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LA Reid

Biography

Best known seeing that the co-founder of LaFace Information, together with Babyface. He became the CEO of Epic Information in 2011. He performed using the R&B group The Deele in the 1980s. His music-industry understanding and cable connections helped Rihanna and Justin Bieber become worldwide sensations. He wedded longtime partner Erica Holton in 2000 after previously getting wedded to Perri Reid from 1989 to 1996. He was a judge over the U.S. edition from the X Element in 2011 with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Nicole Scherzinger.

Quick Facts


Full Name L.A. Reid
Date Of Birth June 7, 1956
Place Of Birth Cincinnati, OH
Height 1.75 m
Profession Music Producer
Education Harvard Business School
Nationality American
Spouse Erica Reid, Pebbles
Children Aaron Reid
Parents Antonio M. Reid, Sr., Emma Reid
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, World Music Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Music Industry, The BET Honors Award for Excellence in Entertainment, BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film
Music Groups The Deele, Pure Essence
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
Movies Bad 25, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, School Gyrls, A Very School Gyrls Holla-Day
TV Shows The X Factor (U.S.)
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 His buddies nicknamed him "L.A." , because of his taste for expensive clothes.
2 Raised by his mother Emma Reid, a seamstress and interior decorator.
3 L.A. and Babyface also produced 3 Grammy winning songs together.
4 Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds produced 33 no. 1 singles together.
5 He is one of four children.
6 Was an original member of the R&B band, The Deele (1981-1988).
7 Co-founder of LaFace records with Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. The label forms an amalgam of both partner names - LA(Reid)+(Baby)Face.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstar Duets 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Whitney 2015 TV Movie writer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Every Little Step"
So You Think You Can Dance 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up All In 2014 writer: "Every Little Step" - as Antonio Reid
2014 Billboard Music Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "Slave to the Rhythm"
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 writer: "End Of The Road" - as Antonio Reid
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "On Our Own" - as Antonio Reid
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2005-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Chikara JoshiMania Night II 2011 Video producer: "On Our Own" - as L.A. / writer: "On Our Own"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Precious 2009/II writer: "Humpin' Around" - as Antonio L.A. Reid
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2002-2008 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols! 2004-2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor 2004-2007 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols 2002-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Don't Be Cruel" - as Antonio M. Reid
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hrvatski Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
My Own Private Oshawa 2002 TV Special writer: "Queen of the Night" - as Antonio Reid
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary writer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Queen of the Night"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie writer: "Rock Steady" - uncredited
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Special producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Losing Isaiah 1995 writer: "Baby-Baby-Baby"
Ghost in the Machine 1993 writer: "Girls Gonna Getcha" - as L.A. Ried
Poetic Justice 1993 producer: "Well Alright"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ma saison préférée 1993 writer: "Humpin' Around" - as A. Reid
The Bodyguard 1992 producer: "Queen of the Night" - as LA Reid / writer: "Queen of the Night" - as LA Reid
Boomerang 1992 "Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart" / producer: "Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express 1991 TV Special producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Tango & Cash 1989 writer: "It's No Crime"
The Wizard 1989 writer: "Don't Be Cruel" - as Antonio "L.A." Reid
Ghostbusters II 1989 producer: "On Our Own" - as L.A. / writer: "On Our Own"
Soul Train 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Out of Bounds 1986 producer: "SO MANY THANGZ" - as L.A.
Miami Vice 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cotton Club TV Mini-Series executive producer announced
Michael Jackson Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 2012 executive producer - as Antonio Reid
Bad 25 2012 Documentary co-executive producer - as Antonio Reid
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 Documentary producer - as Antonio 'LA' Reed
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You 2010 TV Movie executive producer - as Antonio Reid
School Gyrls 2009 executive producer
The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2009 Video executive producer: the island def jam music group - as Antonio 'I.A.' Reid
Brothers to Brutha 2008 TV Series co-executive producer - 6 episodes
From Toni with Love: The Video Collection 2001 Video executive producer - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cotton Club TV Mini-Series executive music producer announced

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Runaway 2010/I Short executive producer: Island Def Jam Records - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tyson 2008 Documentary thanks - as Antonio 'LA' Reid

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor Digital Experience 2011 TV Series Himself (2011-2012)
X Factor World Premiere Preview 2011 TV Movie Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 Documentary Himself
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 2011 Documentary Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Himself - Record Executives
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - LaFace Records
Driven 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Total Access 24/7 2001 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1993 TV Series Himself
25th NAACP Image Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself (as Antonio Reid)
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Antonio Reid)
The View 2016 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Art of Organized Noize 2016 Documentary Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
The Real 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2016 TV Series Himself - Author, Sing to Me
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Today 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Author, Sing to Me / Himself
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 Documentary Himself
2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself
Revolt Live 2014 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Behind the Music 1999-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The X Factor 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Judge
VH1 Divas 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
Black Girls Rock! 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bad 25 2012 Documentary Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Himself (as L.A. Reid) (as Antonio Reid)
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Himself (as Antonio Reid)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Boomerang (1992) · Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
· Daryl Simmons
1990 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Ghostbusters II (1989) · Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
· Daryl Simmons


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