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Atlantic Recording Corporation, simply known as Atlantic Records, is an American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, pop, and hip hop. Over its first twenty years of operation, Atlantic earned a reputation as one of the most important American recording labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul recording by African-American musicians including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Ruth Brown, and Otis Redding, a position greatly enhanced by its distribution deal with Stax Records.


In 1967, Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Brothers: Seven Arts, now the Warner Music Group, and expanded into rock and pop music.  In 2004 Atlantic Records and its sister label Elektra Records merged into Atlantic Records Groups. Craig Kallman in currently Chairman of Atlantic Records. Label co-founder Ahmet Ertegun served as Founding Chairman until his death on December 14, 2006, at age 83. The label also has a number of deals with previously independent labels such as Must Destroy and VP Records. Atlantic Records has housed many artists of different genres like Brady, Death Cab for Cutie, Bruno Mars, Aaliyah, Ryan Star, Coldplay, K. Michelle, Janelle Monae, Estelle, Trey Songz, The Rolling Stones, En Vogue, fun., Skrillex, Cher Hunter Hayes, Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Led Zepplin, Missy Elliot, MC Lyte, Sevyn Streeter, Wiz Khalifa, Lil'Kim, OPM, Halestorm, Clean Bandit, Jasmine Thompson, JOJO, Justine Skye, and Charli XCX, as well as many, many more.


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