Antonio '"LA" Reid (born June 7, 1956) is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer and record executive
who is perhaps best known for co-founding LaFace Records with Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Babyface as well as launching the careers of such artists as Usher, Justin Bieber, P!nk, TLC, Avril Lavigne and others. He was the president and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group until 2011 when he joined The X Factor USA as a judge/mentor. He is now the president and CEO of Epic Records.
On December 13, 2012, Reid announced that he would not be returning for season 3.