Red Bull Records

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Red Bull Records
REDLogo
Parent companyRed Bull GmbH
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)
Founder
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group
Genre
Country of originUnited States
LocationWest Hollywood, California, U.S.
Official websiteredbullrecords.com

Red Bull Records is a record label headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It is a subsidiary of the energy drink company Red Bull GmbH and has offices in Los Angeles, London, and New York. Since its inception Red Bull Records has been home to artists and bands such as Awolnation, Twin Atlantic, and Beartooth.

History[edit]

Red Bull Records was founded co-founded by Dietrich Mateschitz and Greg Hammer in 2007 with Red Bull building a recording studio in Santa Monica, California and recording small indie rock bands for free.[1][2]

The label's first major success was in 2011 when Awolnation released their debut album, Megalithic Symphony which went on to become platinum certified and featured the band's most notable single "Sail", which has sold over 10 million copies to date.[3] The single spent 79 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it the third longest single ever to stay on the Hot 100, surpassed only by Imagine Dragons’ "Radioactive"[4] and The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights".[5] The band’s sophomore release Run came in 2015 and included No. 1 hit “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” as well as Top 5 tracks “I Am” and “Woman Woman.”[6]

Red Bull Records' first international signing was Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic.[7] The band has released four studio albums to date; Vivarium, Free, Great Divide and GLA, and band made their BBC national TV debut on Later… with Jools Holland on October 4, 2016.[8]

In 2013, the label signed its first metalcore band Beartooth.[9] The band was formed in 2012 by frontman Caleb Shomo in Columbus, OH, and has released four studio albums on Red Bull Records; Disgusting, Aggressive, Disease, and Below. Beartooth won the Metal Hammer Award for Best Breakthrough Band of 2016 and the Loudwire Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2017.[10] In 2020, Beartooth's single "In Between" was certified Gold in the United States.[11]

Red Bull Records's first foray into hip hop came with signing Warm Brew.[12] The group had participated in Red Bull’s Sound Select program before signing to the label.[13] Warm Brew released their debut EP Diagnosis on Red Bull Records in 2016.[14]

In 2020, Red Bull Records added Blxst to the roster. Blxst's debut EP "No Love Lost" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. [15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lauria, Peter. (2008-04-01) Pump The Music. NYPOST.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-05.
  2. ^ Hampp, Andrew (May 26, 2012). "Green On Red Bull". Billboard Magazine. pp. 6, 8 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ AWOLNATION Sail into the recording studio | RedBull.com Music. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  4. ^ Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ends Record Billboard Hot 100 Run | Billboard.com News Retrieved on 2018-01-22
  5. ^ The Weeknd's Blinding Lights breaks Hot 100 record | Billboard.com News Retrieved on 2021-09-16
  6. ^ AWOLNATION | CHART HISTORY | Billboard.com Chart History. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  7. ^ Twin Atlantic Sign To Red Bull Records. | Rocksound.tv News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  8. ^ Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Perform With String Quartet | Kerrang.com News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  9. ^ Exclusive: Beartooth sign to Red Bull Records | Altpress.com News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  10. ^ Beartooth Win Breakthrough Band Of The Year | Loudwire.com News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  11. ^ Beartooth has been certified gold | Rocksound TV. Retrieved on 2021-01-22.
  12. ^ Warm Brew Signs to Red Bull, Drops New Song | XXLMag.com News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  13. ^ Joey Bada$$, Lil Herb, & Warm Brew at Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in LA | TheHundreds.com Blog. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  14. ^ Warm Brew Drop "Diagnosis" EP | XXLMag.com News. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.
  15. ^ HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS | Billboard. Retrieved on 2021-01-22.

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