Republic Records is an American record company that operates as a division of Universal Music Group. The label was endowed by Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman in 1995; it was later paired into the Universal Motown Republic Group in 1999. After the separation of Motown Records from Universal Motown Records, the Universal Motown Republic Group was shuttered, the label was temporarily reincarnated as Universal Republic Records in 2006, until it was revived in late 2012. The label's main offices are located in New York City, New York, United States, other offices of the record label are located at the Interscope Center in Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Since Republic's contraction to a mainly rightsholder role, Republic Records has long been a stand-alone label under UMG and is one of the group's premier labels, with Interscope Records and Island Records. According to Mediabase, Republic Records was 2012's top charting U.S. label.
Artists currently signed to Republic Records include but are not limited to Amy Winehouse, Pearl Jam, 3 Doors Down, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Jack Johnson, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Mika, Nickelback, Nicki Minaj, Stromae and The Weeknd.