Republic Records Snags Billboard's #1 Label of 2016 Honor

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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. Read about it HERE.

List of Republic's #1 Billboard accolades below.


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.


#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)