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Republic Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group (UMG). It was founded by Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman as an independent label in 1995, and was acquired by UMG in 2000. Republic was initially an imprint of the Universal/Motown Records Group, and was renamed Universal Republic Records after a reorganization in 2006 before reverting to its original name in 2012.
Artists signed to Republic Records include Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse, Nav, The Weeknd, Jessie J, Greta Van Fleet, Taylor Swift, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Lorde, MIKA, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Grimmie, Florence and the Machine, Post Malone, Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Michaels, MDFMK, Austin Mahone, 3 Doors Down and DNCE. Its country music subsidiary Republic Nashville has signed Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, and Eli Young Band.