RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. It is one of Sony Music's four flagship labels, alongside RCA's former long-time rival Columbia Records; also Arista Records, and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, classical, rock, hip hop, afrobeat, electronic, R&B, blues, jazz, and country. Its name is derived from the initials of its defunct parent company, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). RCA Records was fully acquired by Bertelsmann in 1987, making it a part of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and became a part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment after the 2004 merger of BMG and Sony; it was acquired by the latter in 2008, after the dissolution of Sony/BMG and the restructuring of Sony Music. RCA Records is the second-oldest record label in American history, after sister label Columbia Records.
|Founded||January 1900 (as Consolidated Talking Machine Company)|
|Country of origin||United States|
The RCA catalogue includes records by influential artists such as Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte and Sam Cooke. As of 2021, the label's roster included Britney Spears, A$AP Rocky, Backstreet Boys, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Brown, Cage the Elephant, Miley Cyrus, Craig David, D'Angelo, Foo Fighters, the Strokes, Becky G, G-Eazy, Kirk Franklin, Childish Gambino, Martin Garrix, H.E.R, Enrique Iglesias, Kesha, Alicia Keys, Khalid, Kings of Leon, Normani, Pentatonix, P!nk, Mark Ronson, Shakira, SZA, Bryson Tiller, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Doja Cat, Three Days Grace, Walk the Moon, ZAYN and ATEEZ.