Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group. It was founded in 1888, evolving from an earlier enterprise, the American Graphophone Company—successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in recorded sound, being the second major record company to produce recorded records as opposed to cylinders.
The artists signed to Columbia Records currently include Beyoncé, The Script, Adele, One Direction, Passion Pit, Calvin Harris, Juicy J, Daft Punk, Ella Henderson, Céline Dion, Little Mix, T.I., J. Cole, Train, the Neighbourhood, MKTO, Rita Ora, Pharrell Williams, and the casts of Fox's hit television shows Glee and Empire. In 2012 Columbia Records had the highest label share in Adult Contemporary radio in the US, it was also ranked the number-one AC label that year.
Victoria's involvement with ColumbiaEdit
She released all three albums featuring her music with Columbia, but as of August 19, 2014, has left Columbia Records to persue Eye Candy, but will release new music in the coming years. It is unknown if she will continue to release music with Columbia or release it under a different label.