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XO (record label)

Canadian record label founded by the Weeknd / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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XO (also known as XO Records)[1][2] is a Canadian record label founded by singer the Weeknd, his managers Wassim Slaiby and Amir "Cash" Esmailian, and his creative director La Mar Taylor.[3] Slaiby also serves as the label's CEO.[4] As of 2012, it operates as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, and is distributed through Republic Records.[5]

Quick facts: XO, Parent company, Founded, Founder, Status...
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded2011; 12 years ago (2011)
Distributor(s)Republic Records
Country of originCanada

The label's current acts include the Weeknd, Belly, Nav and Chxrry22. The label has had six projects debut at number one on the Billboard 200: Beauty Behind The Madness, Starboy, My Dear Melancholy, Bad Habits, After Hours and Good Intentions, with the latter two both achieving this in the first half of 2020.[6]