For the fourth time in five years, Republic Records was named overall label of the year, and on Wednesday night (Jan. 15), Billboard once again honored Monte and Avery Lipman’s company for a significant 2019 during an event in New York City.
“Republic is the top Billboard Hot 100 label for a sixth year in a row, and seventh time this decade,” Billboard’s senior vp charts and data development Silvio Pietroluongo said in presenting the honor to the Republic brass. Helping the label to achieve another No. 1 ranking was the top male artist of the year, Post Malone (who was also the top overall artist of the year); the top female artist of the year, Ariana Grande; and the top duo/group of the year, Jonas Brothers.
“With those honors,” Pietroluongo continued, “it's the first time that one label's acts are the top male, female and duo/group in the same year since Billboard began compiling overall top artists in 1977.”