Kidinakorner

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Kidinakorner
KIDinaKORNER.jpg
Parent company Interscope Geffen A&M Records
Founded 2011
Founder Alexander Grant
Distributor(s) Interscope Geffen A&M
(US)
Universal Music Distribution
(WW)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website Kidinakorner.com

Kidinakorner (stylized as KIDinaKORNER) is an American record company founded in 2011 by British music producer and songwriter Alexander "Alex da Kid" Grant. The company houses a record label, music publishing, commercial production and a marketing agency. The company is home to several prominent acts in the music industry, including Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors.

Record label[edit]

In 2010, Alexander "Alex da Kid" Grant founded Wonderland Entertainment, a publishing and production company.[1] On August 10, 2010, it was revealed he had signed American singer-songwriter Skylar Grey, to a publishing deal.[2][3][4] On June 1, 2011, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, announced Grant signed a joint venture deal to launch his label imprint, KIDinaKORNER.[5][6] The announcement came after Grant produced three of 2010's biggest singles, namely "Airplanes", "Love the Way You Lie and "Coming Home", as well as 2011's "I Need a Doctor". On June 14, 2011, KIDinaKORNER released Skylar Grey's debut single, titled "Dance Without You," via digital distribution.[7]

In November 2011, Grant signed American rock band Imagine Dragons and in 2012, released their debut album, Night Visions.[8][9] Night Visions, included the certified-diamond single "Radioactive", which spent a record-setting 87 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[10] In January 2013, British singer-songwriter Jamie N Commons, signed a record deal with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.[11][12] In 2015, KIDinaKORNER released X Ambassadors debut, VHS, which was certified gold by the RIAA.

Marketing[edit]

After partnering with brands like Jeep, Target, and Budweiser, KIDinaKORNER entered into joint venture with WPP, one of the largest marketing and communications companies in the world, to build marketing campaigns centered around music.

Artists[edit]

Act Year
signed
Releases
under the label
Skylar Grey 2010 4
Imagine Dragons 2011 6
Jamie N Commons 2013 1
X Ambassadors 3

Releases[edit]

List of releases, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Artist Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US AUS CAN GER IRL NZ SWE SWI UK
Skylar Grey The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey
Imagine Dragons Continued Silence
  • Released: February 14, 2012 (US)[13]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
40 86 20
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
  • Released: September 4, 2012 (US)[14]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 4 3 6 3 5 7 9 2
  • US: 2,243,000[10]
  • CAN: 179,000[15]
  • World: 4,000,000
Imagine Dragons Hear Me
  • Released: November 25, 2012 (UK)[24]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Imagine Dragons The Archive EP
  • Released: February 12, 2013 (US)[25]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: Digital download
134
Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway
  • Released: March 5, 2013[26]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
X Ambassadors Love Songs Drug Songs
  • Released: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Imagine Dragons iTunes Session
  • Released: May 28, 2013 (US)[27]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: Digital download
56
Skylar Grey Don't Look Down
  • Released: July 9, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 25
Skylar Grey iTunes Session
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
X Ambassadors The Reason
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: Digital download
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
  • Released: February 17, 2015[28]
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 4 1 3 6 4 21 3 1
  • RIAA: Gold
  • BPI: Gold
X Ambassadors VHS
  • Released: June 30, 2015
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Skylar Grey Natural Causes
  • Released: September 23, 2016
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
68 68
Imagine Dragons Evolve
  • Released: June 23, 2017
  • Label: Interscope, KidinaKorner
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Da Kid: From Football To Music Recording -". www.soundonsound.com. 
  2. ^ "Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Talks Eminem's 'Lie,' Rihanna's New Album". 
  3. ^ "Who Is Skylar Grey?Name Change, Signs with Alex Da Kid". Complex UK. 
  4. ^ "Alex Da Kid: From Football To Music Recording -". www.soundonsound.com. 
  5. ^ Records, Interscope. "Hitmaking Super Producer Alex Da Kid Signs With Interscope Records for Launch of His KIDinaKORNER Label". www.prnewswire.com. 
  6. ^ "Hitmaking Super Producer Alex Da Kid Signs With Interscope Records for Launch of His KIDinaKORNER Label". article.wn.com. 
  7. ^ "Dance Without You - Single by Skylar Grey on Apple Music". iTunes. 
  8. ^ "Hip Hop Producer Alex Da Kid Becomes The Creative Force Guiding Rock Band, Imagine Dragons!". Cliz Beats. 21 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Alex Da Kid On Discovering Imagine Dragons And Crafting Tracks For Rihanna, Eminem, U2 « American Songwriter". 10 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Trust, Gary (February 19, 2014). "Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "JAMIE N COMMONS SIGNS WITH KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS DESPERATION EP TO BE RELEASED MARCH 5TH - Clizbeats.com". 30 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jamie N Commons Signs New Deal". 
  13. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Continued Silence EP – Imagine Dragons". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "The Vision – Imagine Dragons". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ Bliss, Karen (January 10, 2014). "Canada's Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Imagine Dragons". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Albums Chart – 12/21/2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Imagine Dragons" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Imagine Dragons)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Veckolista Album – Vecka 30, 24 juli 2014" (select "Föreg" to access chart issue) (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  21. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Imagine Dragons)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Canadian certifications – Imagine Dragons". Music Canada. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart – 10 March 2014". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Hear Me – EP by Imagine Dragons". iTunes Store. Apple. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  25. ^ "The Archive – EP by Imagine Dragons". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Rumble and Sway - EP by Jamie N Commons on Apple Music". iTunes. 
  27. ^ "iTunes Session – EP by Imagine Dragons". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Smoke + Mirrors - Imagine Dragons - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  29. ^ "Top 50 Albums Chart". hitsdailydouble. HITS Digital Ventures. December 18, 2015. Archived from the original on December 19, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015. 
  30. ^ "2015 Nielsen Mid-Year Music Canada Report" (PDF). Nielsen. p. 2. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  31. ^ Jones, Alan (February 23, 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Imagine Dragon's Smoke & Mirrors LP reaches No.1 with sales of 25,675". Music Week. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

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