Drake, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande Helps Make REPUBLIC RECORDS #1 Label Of 2016

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.