RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment (SME). It is one of SME's three flagship record labels, alongside Columbia Records and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, blues, jazz, and country. The company's name is derived from the initials of the label's former parent company, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It is the second oldest recording company in US history, after sister label Columbia.
Artists currently signed to RCA Records include Britney Spears, Bryson Tiller, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Aretha Franklin, Sia, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Van Morrison, Charlie Wilson, Monica, R. Kelly, Enrique Iglesias, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Kesha, Khalid, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, D'Angelo, Pink, Pitbull, Wizkid and Zayn Malik.
Relationship to One Direction
After exiting One Direction on March 25, 2015, Zayn Malik announced he would be signing with RCA Records as a solo artist, on July 29, 2015.
On June 7, 2017, it was reported by The Sun that Louis Tomlinson would also be signing with RCA, which would serve as his American label. However on July 14, it was confirmed he had signed with Epic Records.