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Antonio "L.A." Reid Biography

Birth Name:
Antonio Reid
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reality-series judge, record executive, songwriter, record producer

Fast Facts

  • Idolized James Brown growing up
  • Founded the record label LaFace with former bandmate Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in 1989
  • In 1999, took a six-week executive-training class at Harvard Business School to prepare himself to run Arista Records
  • Has also headed the Island Def Jam Music Group and Epic Records
  • Launched the Le Metier de Beaute cosmetics line in 2008


  • Ariana Manuelle Reid -- Daughter
  • Perri "Pebbles" McKissick -- Ex-wife
  • Justin Combs -- Godchild
  • Emma Reid -- Mother
  • Aaron Alexander Reid -- Son
  • Addison Kennedy Reid -- Son
  • Antonio Reid Jr. -- Son
  • Ashley V. Smith -- Stepdaughter
  • Erica Holton Reid -- Wife