On this day in Def Jam Recordings History February 3rd, 2004, L.A. Reid was named C.E.O. and President of the Island Def Jam Music Group.
Reid is noted for bringing Mariah Carey’s career back to prominence with her multi-platinum 2005 album The Emancipation Of Mimi.
Reid has also played a role in the recent successes of artists such as Amerie, Kanye West, Rihanna (alongside Jay-Z), Bon Jovi, and most recently teenage pop phenomenon Justin Bieber.
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