L.A. Reid has a knack for spotting talent.
The chairman and CEO of Epic Records is the man who discovered Rihanna and Usher. Reid was the head of Island Def Jam when Kanye West recorded his debut album, "The College Dropout." He is also credited with spearheading Mariah Carey's comeback record, "The Emancipation of Mimi."
"All I can tell you is that when special people enter a room, you always know that they're present," Reid said.
"I see the steel in their eyes, the determination in their spirit," he said. "If they actually have the creative wherewithal to make music that people will buy and become a part of the soundtrack to your life, those are the people I'm interested in."