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L.A. Reid Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judge

Grammy winning record executive, songwriter, and Island Def Jam Group CEO, Antonio "L.A." Reid, will be a judge on Simon Cowell's highly anticipated reality show, "X Factor," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Reid will get an early release from his contract ending in December with Universal Music in order to participate in Cowell's show, which awards a $5-million Sony Music recording contract to the winning contestant.

L.A. may also land a position with Sony Music. The label is going through a major management restructuring after Doug Morris, current chairman of UMG, takes over as Sony Music CEO on July 1.

Auditions for "The X Factor" begin on March 27 in Los Angeles and the show will premiere in September on FOX.

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