Antonio "L.A." Reid To Exit Island Def Jam

Antonio "L.A." Reid To Exit Island Def Jam

Antonio "L.A." Reid To Exit Island Def Jam
Island Def Jam Music Group
Chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid will exit the label to become a judge on Simon Cowell's upcoming TV show "The X Factor," according to a Billboard.biz report. Details on Reid's departure date were not disclosed, but he will exit ahead of his December contract expiration date. "The X Factor" will premiere in September on Fox. Island Def Jam will continue to be headed by President and COO Steve Bartels, and the recently hired Barry Weiss is expected to add oversight of the label to his duties. (3/17)

Lady Gaga To Receive Style Award
The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced nominees and honorees for its 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards and GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga will receive the Fashion Icon Award. The lone music artist honoree, Lady Gaga is being recognized for her revolutionary impact on style. Honorees will be feted at an awards gala on June 6 in New York. (3/17)

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