Since Chris Blackwell first started Island Records in Jamaica in 1959, it has remained one of the world’s most legendary record labels and a coveted destination for new and established artists across genres. Its unique ethos has provided the platform for launching some of the biggest influential artists across the spectrum. Island staked its claim at the beginning of the musical revolution that shook the 1960s and ’70s, and continues that trend-spotting spirit of adventure.
Today, Island is home to a varied roster across the US and UK. Its unique ethos has provided the platform for launching some of the biggest artists from across the musical spectrum, including the UK launch of Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine, and Mumford & Sons, as well as the diverse and established roster on Island US which includes Shawn Mendes, Jessie Reyez, Demi Lovato, Skip Marley, Bon Jovi, The Killers, Elton John, Nick Jonas, Sabrina Carpenter, Sean Paul and many more.
Island Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the undisputed global music leader.