Arista Records was founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, and named after his secondary school honor society.
This label has one of the most diverse lineups in the record industry. It has been home to Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, The Grateful Dead, Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Puffy Combs, Kenny G, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton and Patti Smith. Current stars include TLC, Dido, Avril Lavigne and Pink.
Since 19xx, it has been run by Antonio "LA" Reid.