2101 Records

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2101 Records
2101 Records.png
Founded 2010
Founder RedOne
Distributor(s) Capitol Music Group
(in the US & UK)
Virgin EMI Records
(other markets)
UMG Recordings
Genre Dance, pop, rock
Country of origin United States
Location Capitol Records Tower (Hollywood, California)
Official website 2101records.com
RedOne Records
Founded 2014
Founder RedOne
Genre Dance, pop, rock
Country of origin United States
Official website redone-records.com

2101 Records is an American record label founded by Moroccan-Swedish record producer RedOne in 2010. Previously an imprint under Universal Republic, 2101 Records now distributes music under Capitol Music Group. RedOne, the founder, operates as the primary producer for the label. Notable for creating works of dance music, the imprint has a roster of many successful pop music artists and upcoming new artists. In 2014, RedOne rebranded the label as RedOne Records.


2101 Records was founded in 2010 by record producer RedOne, as a joint venture with Universal Music Group.[1] On 1 August 2010, RedOne and 2101 Records inked a deal for distribution via Cash Money Records, new home for Mohombi,[2] whereas artist DJ Havana Brown and Dive Bella Dive were distributed via Island Records.[3] Priyanka Chopra Zander Bleck are distributed via Interscope Records[4][5] and 7Lions and Porcelain Black are distributed independently.

Although never releasing a full-length album, the imprint released When the Lights Go Out as its first mainstream extended play.

In February 2013, Ray De La Garza, formerly Vice President of Programming at Radio Disney, was appointed the new General Manager of 2101 Records.

On May 1, 2013 the label announced that it had signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group's Capitol Records.[6]


Disc jockey turned pop sensation, Havana Brown, won 2101 Records their first platinum single with "We Run The Night".[7] Additionally, Brown gained a number-one dance hit in the United States with "Big Banana".[8] Also releasing dance-pop tracks through the label, Porcelain Black, gained commercial success in American nightclubs with the top ten hit, "Naughty Naughty"[9] and a top forty hit with "This Is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like",[9] the latter gaining significant buzz for the singer and label.[10][11][12] Mohombi, who was the first artist signed to the label, gained a number-one hit across 14 countries with "Bumpy Ride".[7] The record reached double platinum in Sweden[13] and gold in Denmark,[14] making the labels first certifications in those countries. Although never releasing a full-length album since its inception, the label has released an EP and remix album; When the Lights Go Out (released through 2102 Records and Island) and an extended play maxi containing various remixes of "Naughty Naughty" by Porcelain Black.[15]

In 2012, RedOne worked with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on her debut single, "In My City". The single which features will.i.am made its debut on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network.[16]


2101 Records[edit]

Signed to 2101 through a joint deal with Island Records Australia, DJ Havana Brown released the label's first full-length album, achieved their first platinum single, and released various top ten dance hits in the United States.
Recording artists
  • RedOne - Grammy winning-producer and the founder of 2101 Records.

RedOne Records[edit]

A number of new artists were signed to the new rebranded label RedOne Records. Some earlier artists from 2101 Records are also listed with the new setup.

Events / Productions

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  2. ^ a b c Kennedy, Gerrick. "RedOne teams with Cash Money Records". Los Angeles Times. Eddy Hartenstein. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Bambridge, Fred (27 August 2011). "Introducing... Dive Bella Dive". It's All Indie. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bhushan, Nyay (25 August 2012). "Priyanka Chopra's First Single to Debut on NFL's 'Thursday Night Kickoff'". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Gundersen, Edna (25 January 2011). "Music producer RedOne achieves monster fame". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "RedOne’s 2101 Records, Capitol Sign Worldwide Partnership Deal". Billboard. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Jennifer Lopez Teams With RedOne's 2101 Records / Capitol Records To Release JLO's 10th Album Late 2013". PRNewswire. Los Angeles, California. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs – Week of January 19, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Dance/Club Play Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pop Diva Porcelain Black's Summer Party Playlist!". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. March 23, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ Stewart, Allison (March 29, 2011). "Singles file: Lady Gaga, Burial, Little Dragon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Porcelain Black". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Porcelain Black". Inked. Quadra Media. August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Veckolista Singlar - Vecka 7, 18 februari 2011". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). GLF. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Guld og platin 2010" (in Danish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Naughty Naughty (The Remixes) - EP by Porcelain Black". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  16. ^ Vijayakar, R. M. (14 September 2012). "Priyanka Chopra Unveils Music Single Launched on NFL". India-West. Ramesh Murarka. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Kennedy, Gerrick D. (8 May 2013). "Jennifer Lopez joins RedOne's label, issues 'Live It Up' single". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Dive Bella Dive Profile". 2101 Records Official Website. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  19. ^ Blessed, Jay (22 September 2011). "Soca Superstar KMC states "Soca music is not going to reach nowhere!"". JB. Jay Blessed Media. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "WHAT ROCK N ROLL LOOKS LIKE (Legal Title) BMI Work #12805980". Repertoire. Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "NAUGHTY NAUGHTY (Legal Title) BMI Work #13659087". Repertoire. Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c d "MOMMA FORGIVE ME (Legal Title) BMI Work #15254065". Repertoire. Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 2 June 2013.