Republic Records now stands alone under UMG as one of the group's premier labels, alongside Interscope Records and Island Records. In 2012, Mediabase announced Republic Records was the top charting U.S label. Republic's best selling artists include Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and Lorde.
Relationship To Liam Payne
In October 2016, Republic Records announced Liam Payne had signed a record deal with them, and that they would represent him as his U.S label, while Capitol Records would serve as his United Kingdom representation.