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L.A. Reid: Interviewed by an 11 Year Old

Ella Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Ella Goldberg

I am currently a 6th grader at Echo Horizon School in Culver City, California. I was fortunate to meet Arianna Huffington and after we talked she aske...

L.A. Reid: Interviewed by an 11 Year Old

Ella Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Ella Goldberg

I am currently a 6th grader at Echo Horizon School in Culver City, California. I was fortunate to meet Arianna Huffington and after we talked she aske...

L.A. Reid And Clive Davis To Produce Jennifer Hudson’s Next Album | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Black Voices

According to Rap-Up, the Chicago native has just signed to Epic Records. L.A. Reid, current CEO and Chairman of the label, is on board to executive pr...

The Wise Philosophy That Made Jay Z So Successful

OWN | Ashley Hamilton | Posted 03.17.2016 | OWN

To make it big in the entertainment industry, you have to stand out. Arguably no one knows this more than legendary record producer L.A. Reid, who has...

This Is Music's Most Underrated Artist, According To A Top Exec

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.01.2016 | OWN

No doubt today's music industry is flooded with talented artists, some of them far more high-profile than others. But buried within the constant chatt...

L.A. Reid Goes Down Memory Lane in New Memoir

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.05.2017 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

Photo courtesy Travis W. Keyes This past week, Neuehouse - known for its art-world friendly to-dos, opened its doors to a motley mix of key influenti...

Justin Bieber’s Feminine Beauty Pretty Much Got Him A Record Deal

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber's beauty during his early teen years was apparently so potent that it helped him get a music deal, according to the record executive tha...

Why L.A. Reid Places Jay Z In The Same League As Mandela And Obama

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices

Jay Z better brush his shoulders off because he's in a league with some greats, according to music mogul L.A. Reid. Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid hired ...

Record Executive Claims Kanye West Is Faking His Persona

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment

That legendary Kanye West persona is just an act, according to a new memoir by longtime record executive and West collaborator, L.A. Reid. "Despite ho...

WATCH LIVE: Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid On His New Memoir

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.04.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Legendary music executive L.A. Reid has produced a multitude of pop hits and groomed dozens of icons for stardom. He stops by HuffPost Live to share t...

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

Mariah Carey's Label Boss Says It's Not 'Realistic' To Expect Another Number One Hit

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Mariah Carey has a new compilation of her number one hits entitled, "#1 to Infinity." Sound familiar? Yes, it's her third. On Monday, the songstress...

All About That... Grammy

Shelly Peiken | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

The Grammys are upon us. As I ponder the nominees in the category of "Song of the Year" on my Recording Academy voting ballot I'm happy to report that all five compositions were written by no more than three songwriters. Why does this make me smile? 

World Exclusive: The 2014 Revolt Music Conference

Azeem Khan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Last year, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, a man who needs little introduction, decided to launch a music-oriented digital television network, REVOLT TV, dedicated to offering music videos, entertainment, and pop culture news.

Hip-Hop's Newest Mogul, Yo Gotti

Azeem Khan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

You all know who Jay-Z and Diddy are, but there's an up-and-coming mogul in hip-hop that you probably haven't heard about just yet, Yo Gotti. A rapper...

Ciara Settles Into Herself, New Sound on Latest Release

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Whether or not she returns to the heights of Goodies, she says, is out of her hands. And Ciara refuses to allow undue pressure -- whether from others or herself -- to make that the only gauge of success for this new record.

$20 Million Apartment On The Market

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices

Music executive and ex-X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million....

Which Judge Is Leaving 'The X Factor'?

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor" behind. The music executive will not return for Season 3 and is instead going back to his day job as Epic Recor...

Who Went Home In The 'X Factor' Double Elimination?

Posted 11.23.2012 | TV

Even a holiday as cheerful as Thanksgiving couldn't stop Simon Cowell from breaking a few hearts on "The X Factor" results show this week. After a...

'X' Doesn't Mark the Spot

Justin Hernandez | Posted 01.09.2013 | TV
Justin Hernandez

We are two weeks into the live shows for The X Factor. Yet after the first episode and subsequent elimination was all said and done, The X Factor simply failed to deliver.

'The X Factor' Elimination: Who Went Home?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.09.2012 | TV

Demi Lovato believed in CeCe Frey throughout "The X Factor," putting her onto the live shows. But she also knew that Frey struggled with likeability -...

Meet The 'X Factor' Teen Team! (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Teen

It should be no surprise to 'X Factor' fans that here at HuffPost Teen, we were rooting for the under 21 team (under the mentorship of Britney Spears)...

Which Presidential Candidate Has The 'X Factor'? (VIDEO)

Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen

The American people can be pretty tough to please, as reactions to the presidential debates have shown. But now, presidential candidates Barack Obama ...

'X Factor' Brings A Family Together

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 10.20.2012 | TV

"The X Factor" hasn't even reached the live shows yet, but for one contestant, dreams are already coming true. David Correy, who will be competing ...

It's Official: Khloe Kardashian & Mario Lopez To Host 'X Factor'

Posted 10.16.2012 | TV

After months of speculation, Fox has chosen Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez as hosts of "The X Factor" Season 2, the network announced Tuesday....