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L.A. Reid Celebrates 'Sing To Me' Book Release!

L.A. Reid is all smiles while attending his “Sing To Me” Book Release Launch Party held at the Sony Club on Monday (February 1) in New York City.

The 59-year-old record executive and CEO of Epic Records got sandwiched in-between his artists Mack Wilds and rapper Yo Gotti at the celebratory event.

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In “Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next,” illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, L.A. chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend – The book is available everywhere now!

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L.A. Reid Wasn't Convinced Rihanna Was Going to be a Star

Rihanna keeps her headphones on after her flight arrives at LAX airport on Friday (January 8) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old singer may be a superstar now, but according to record executive L.A. Reid, her record label wasn’t so convinced in the beginning.

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“At the label, we thought Teairra Mari would be the big star. We spent more time on her, did more work on her, paid more attention to her. Rihanna already had a hit with ‘Pon De Replay,’ but we still thought it was the other girl,” he wrote in his memoir.

But Rihanna can credit Beyoncé to changing his mind!

Beyoncé came up to me. ‘That Rihanna girl,’ she said, ‘she’s a beast.’”

FYI: RiRi is wearing Sunday Somewhere sunglasses.

10+ pictures inside of Rihanna arriving back in LA…
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Mariah Carey To Guest Star on ' Empire', Celebrates Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at Beacher's Madhouse!

Mariah Carey goes glam while receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (August 5) in Hollywood.

The 45-year-old entertainer was joined at the ceremony by her twins Moroccan and Monroe, 4, who adorably stayed close to their mom as she posed for photos.

Also in attendance were Brett Ratner, Lee Daniels, and L.A. Reid.

According to E! News, it was there that Lee revealed Mariah will be appearing on the upcoming second season of Fox’s hit show Empire.

That same day, Mariah held a private luncheon to celebrate at Jeff Beacher‘s newly renovated Beacher’s Madhouse at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She also hosted a private dinner by STK Out and Infuse Vodka at her Airbnb Malibu estate.

FYI: Mariah is wearing a custom gown by Yousef Aljasmi.

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L.A. Reid Calls 'X Factor' the 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

L.A. Reid has some harsh words for his stint as a judge on the first two seasons of The X Factor.

The 59-year-old music exec says that it was “the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

“The first season, yes, I had a great time,” L.A. told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a little bit of a vacation. I’d been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, ‘Let me just have some fun.’ But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn’t fun anymore.”

“And more importantly, it really affected my taste — it almost destroyed it,” he continued. “It completely threw me off — by the way, I have a book coming out soon, and it’ll all be on my book,” he interjected with a laugh. “But yeah, what works for television isn’t necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I adjusted my taste for television. But the truth is, I lowered my bar — my bar was quite high, if I’m being honest, and as a result I didn’t have the same level of success. The bar is quite high again now, but it was damaging. I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste, and I’m an amateur at having his taste — I’m good at my kind of taste.”

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Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne: BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards 2013

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne hit the stage while attending the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday (August 22) in New York City.

The 30-year-old entertainers were joined by Mario, Sean Kingston, Busta Rhymes, Ray J, Benny Blanco, Birdman, and L.A. Reid at the event honoring the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

“#bmirnbhiphopawards like 7 awards tonite i think,” Nicki wrote on her Twitter account. “I lost count. And cash money is being honored. Thx BMI.”

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress.

25+ pictures inside of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and others at the event…More Here! »

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Usher, Ciara, & Ellie Goulding - Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party!

Usher hits the stage to perform at the Clive Davis & The Recording Academy’s 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons on Saturday (February 9) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 34-year-old singer helped pay tribute to his mentor L.A. Reid, who was the honoree that evening. He also met up with Sean Combs at the event.

Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Ashanti, and Janelle Monae were all spotted adding glamor to the red carpet at the gala.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a Halston dress. Ellie is wearing Greymer shoes.

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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato: 'X Factor' Finale Red Carpet!

Britney Spears hops out of her car and waves to fans while arriving on the red carpet at The X Factor Season 2 Finale on Thursday (December 20) at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old judge wore a Bottega Veneta dress, YSL shoes, Neil Lane earrings, and Gabriela Artigas rings.

Britney was joined on the red carpet by her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato (with contestant CeCe Frey), and L.A. Reid, as well as hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez.

Make sure to find out who was crowned the winner of The X Factor!

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