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ABC Records was an American record label founded in New York City in 1955.
Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California.
Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.
All or Nothing is the debut album by dance pop duo Milli Vanilli, released only in Europe on the Hansa label in November 1988.
The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Ariola Records (also known as Ariola, Ariola-Eurodisc and BMG Ariola) is a German record label.
Arista was the New York City public high school and middle school variant name for the National Honor Society (NHS) chapters.
Arista Nashville is an American record label that serves as a wholly owned division of Sony Music, operated under the Sony Music Nashville division.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
Avant-garde jazz (also known as avant-jazz) is a style of music and improvisation that combines avant-garde art music and composition with jazz.
Avril Ramona Lavigne (born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Bad Boy Records (also known as Bad Boy Entertainment) is an American record label founded in 1993 by Sean Combs.
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity peaked in the mid 1970s.
Bell Records was an American record label founded in 1952 in New York City by Arthur Shimkin, the owner of the children's record label Golden Records, and initially a unit of Pocket Books, after the rights to the name were acquired from Benny Bell who used the Bell name to issue risque novelty records.
Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Bertelsmann Music Group (abbreviated as BMG) was a division of German media company Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on 1 October 2008.
Big Tree Records was a record label founded by current Sony Music Entertainment chairman Doug Morris in 1970.
Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer-songwriter.
Brett James Cornelius (born June 5, 1968) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer based in Nashville.
Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter.
Chanté Torrance Moore (born February 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, and author.
Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive and music industry executive.
Colgems Records was a record label that existed from 1966 to 1971.
Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures–Screen Gems.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures and Columbia, formerly CBC Film Sales Corporation, and stylized as COLUMBIA) is an American film studio, production company and film distributor that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Deconstruction Records is a British record label founded in 1987 by Pete Hadfield and Keith Blackhurst, together with Mike Pickering of M People.
Dedicated was a British independent record label that released music between 1990 and 1998 by Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, Global Communication, Beth Orton (in the U.S.), Chapterhouse, Cranes and others.
Marie Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
Elektra Records is an American major record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickolt.
Erasmus Hall High School was a four-year public high school located at 899-925 Flatbush Avenue between Church and Snyder Avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Fabrice Morvan (born 14 May 1966) is a French singer-songwriter, dancer and model.
First Avenue Records was a British record label and publishing company.
Frank Farian (born Franz Reuther 18 July 1941, Kirn, Germany) is a German record producer and songwriter, best known as the founder and voice behind the 1970s' disco-pop group Boney M. and as the mastermind and voice behind the lip-synching group Milli Vanilli.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Girl You Know It's True is a 1989 album that was the U.S. debut of German pop group Milli Vanilli.
The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959.
GRP Records (Grusin-Rosen Productions) is a jazz record label founded by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1978.
Heavenly Recordings is a London-based independent record label founded by Jeff Barrett.
Hot Chocolate are a British soul band popular during the 1970s and 1980s, formed by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson.
J Records was an American major record label owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment, and was distributed through the RCA Music Group.
Jerrod Lee Niemann (born July 24, 1979) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.
"Justified & Ancient" is a song by British band The KLF.
Kenny Lattimore is an American R&B singer.
Antonio Marquis "L.A." Reid (born June 7, 1956) is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author, and former television music competition judge.
LaFace Records was an American record label based in Atlanta, Georgia that operated as a unit of Sony Music Entertainment from 2008 to 2011 and was historically a part of Bertelsmann Music Group from 1989 to 2004.
Lee Roy Parnell (born December 21, 1956) is an American country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Legacy Recordings is an American record label that is a division of Sony Music.
For lists of record labels, see.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Melissa Manchester (born February 15, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Novus Records (later Arista Novus and RCA Novus) was an American jazz record label run by Steve Backer.
Overdubbing (the process of making an overdub, or overdubs) is a technique used in audio recording, whereby a musical passage is recorded twice.
Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Poor Righteous Teachers was a hip hop group from Trenton, New Jersey, founded in 1989.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Profile Records is a record label that specialized in urban-oriented music such as hip hop.
RCA Music Group was an umbrella group of labels distributed by Sony Music Entertainment that existed between March 2004 and 2009, and for a short period of time between July 2011 and October 2011 as all RCA Music Group labels were merged with RCA Records.
RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
RCA/Jive Label Group was a short-lived American record label group, owned by Sony Music Entertainment and representing the merger of the RCA Music Group and Jive Label Group.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Robert Pilatus (8 June 1965 – 2 April 1998) was an American-German model, dancer, and singer.
Rockpile was a British rock and roll group of the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for its strong pub rock, rockabilly and power pop influences, and as a foundational influence on new wave.
Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive.
Rowdy Records is an independent record label, distributed through Motown Records.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Secret Affair are a mod revival band, formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1982.
Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a multinational record label, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group.
Sony Corporation of America (SCA), based in New York City, is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Sony Music Nashville is the country music branch of Sony Music Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (known simply as Sony Pictures and abbreviated as SPE) is a Japanese-owned American entertainment company that produces, acquires and distributes filmed entertainment (theatrical motion pictures, television programs and recorded videos) through multiple platforms.
In business, a strategic business unit (SBU) is a profit center which focuses on product offering and market segment.
Susan Kay Quatro (born 3 June 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress.
The Synclavier was an early digital synthesizer, polyphonic digital sampling system, and music workstation manufactured by New England Digital Corporation of Norwich, Vermont, USA.
T'Pau is a British pop group led by singer Carol Decker.
Tammy Wynette Graham (born February 7, 1968) is an American country music artist.
The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera and Broadway—the melange was coined as "Champagne Soul." Formed as The Versatiles in late 1965, the group changed its name to the hipper "The 5th Dimension" by 1966.
The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) was an American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, furthermore known as The JAMs and The Timelords and by other names) were a British electronic band of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "'''T'''-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "'''L'''eft Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "'''C'''hilli" Thomas.
Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.
Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was popular in the 1970s.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
YoungBloodZ is an American Southern hip hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprising members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Raymond Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P (born Sean Paul Ryan Joseph on March 7, 1978).