RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 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, electronic, 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 Records. RCA’s Canadian unit (formerly Berliner Gramophone Canada) is Sony’s oldest label in Canada. It was one of only two Canadian record companies to survive the Great Depression.
Artists currently signed to RCA Records include Britney Spears, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Usher, Charlie Wilson, R. Kelly, Enrique Iglesias, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Kesha, Chris Brown, D’Angelo, Pink, Pitbull and Zayn.