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It's Done! L.A. Reid Officially Resigns From Island Def Jam Records! Heading To X Factor U.S.!

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Make room for him at X Factor because his schedule is officially clear!

This morning, L.A. Reid, the music mogul behind great acts like Kanye West and Justin Bieber, officially resigned this morning as Chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. He made the announcement via a letter he sent out to his staff, which we have for you here.

In the letter, he wrote:

To my Island Def Jam family:

After much consideration, I have decided to leave my position as Chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group.

I have always thrived on growth and the next great challenge, and I look forward with much enthusiasm to what the future holds.

I am extremely proud of our beautiful roster and all we have accomplished in my seven years with IDJ. We continue to have incredible success together with today’s most phenomenal superstars – Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, The Killers, The Dream, Chrisette Michele, Jeezy and Ludacris to name a few.

I want to thank all of you for your amazing contributions.

With Warm Regards –
LA

End of an era…but the start of something new!

Nothing standing in his way now of being the X Factor judges panel. That's one!

Who's next???

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7 comments to “It's Done! L.A. Reid Officially Resigns From Island Def Jam Records! Heading To X Factor U.S.!”



  1. 1

    X Factor USA >>> JESSICA SANCHEZ, please go audition and make ur YouTube fans happy!



  2. 2

    You should thank PINK! No one cared who you were till she put you in a song!!



  3. 3

    MEHHH, WORD WAS MANY INSIDERS AT IDJ WANTED LA REID OUT ANYWAY. THIS MAKES A PERFECT SEGWAY FOR THE DOUCHE BAG TO LEAVE ASAP. ALL OF THE LABELS HEADED BY LA REID HAS TURNED INTO DISASTERS, FALLING RECORD SALES, MISMANAGEMENT OF ARTISTS OR HAD SOME FORM OF "ACCOUNTING IRREGULARITIES". THIS IS NO SECRET AND PRETTY MUCH PUBLIC INFO. GUESS IDIOT COWELL DOESNT DO HIS RESEARCH. WHAT'S INTERESTING IS CLIVE DAVIS AND SONY IS THE RECORD LABEL FOR XFACTOR USA. THE SAME LABEL THAT OUSTED HIM A DECADE AGO FOR FRAUD AND MISMANAGEMENT. WONDER HOW THIS IS GONNA WORK OUT, LOL. NEXT!!



  4. 4

    "End of an era…but the start of something new! Who's next???" Not you!



  5. 5

    Didn't LA Reid used to be good looking? Maybe it was BabyFace Reed or some chit…



  6. 6

    Seems like he mismanaged a lot of careers that were under Def Jam. Hopefully it's good riddance!



  7. 7

    mr california paper gangsta
    is he going to drop talented artists before they get big
    and then complain about it once they become superstars?