Mosley Music Group

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Mosley Music Group
Mosley Music Group logo.jpg
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 2006
Founder Timbaland
Distributor(s) Epic Records
(in the US)
Sony Music Entertainment
(Worldwide)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States

Mosley Music Group is a record label created by producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosley. Founded in 2006, the imprint was formerly distributed exclusively by Interscope Geffen A&M until 2014 when Timbaland made a new joint venture with L.A. Reid at Epic Records which is under Sony Music Entertainment.

The label's roster includes OneRepublic, Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson, and Timbaland himself.

History[edit]

The label was created after Timbaland's former label, Beat Club Records, folded. The first album release from MMG, Nelly Furtado's Loose, went on to be certified platinum. The label's second release was Timbaland's own second album Shock Value. MMG's third release was OneRepublic's debut album Dreaming Out Loud on November 20, 2007, from which the single "Apologize" featuring Timbaland hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The week ending November 10, 2007, "Apologize" was the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of Top 40 radio in North America, racking up an astounding 10,331 spins beating the previous record held by Nelly Furtado's hit "Promiscuous".[1] In February 2008 SoundScan data reported that "Apologize" was one of only two songs in history to sell 3 million digital downloads.[2]

After nearly ten years with Interscope Records, Timbaland moved distribution to Epic Records in November 2014. The move to the new label was due to his involvement in the success of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album Xscape. Most of the artists signed to Mosley Music Group will have their future recordings handled by Epic with the exception of OneRepublic, who will remain at Interscope.[3]

Artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]


Releases[edit]

Title Chart positions
U.S. U.K. Europe France Australia Canada New Zealand Germany Italy
Loose 1 4 1 5 4 1 1 1 3
Shock Value 5 2 1 13 1 2 4 5 13
Dreaming Out Loud 14 2 4 76 4 24 3 7 29
Scream 10 70 13
In a Perfect World... 4 22 23 13 16 28 49
Waking Up 21 29 58 19
Shock Value 2 36 25 73 35 16 36 15 56
No Boys Allowed 11
The Spirit Indestructible 79 46 18 3 36
Native 4 9 52 8 12 12 4 31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timbaland/OneRepublic Shatter Top 40 Radio Airplay Record - re> LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Mitchell, Gail. "Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group Is Joining Forces With L.A. Reid (Thanks to Michael Jackson)". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  4. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009-12-09). "Timbaland Teams With Dr. Dre To Introduce Detroit MC Hayes". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ by User (2014-02-05). "Home". OneRepublic. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009-09-16). "Timbaland's Shock Value 2 Inspired By 'Twilight'". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.