LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After a six-year run noted label exec L.A. Reid has exited his post at the head of Sony-owned Epic Records.
According to Billboard, Reid's departure follows former Columbia Records chief Rob Stringer's ascent to the role of CEO at Sony Music Entertainment last month.
While there was no word on Reid's future plans, sources told Billboard that he is exiting the company entirely. Reid's exit was surprising to many observers, considering his recent run of success that included hit releases from artists such as DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott and a reunited Tribe Called Quest.
Reid has been the face of Epic since 2011 and helped to expand the label's roster, signing artists such as Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony to the label. Prior to joining Epic, he served as CEO for The Island Def Jam Music Group, where he helped to revive the career of Mariah Carey. Reid also played a key role in the careers of Kanye West, Bon Jovi, and Justin Bieber.