Fueled by Ramen

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Fueled by Ramen LLC
Fueled by Ramen logotipo.png
Parent company Atlantic Records Group
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Founder
Distributor(s)
Genre Various rock genres[1]
Country of origin United States
Location New York, New York
Official website fueledbyramen.com

Fueled by Ramen LLC is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group with distribution from one of the company's main labels, Atlantic Records. The label, founded in Gainesville, Florida, is now based in New York City.

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][3] The name of the label was inspired by only being able to afford a diet of inexpensive ramen at the time, due to having invested most of their money into making records.

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 2006, Vinnie Fiorello left the label, citing disagreements in the direction of future signees and loss of passion in the music the label was investing itself in.[4]

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 a year later gained platinum status. Panic! at the Disco's second studio album Pretty. Odd. achieved similar success, debuting at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 139,000 copies its first week, and gaining platinum success. Later in 2016, Panic! at the Disco's fifth studio album Death of a Bachelor debuted at number 1, selling 196,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling album in the label's history.

       In 2012, Fueled by Ramen signed musical duo Twenty One Pilots. They released their label debut album Vessel in 2013 which included songs, "Ode To Sleep", "Holding onto you", "House of Gold", and "Car radio". In 2015, they released their album Blurryface, which included singles, "Tear in My Heart", "Fairly Local", "Stressed Out" and "Ride". The album peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard top 200 chart, and was certified triple platinum after selling over 1.5 million copies in the US. "Stressed Out" is the most viewed music video on Fueled by Ramen's youtube channel, reaching over 1 billion views.

Artists signed to Fueled by Ramen[edit]

This list was compiled based on information found on the Fueled by Ramen website[5] and the label's discography.

Active artists[edit]

Inactive artists[edit]

Artists on hiatus[edit]

Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ "Official Fueled By Ramen Biography" (PDF). FueledByRamen.com. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ Kimbel Bouwman, Interview with John Janick, HitQuarters, September 18, 2006, access-date=May 10, 2017
  4. ^ Punknews.org. "Vinnie talks about his departure from Fueled By Ramen". www.PunkNews.org. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Artists - Fueled By Ramen". Fueled By Ramen. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sharp, Tyler (10 November 2015). "Cobra Starship break up". Alternative Press. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

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