Fueled by Ramen

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Fueled by Ramen
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Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1996
Founder John Janick, Vinnie Fiorello
Distributor(s) Atlantic Group (in the US), Warner International (outside of the US)
Genre Various[1]
Country of origin United States
Location New York, New York
Official website fueledbyramen.com

Fueled by Ramen is an American record label which operates as a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, and is distributed by Atlantic Records. The label, founded in Gainesville, Florida, is now based in the city of New York. Allmusic has called it one of the "epicenters of the emo pop movement".

History[edit]

John Janick initially conceived of the label while attending high school, but it was not until he enrolled at the University of Florida in Gainesville and teamed up with Less Than Jake drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello that Fueled by Ramen became a reality.[2] The name of the label was inspired by only being able to afford a diet of inexpensive ramen noodles at the time, due to having invested most of their money into making records.

In 1998, Fueled by Ramen released a self-titled EP from Jimmy Eat World, a five-song collection that proved a breakthrough for both the label and the Arizona-based band. With increased distribution demands and a rise in radio play, Fueled by Ramen set up its first real office space that same year in Tampa, Florida.[citation needed] Since then they have released albums including Fall Out Boy's 2003 album Take This to Your Grave which became a success for the label and it was eventually certified gold.

In 2004, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz introduced Fueled by Ramen to fellow Chicago pop rock outfit The Academy Is... who released their debut album Almost Here, the following year. Soon thereafter, Janick joined forces with Wentz to create Decaydance Records and released a series of albums from a disparate-sounding group of acts ranging from the alternative hip-hop of Gym Class Heroes to the indie-pop combo The Hush Sound. In September 2005, Decaydance and Fueled By Ramen released A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, the RIAA double platinum-certified debut album from Las Vegas' Panic! at the Disco.

In 2007, the label opened an office in midtown Manhattan and that same year Paramore's album Riot! debuted in the top 20 of the US Billboard 200, was certified gold and has recently gained platinum status. Panic! at the Disco's second album Pretty. Odd. achieved similar success, debuting at number #2 on Billboard 200 chart, selling over 139,000 copies its first week, also has recently gained platinum success. Later in 2009 Paramore's third studio album Brand New Eyes debuted at #2, selling 175,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling album in the label's history.

Artists signed to Fueled by Ramen[edit]

This list was compiled based on information found on the Fueled by Ramen website[3] and the label's discography.

Active artists[edit]

Inactive artists[edit]

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