Capitol Records

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Capitol Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.wikipedia
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Johnny Mercer

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It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label "of note" in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs.
He was also a record label executive who co-founded Capitol Records with music industry businessman Buddy DeSylva and Glenn E. Wallichs.

Capitol Music Group

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Capitol Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.
It oversees handling of record labels assigned to UMG's Capitol Records division and was inherited from its acquisition of EMI's catalog (with the exception of Parlophone, which was sold to Warner Music Group (WMG) in 2013).

EMI

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Capitol was acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955.
Its labels included EMI Records, Parlophone, Virgin Records, and Capitol Records, which are now owned by other companies.

Buddy DeSylva

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It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label "of note" in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs.
He wrote or co-wrote many popular songs and along with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs, he founded Capitol Records.

Katy Perry

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Capitol Records Building

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The label's circular headquarter building in Hollywood is a recognized landmark of California.
Located just north of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the Capitol Records Tower houses the consolidation of Capitol Records' West Coast operations and is home to the recording studios and echo chambers of Capitol Studios.

Brian Wilson

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.

Everclear (band)

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales.

Wallichs Music City

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It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label "of note" in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs.
Owner Glenn E. Wallichs had started Capitol Records, along with Tin Pan Alley songsmith Johnny Mercer and ex-Paramount movie producer Buddy De Sylva from a small office on Vine Street in 1942, and moved to larger offices above the store in 1946.

The Beach Boys

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
After being turned down by Dot and Liberty, the Beach Boys signed a seven-year contract with Capitol Records.

Beastie Boys

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
A one-minute clip of Beastie was subsequently excerpted and licensed by the Beastie Boys for use in the "Egg Raid on Mojo" segment of the "Skills to Pay the Bills" long-form home video released by Capitol Records.

Sam Smith

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
Smith's debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, was released in May 2014 on Capitol Records UK.

Tori Kelly

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
In 2013, after Scooter Braun became her manager, Kelly signed with Capitol Records.

Universal Music Group

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Capitol Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.
In 2015, UMG's Capitol Records earned all the major Grammy Awards for the year, with Sam Smith receiving Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards and Beck winning Album of the Year.

Yellowcard

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
Shortly after releasing The Underdog EP, Yellowcard signed with Capitol Records, which was looking to sign pop punk groups at the time.

Queen Naija

Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
In June 2018, she released her second single, "Karma", this time as a signed artist to Capitol Records.

Steriogram

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
While recording at a rented beach house in 2002 they were contacted by a scout for American label Capitol Records, who had come upon their music video for "White Trash" on the website nzmusic.com, and were signed to Capitol Records later that year.

Jo Stafford

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The earliest recording artists included co-owner Mercer, Johnnie Johnston, Morse, Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Tex Ritter, Tilton, Paul Weston, Whiteman, and Margaret Whiting Capitol's first gold single was Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" in 1942.
After leaving the group in 1944, she recorded a series of pop standards for Capitol Records and Columbia Records.

Migos

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
The group later signed a deal with Motown and Capitol Records in February 2017, and followed up the latter album with Culture II in January 2018, giving the group their second number one album in the United States.

Jon Bellion

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
He is currently signed to Visionary Music Group and Capitol Records.

Beck

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
A fierce bidding war ensued, with Geffen Records A&R director Mark Kates signing Beck in December 1993 amid intense competition from Warner Bros. and Capitol.

Les Baxter

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The label's other 1940s musicians included Les Baxter, Les Brown, Jimmy Bryant, Billy Butterfield, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Dinning Sisters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Mary Ford, Benny Goodman, Skitch Henderson, Betty Hutton, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Billy May, Les Paul, Alvino Rey, Andy Russell, Smilin' Jack Smith, Kay Starr, Speedy West, and Cootie Williams.
Baxter then turned to arranging and conducting for Capitol Records in 1950, and conducted the orchestra in two early Nat King Cole hits, "Mona Lisa" and "Too Young".

Paul McCartney

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Capitol's roster includes Paul McCartney, NF, Everclear, Third World Don, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Steriogram, Halsey, The Beach Boys, the Beastie Boys, Neil Diamond, Luscious Jackson, Eagles, Brian Wilson, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold, Don Henley, Yellowcard, Sam Smith, Sparklehorse, Migos, Emeli Sandé, Troye Sivan, NCT 127, Marcy Playground, Calum Scott, Tori Kelly, Queen Naija, Jon Bellion, and SuperM.
On 20 June 2018, McCartney released two songs, "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me", from his album Egypt Station, which was released on 7 September through Capitol Records.

Martha Tilton

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On April 6, 1942, Mercer supervised Capitol's first recording session where Martha Tilton recorded the song "Moon Dreams".
Tilton had a major success from 1942-49 as one of the first artists to record for Capitol Records.

Margaret Whiting

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The earliest recording artists included co-owner Mercer, Johnnie Johnston, Morse, Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Tex Ritter, Tilton, Paul Weston, Whiteman, and Margaret Whiting Capitol's first gold single was Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" in 1942.
In 1942, Mercer co-founded Capitol Records and signed Margaret to one of Capitol's first recording contracts.