LA Reid Net Worth
A mentor for many, LA Reid has promoted amazing talent from Justin Beiber to Rihanna to Mariah Carrey.
Who is LA Reid?
LA wears many hats in the American music world – that of a Records executive, Record producer, musician, and a judge at music reality shows on TV and songwriter. Born Antonio M. ‘L.A.Reid’, Reid was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 7, 1956. Ried grew up on a diet of musical sounds of James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Slystone and musical traditions of his hometown Cincinnati.
Reid started his career in music with stage performance alongside Kenneth(Babyface) Edmonds. Together they started LaFace Records and produced for many performers such as Whitney Houston. LAFace promoted various Afro-American musicians in joint venture with Arista Records.
Reid first became popular with his song “Two Occasions” in 1988. This single touched the 10th position in the Billboard 100 list that year.
His popularity grew as a co-founder of LAFace Records. He is known to have promoted now-famous musicians like Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Paula Abdul, Usher, Kanye West, Toni Braxton OutKast, Young Jeezy, Kerli, Pink, Ciara, Avril Lavigne and Rick Ross.
After LAFace, Reid established Hitco Publishing. Later Reid joined Island Def Jam Music group as Chairman and CEO. He helped both Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey make a comeback into the industry strongly.
Reid released XScape on May 13, 2014 which is a remaking of Michael Jacksons songs after the death of the legendary singer.
Ried has worked with various artists such as Paula Abdul, Johnny Gill, BoyzIIMen, Fifth Harmony, Jidenna, The Jacksons, DJ Khaled and many more.
The US version of the Television show X factor show had La Reid as a judge for its first two seasons.
La Reid is married to Erica Holton since the year 2000. They have a son and daughter named Addison Kennedy and Ariana Manuelle respectively. Reid was earlier married to Perri ”Pebbles” Reid and they had a son named Aaron Alexander.
Antonio Jr. is his first son with his first wife.
LA Reid has promoted various talented artists. He was involved in the making of Television special show Stand Up to Cancer in the year 2008. He is also known for his involvement with City of Hope Organization and Robin Hood Foundation.
Awards and Recognition
Reid has won a record 18 BMI awards as on 2006. He received the UJA-Federation of New York’s Music Visionary award in 2006. In the year 2006, he was given the honor “BMI Icon” at the 6th Annual BMI Urban Awards along with Babyface. Reid is a recipient of 3 Grammy awards and has been honored with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Merit Award at the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Celebrations in the year 2013.
Reid has also received the UNICEF’s Spirit of Compassion Award in 2009.
Net worth of LA Reid
Net worth of Le Raid is $300 million. His Net worth is a sum total of his earnings as musician and a music executive. He is the President and CEO of Atlanta Based Hitco Music Publishing. He is also an executive at Epic Records since 2011.
LA Reid Bio Info
Born: 7 June 1956 (age 61 years), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Spouse: Erica Reid (m. 2000), Pebbles (m. 1989–1996)
Record labels: Epic/Sony Records, Def Jam Recordings, LaFace Records, Arista Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group
Children: Aaron Reid
Books: Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next
LA Reid Quotes
- I live for opening doors for the young generation of creators. If we do nothing else with our success, let’s open up some doors. – LA Reid
- You always have to know when to bow out. You bow out while you are on top. – LA Reid
I am a record executive and I shall be right there in your face with my records. – LA Reid
- The kids I talk to are convinced their generation will make the best music. And the greatest artists have yet to be discovered. I walk around with that thought every day. – LA Reid
- I’m one of those foolish people who believe the glory days of the record industry aren’t behind us. They’re actually ahead of us. – LA Reid
LA Reid Videos on YouTube
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