Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947.
The label was founded by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, both avid music fans and record enthusiasts.
Over its first 20 years of operation, Atlantic Records earned a reputation as one of the most important American recording labels, specializing in jazz, R&B, and soul recordings by African-American musicians.
After a few years, Atlantic Records became the home of choice for legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Cher, Genesis, Cream and many more. With over 60 years of recorded music history, their passion for artistry in music continues today as a new generation of incredible artists including Bruno Mars, Coldplay, fun., Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monáe, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Hunter Hayes, and more continue to further the Atlantic Records legacy.