Republic Records named ‘Top Label’ by Billboard

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.


  • 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 one in five 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)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.