L.A. Reid Joins ‘X Factor' As Judge
Former Island Def Jam chairman to judge alongside Cowell
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/18/2011 4:16:40 PM
"L.A. was my number one choice to sit alongside me on the show," said Simon Cowell in a statement. "In my opinion, he is one of the greatest ever music executives and of course a fantastic writer and producer. I am thrilled he has agreed to join the show, and for any artist auditioning, they know they have the chance to meet a true star-maker."
Reid resigned his post as chairman of Island Def Jam earlier this week. While there he launched artists such as Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber.
"L.A. Reid is one of the most celebrated music producers and songwriters of our time and knows exactly what it takes to find and nurture a global superstar," said Mike Darnell, Fox president of alternative entertainment. "Not only does he have an insanely good eye for talent, but he also has the personality and savvy to go toe-to-toe with Simon Cowell, so I can't wait to see those two music moguls together at The X Factor judges' table."
The X Factor host and additional judges are still to be announced.
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