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 News Music Industry 09/12/2016

Billboard Names Republic Records #1 Label Of 2016

Billboard Names Republic Records #1 Label Of 2016


New York, NY (Top40 Charts / REPUBLIC RECORDS) Billboard once again named REPUBLIC RECORDS the music industry's "Top Label" on the publication's year-end charts. The label accomplishes the best overall performance across the Billboard 200 albums chart and Billboard Hot 100 songs chart combined.

List of Republic's #1 Billboard accolades below.

BILLBOARD YEAR-END LIST:
Top Overall Label
Top Hot 100 Imprint
Top Hot 100 Label
Top Radio Songs Label
Top Hot Digital Song Sales Imprint
Top Streaming Songs Label
Top Mainstream Top 40 Imprint
Top Mainstream Top 40 Label
Top Adult Top 40 Label
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Label
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Label
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Label
Top Hot R&B Songs Label
Top Rhythmic Imprint Label
Top Rhythmic Label
Top Hot Rap Songs Label
Also, according to Mediabase, at radio REPUBLIC also stands out as the #1 Label Overall with 17.9% chart share for the third straight year. Nearly 1-in-5 songs played on radio are under the company's umbrella with a grand total of 7,539,293 spins this year alone.

It also remains the #1 Label at Top 40 with 23.7% share and over 3.8 million spins. Four of the Top 10 artists on Top 40 were under the Republic banner namely Drake, in conjunction with YMCMB (#4), The Weeknd (#7), Shawn Mendes as part of a strategic alliance for radio promotion with Island Records (#8), and Ariana Grande (#9).

Republic also ascends to #1 Rhythm Label with 20.2% share and 1.1 million spins. As part of the label's long-running partnership with Cash Money Records and Young Money, Drake emerges as the #1 Artist at Rhythm, while "One Dance" [feat. Wizkid & Kyla] becomes both #1 Rhythm Song of the Year and Longest Running #1 of the Year. Meanwhile, Drake takes the crown as #1 artist at Rhythmic, while The Weeknd lands at #4. Drake is also #1 at Urban.

REPUBLIC continues its Hot AC dominance as the format's #1 Label, holding the #1 and #2 Hot AC Song of the Year slots with Shawn Mendes' "Stitches," and James Bay's "Let It Go," respectively. Lastly, 2016 concludes with the label notching #1 at AC as well with 20.2% share and 1.1 million spins. Mendes finishes 2016 as the #4 artist at Hot AC, while Bay places #8.

An inclusive list of Mediabase statistics for REPUBLIC RECORDS is below.
MEDIABASE 2016 RE-CAP:
#1 Total Spins in a year (7.5M Spins)
#1 Top 40 Market Share (23.7% with 4 Artists in Top 40 Top 10; 1-in-5 Songs on Radio)
#1 Rhythm Label (20.2%)
#1 Artist at Rhythm (Drake)
#1 Rhythm Song of the Year (Drake - "One Dance" [feat. Wizkid & Kyla])
Longest Running #1 of the Year (Drake - "One Dance" [feat. Wizkid & Kyla])
#1 Hot AC Label (17.9%)
#1 Hot AC Song of the Year (Shawn Mendes - "Stitches)

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, The Weeknd, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Zendaya), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), NBC's The Voice (Jordan Smith), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).




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