentor ...

  31. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprud ...

  32. Britney Spears 'Definitely' Returning to 'The X Factor'

    November 06, 2012 8:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Baby, one more time? That's the message from Britney Spears , who told an interviewer at a red carpet event for "The X Factor" that she'll be returning to the show next season. "Yes, I definitely will," she said. Spears ...

  33. Is L.A. Reid Looking to Sign Macklemore to Epic Records?

    November 05, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Hours after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ' "The Heist" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid was on a plane to Montana to catch the rappers' show. Is the music industry veteran and &quo ...

  34. Is L.A. Reid Looking to Sign Macklemore to Epic Records?

    November 05, 2012 2:05 PM EST Hours after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid was on a plane to Montana to catch the rappers' show. Is the music industry veteran and & ...

  35. Scott Seviour Named Epic Records' EVP Marketing and Artist Development

    November 02, 2012 11:04 AM EDT Epic Records has named Scott Seviourexecutive vice president of marketing and artist development. In his new role, based out of Sony Music's New York headquarters, Seviour will oversee all of Epic's marketing efforts as well as brand par ...

  36. L.A. Reid Hopes Britney, Demi Stick Around on 'X Factor'

    October 31, 2012 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch a Q&A With Reid and Demi Lovato on what surprised them about fellow judges Britney Spears and Simon Cowell. Have you ever wondered what the "X-Factor" judges think of themselves when looking out at competitive reality talent show ...

  37. Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid of X-Factor | One-on-One Interview from Film/TV Conf.

    Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid of X-Factor | One-on-One Interview from Film/TV Conf.

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  38. Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid | Film and TV X-Factor Panel - Part 2 of 3

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  39. Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid | Film and TV X-Factor Panel - Part 3 of 3

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  40. Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid | Film and TV X-Factor Panel - Part 1 of 3

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  41. L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato Needle Simon Cowell, Challenge Artists: 'You'd Better Be Great in First 30 Seconds'

    October 25, 2012 5:01 PM EDT L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato on stage during their Q&A with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde (right). (Photo: Arnold Turner) Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde opened today's Q&A with "X Factor" judges L.A. Reid and ...

  42. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted the ...

  43. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted t ...

  44. David Chase To Screen 'Not Fade Away' at Billboard THR Hollywood Film & TV Music Conference

    October 04, 2012 9:55 AM EDT David Chase's directorial debut, "Not Fade Away," will be screened as part of the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 23. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conferen ...

  45. Britney Spears Crushes Old Duet Partner in 'X Factor' Debut

    September 13, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Offers Breathless Critiques Throughout Premiere: "You need a new teacher. To teach you how to sing" Britney Spears got down to business in her "X Factor" debut Wednesday night, dispensing blunt-but-fair rulings on some sin ...

  46. Made In America: Did it Work?

    September 11, 2012 11:36 AM EDT The "Made In America: Did It Work?" story below examines the festival's attendance, sponsors, partnerships, marketing, bookings and branding towards determining if the eventwas a success or not and is from this week's edition o ...

  47. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  48. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  49. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  50. Simon Cowell: NBC Pitting 'The Voice' vs. 'X Factor' Is 'Mean Spirited'

    September 06, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the second season premiere of his Fox series "The X Factor" just a week away, Simon Cowell had a lot to say about the show's competition, "The Voice." NBC's reality competition series will be airing at the same tim ...

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