1. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday ...

  2. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  3. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  4. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a ...

  5. What's L.A. Reid's Track Record at 'X Factor'?

    December 13, 2012 9:25 PM EST With just a week left until the second season of "X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a television show. It's not an impru ...

  6. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, &quo ...

  7. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  8. Vevo Announces Six New Original Series in Its First Upfront; Also Features John Legend, LA Reid, More

    April 25, 2012 4:41 PM EDT At Vevo's "NewFront" Wednesday, Left to right: Vevo's David Kohl, John Legend, Vevo's Rio Caraeff and Michael Cerda (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images/WireImage) NEW YORK -- Upfronts -- the annual presentations at which ...

  9. Death Grips Talk Epic Record Deal & New Music

    April 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When noise-rap trio Death Grips informally met with Epic Records executives Antonio "L.A." Reid, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Angelica Cob-Baehler in October 2011, it didn't expect to leave the meeting signed to the labe ...

  10. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  11. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  12. The Band Perry: No Overnight Success

    February 28, 2012 2:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Hitmakers Talk Breakout Year, Sibling Dynamic on Road & Plans for Next Album Last week, The Band Perry performed at the Ryman Auditorium to a sold out crowd during the Country Radio Seminar. Just one year prior, the trio had just deliver ...

  13. Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives Pour In

    February 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Russell Simmo ...

  14. 'X Factor' Exorcism: Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger Out

    January 31, 2012 1:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Host Steve Jones Also Axed From Simon Cowell's Music Reality Show The "X Factor" news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting and fin ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 26, 2012 11:56 PM EST No. 37 Antonio "L.A." Reid Chairman/CEO Epic Records Twitter: @LA_Reid The Real X-Factor... When "The X Factor" was whittling down its contestants in late fall, Antonio "L.A." Reid's dressing room became much mor ...

  16. Melanie Amaro, 'X Factor' Winner, Inks Epic Records Deal

    January 03, 2012 2:33 PM EST Melanie Amaro, the winner of the first season of "The X Factor," has been signed by Epic Records. "X Factor" judge Antonio "L.A." Reid is chairman and CEO of the label, and said in a statement Tuesday, "I joined ...

  17. The Band Perry, 2011 CMA Song of the Year Winners, On Having a Cross-Over Hit

    November 10, 2011 8:45 AM EST Backstage at the 45th Annual CMA Awards, The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry said she and her brothers Neil and Reid are happy to be taking their favorite music beyond the format's borders with their award-winning hit "If I Die Young.&q ...

  18. The Band Perry 'So Honored' With CMA Wins, Crossover Success

    November 10, 2011 1:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Backstage at the 45th Annual CMA Awards, The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry said she and her brothers Neil and Reid are happy to be taking their favorite music beyond the format's borders with their award-winning hit "If I Die Young.&quo ...

  19. The Band Perry Turns Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Country

    October 31, 2011 5:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and cover duo Karmin playing Foster The People , the Mashup Mondays post-season continues this week with The Band Perry covering countrifying Queen's " ...

  20. 'X Factor' Airtimes Revealed, 'American Idol' Returning Jan. 22

    May 16, 2011 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning this fall, the network announced Monday morning (May 16). An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Fac ...

  21. Fox Confirms L.A. Reid As 'X Factor' Judge

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Fox has confirmed that L.A. Reid will judge Simon Cowell's "X Factor." Reid resigned as chairman of Island Def Jam earlier this week. Reid is also expected to land a position at Sony Music, which houses Cowell's Syco Records, t ...

  22. Mariah's 'Memoirs' CD To Include Mini-Magazine With Ads

    August 03, 2009 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 As music sales continue to drop like they're not so hot throughout the industry, Island Def Jam Music Group is jamming on a new business model: integrating brands into artists' CD booklets. The first deal, created for the Mariah Carey rele ...

  23. IDJ Extends Deal With Disturbing Tha Peace

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors that Island Def Jam cut Disturbing Tha Peace artists Bobby Valentino, Shareefa and newcomer Steph Jones from its roster, Island Def Jam Music Group Chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid instead extended the independent l ...

  24. Together Again: Janet Jackson

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breezing past a table of talking suits, Janet Jackson makes her way to the not-entirely-private backroom of New York's Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, with her chef, Cheo, in tow. Breezing past a table of talking suits, Janet Jackson makes her way to th ...

  25. Jay-Z To Step Down As Def Jam President

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will st ...

  26. Jay-Z Steps Down As Def Jam President

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc-A-Fella, the label he co-founded in ...

  27. Kwak Promoted At Island Def Jam

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Karen Kwak has been promoted to executive VP of A&R operations for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Kwak is based in New York and will continue to directly report to Antonio "L.A." Reid, chairman of IDJMG. Most recently, Kwak serv ...

  28. Jay-Z, L.A. Reid Weigh In On Kanye/50 Sales Battle

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) having trumped 50 Cent's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope) in debut week sales, Def Jam honchos Antonio "L.A." Reid and Jay-Z are celebrating. But they acknowledge With Kany ...

  29. Jay-Z Sets Date For 'Kingdom' As Single Blows Up

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's comeback album, "Kingdom Come," has been confirmed for a Nov. 21 release date via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The video for the single "Show Me What You Got" debuts Oct. 16; the track's official radi Jay-Z's comeb ...

  30. Stevenson Promoted To Exec At IDJMG

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal includes new joint venture imprint. Rob Stevenson has been promoted to executive VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group. At the same time, he has been named president of Stolen Transmition Records, his new joint venture label imprint wi ...

  31. Teairra Mari Off To 'Good' Start

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "This is just the beginning." Singer Teairra Mari closes the liner-note thank-you list on her Def Jam Recordings debut, "Roc-a-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari" (released Aug. 2) ...

  32. Jay-Z Named Def Jam President/CEO

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z -- artist, producer and entrepreneur -- has been named president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. He will report directly to Antonio "LA" Reid, chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. Based in Jay-Z -- artist, producer and entrepre ...

  33. Jay-Z In Talks For Def Jam Presidency

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A source is denying reports that Island Def Jam is close to a deal to make rap mogul Jay-Z its president. Negotiations are ongoing, but no details have been finalized, says the source. A source is denying reports that Island Def Jam is close to a de ...

  34. Reid Confirmed As IDJ Chairman

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Antonio "L.A." Reid is back. Less than one month after losing his job atop Arista Records, Reid has been named chairman of Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam label. He replaces Lyor Cohen, who lef Antonio "L.A." Reid i ...

  35. TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live performance June 1 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. As reported yesterday, the event will be hel The two surviving members of R&B outfit ...

  36. A New 'Morning' For Deborah Cox

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Deborah Cox's new J Records debut, "The Morning After," could have easily been titled "New Places, Familiar Faces," as it marks a reunion of the singer with her former label bos ...

  37. Avril Lavigne's Music Takes Hold With 'Let Go'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'm starting to make a big name for myself," exclaims Canadian skater-punk princess Avril Lavigne with wonderment. Indeed, with the artist's multi-format Arista single " ...

  38. Update: Boyz II Men Signs With Arista

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran R&B act Boyz II Men has left Universal and signed a new five-album deal with Arista Records, where it will reteam with label head Antonio "L.A." Reid, who worked as a songwriter and produc Veteran R&B act Boyz II Men has le ...