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Encyclopedia > LaFace Records
LaFace Records
Parent company Sony BMG
Founded 1989
Founder(s) Antonio Reid
Kenneth Edmonds
Distributing label Zomba Music Group (US)
Genre(s) Various
Country of origin US
Official Website Official website of LaFace Records

LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. Image File history File links Laface. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Antonio L.A. Reid is the co-founder of LaFace Records. ... This article is about the R&B record producer/musician. ... Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ...


Company history

LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio "LA" Reid & Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Arista Records. The combined nicknames of the duo's successful production company inspired the name of the label. See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... Antonio L.A. Reid is the co-founder of LaFace Records. ... Kenneth Brian Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana), is a successful American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ...


LaFace went on to become a highly dominant and successful label throughout the 1990s, responsible for producing popular artists such as TLC, Toni Braxton, OutKast, P!nk, Usher, Goodie Mob, Ciara, Sean Soltys, Donell Jones and Cee-Lo. Towards the end of the decade LaFace produced fewer artists and Babyface began to focus more on his own music career. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland) is a six-time Grammy Award-winning[1] American R&B singer and songwriter who was popular during the 90s. ... OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a nearby city to Atlanta, Georgia. ... Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name Pink (also written as P!nk), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in North America in early January of 2000. ... Usher (born Usher Jamie Raymond, IV on October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States) is an African-American singer and actor. ... Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. ... Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cee-Lo Green is the stage name of Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), an American hip hop, funk, soul, and R&B musician. ...


The label was acquired completely by Arista and BMG in 1999. In 2001, L.A. Ried was appointed Chairman/CEO of Arista. As a result of Reid's promotion, LaFace was dissolved as most of its prominent acts moved up to the main Arista label to work under Reid. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2004, after the corporate restructuring of the BMG labels, LaFace was reactivated as one quarter of the newly reconstructed Zomba Music Group. Also in the Zomba Group portfolio are labels like So So Def Recordings, Verity Records and Jive Records. Most of its former roster that had moved on to Arista returned to the company, upon its reactivation. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... So So Def Recordings is a record label, based out of Atlanta, Georgia and owned by Jermaine Dupri, specializing in Southern hip hop, R&B, and bass music. ... Verity Records is a subsidiary of Zomba Records. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ...


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