Republic is also the flagship Billboard Hot 100 Label, while Atlantic Group takes home the Billboard 200 Label honors.
Republic Records did it again.
For the fourth time in the last five years, Republic Records ends the year as the leading label on the Billboard year-end charts. Republic also peaked in 2018, 2016 and 2015. In addition, Republic is crowned the Billboard Hot 100 flagship seal for the sixth consecutive year and for the seventh time in the last eight years.
Both victories in 2019 were boosted by Republic Records' graphic performance of songs and albums, including titles from artists they call Republic home, such as Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Jonas Brothers, Drake and Taylor Swift.
The top labels for 2019 were determined by the combination of cumulative performance on the Billboard 200 album chart and Hot 100 song chart until the year of eligibility for 2019 (charts from November 24, 2018 to November 16, 2019). Data recorded before or after graphing a title is not considered in these classifications.
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Surprisingly, Republic is also home to the top male artist of the year 2019, Post Malone (who is also the top overall artist of the year); the best female artist of the year, Ariana Grande; and the best duo / group of the year, Jonas Brothers. In turn, it's the first time a label's artists are the top male, female and double / group artists in the same year since Billboard began compiling the best artists in 1977 (based on the combined performance on the Billboard charts). 200 and Hot 100).
Republic is Billboard's biggest label in 2019, thanks to albums by artists such as Thank U, Ariana Grande, Next, Taylor Swift's Lover, Post Malone's bongs and bentleys, Drake's Scorpion (released by Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records) and Post The Bleeding Hollywood of Malone. All five of these albums appear in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the end of the year.
Hot Hot Hot at Hot 100: Republic hit the weekly Hot 100 rankings throughout the year with amazing charts like Sunflower (by Post Malone and Swae Lee), Sunflower (Spider-Man: On Spider Verse), and Post Wow Malone , ”7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers, and “Thank U, Next” by Grande.
During the year of the chart, there were a total of 14 numbers on the Hot 100, and Republic owned five of them, the largest number of record labels. His # 1: “7 Rings,” “Sucker,” “Sunflower,” “Thank U, Next,” and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's “Señorita” duet, which was shared between Republic Records and Epic Records. In total, Republic number 1 represented 17 weeks at number 1 out of 52 weeks in the chart year tracking period – the second majority of weeks at number 1 among last year's year labels. (Columbia's records had the most weeks at # 1, with 19, all from Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road,” with Billy Ray Cyrus.)
Atlantic Group takes home Billboard 200 Label Gold: Atlantic Group completes 2019 as Top Billboard 200 Label. It's a feat that Atlantic has achieved in four of the last five years, as Atlantic was also the best in 2018, 2017 and 2015.
Atlantic placed 85 titles on the Billboard 200 during 2019 – the largest number of record labels. In total, Atlantic accounted for 9% of the 947 titles that hit the chart in the chart year.
Among Atlantic's most successful albums on the 2019 chart: Meek Mill's Championships (released through Maybach / Atlantic / Atlantic Group), Hoodie Hoodie SZN's Boogie Wit (Highbridge The Label / Atlantic / AG) ), The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Fox / 20th Century Fox / Atlantic / AG), Cardi B's privacy invasion (The KSR Group / Atlantic / AG), Lizzo's Cuz I Love You (Nice Life / Atlantic / AG), Ed Sheeran & # 39; s Divide (Atlantic / AG) and No.6 Collaborations (Atlantic / AG).