Republic is Billboards Hot 100 Label of the Year

Over on the year-end , Republic Records leads the pack. Republic scored big during the 2017 chart year with such smashes as  and 's "Despacito," featuring ; Republic shared promotion credit with Universal Music Latin Entertainment on the song, which led the Hot 100 for a record-tying 16 weeks.

 

Republic loomed so large on the Hot 100 in 2017 that the label racked up 25 weeks at No. 1 on the weekly tally during the chart year, from a quartet of chart-toppers: The Weeknd's "Starboy" (one week), "Despacito" (16), Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (three; Big Machine/Republic) and "Rockstar" (five through the end of the chart year).

Since the close of the chart year, with the Nov. 25-dated lists, "Rockstar" spent three more weeks at No. 1 (Dec. 2, 9 and 16), giving Republic 28 weeks at No. 1 during the 2017 calendar year (based on Billboard chart dates). No label had notched as many weeks at No. 1 in a calendar year since 2009, when Interscope Records claimed 31 weeks in the penthouse.

 

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