3CG Records

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3CG Records
Founded October 2003
Founder Hanson
Distributor(s) Cooking Vinyl (in the UK)
ADA (in the USA)
Sony Music (in the rest of Asia)
Victor (in Japan)
PolyEast (in the Philippines)
Genre Pop rock
Country of origin United States
Official website http://www.hanson.net

3CG Records is an independent record label started by the pop/rock group Hanson in October 2003.[1] "3CG" is the acronym for "3 Car Garage", a reference both to the album Hanson released as a compilation of songs they had previously released independently (see MMMBop), before they had chart success, and to the building the band then used as a recording studio.

After huge success with Mercury Records, Hanson were transferred to Island Def Jam after the merger of PolyGram and Universal in 1999. With misunderstandings arising over their second studio release, the band created their own label.

Hanson released their third studio album, Underneath in 2004 on 3CG Records. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart in April 2004.

The band also released their fourth studio album, The Walk, through 3CG. In the UK, the record was released under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl on April 30, 2007, charting at #83. The Walk was released on July 24, 2007 in the United States and debuted at #4 on Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart and #56 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

On June 8, 2010, Hanson release their fifth studio album, Shout It Out in the United States, through 3CG Records. The album debuted at #30 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 through Billboard Digital Albums, and reached #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.[2]

On June 18, 2013, Hanson released Anthem, their sixth studio album, and the fourth released on 3CG.

Hanson have said in interviews that, at some point, they would like to sign other artists to 3CG Records.[3]

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  1. ^ "Biography for Taylor Hanson". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-10-17. Taylor Hanson Bio, 3CG Records formed in October 2003 
  2. ^ "Hanson - 'Shout It Out,' Album Info". Billboard. Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 'Shout It Out' Billboard Chart Positions 
  3. ^ - article

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