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Syco Music
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded May 2002
Founder Simon Cowell
Distributor(s) Sony Music Entertainment

(in the UK & US)

Genre Various
Country of origin United Kingdom

Syco Music, also known as Syco Records, is a British record label founded by Simon Cowell in 2002. It is a subsidiary of Syco Entertainment.

ArtistsEdit

Current artistsEdit

As of July 2014, 31 artists are signed to Syco.


  • Alex & Sierra (joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Melanie Amario (joint U.S. deal with Epic Records)
  • Sam Bailey
  • Bars and Melody
  • Susan Boyle (full UK deal and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Collabro
  • Rachel Crow (joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records in association with Nick Records)
  • Emblem3
  • Jackie Evancho (full UK deal and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (joint UK deal with RCA Records and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Fifth Harmony (joint U.S. deal with Epic Records)
  • Forte
  • Tamera Foster
  • Ben Haenow
  • Ella Henderson (full UK deal and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Il Divo
  • Andrew Johnston
  • Labrinth
  • Little Mix (full UK deal and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Bea Miller (joint U.S. deal with Hollywood Records)
  • Olly Murs (joint UK deal with Epic Records and joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • One Direction (full UK deal and joint U.S deal with Columbia Records)
  • Ryan O'Shaughnessy
  • Molly Rainford
  • Chris Rene (joint U.S. deal with Epic Records)
  • Carly Rose Sonenclar (joint U.S. deal with Columbia Records)
  • Tate Stevens (joint U.S. deal with RCA Records)
  • Union J (joint UK deal with Epic Records)
  • Mayra Verónica (full UK deal and joint U.S deal with Ultra Music)
  • Diamond White (U.S.)

Former artistsEdit

  • Steve Brookstein (2004–05)
  • JAT (2004–05)
  • Gareth Gates (2002–06)
  • Angelis (2006–07)
  • Bianca Ryan (2006–08)
  • George Sampson (2008)
  • Leon Jackson (2007–09)
  • Same Difference (2007–09)
  • Rhydian Roberts (2007–10)
  • Paul Potts (2007–10)
  • Escala (2008–10)
  • Shayne Ward (2005–11)
  • Joe McElderry (2009–11)
  • Westlife (2002–11)
  • Matt Cardle (2010–12)
  • Ronan Parke (2011–12)
  • Alexandra Burke (2008–12)
  • Cher Lloyd (2010–13)
  • Loveable Rogues (2012–13)
  • Leona Lewis (2006–14)
  • Jonathan and Charlotte (2012–14)
  • James Arthur (2012–14)

Number-one singlesEdit

Artist Single Year Countries
Gareth Gates Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake) 2002 UK, NED, NOR, SWE, DEN
Westlife Unbreakble UK, IRL
Westlife Tonight 2003 IRL
Gareth Gates featuring The Kumars Spirit in the Sku UK
Westlife Mandy UK, IRL
JAT I Want It That Way 2004 UK, AUS, AUT, CAN, FRA, GER, IRL, JPN, SPA, US
Shayne Ward That's My Goals 2005 UK, IRL
Westlife You Raise Me Up UK, IRL
JAT Do What U Like AUS, FRA, NZ
JAT Promises CAN, IRL, SPA
JAT It Only Takes a Minute CAN, IRL
JAT I Found Heaven JPN
JAT A Million Love Songs UK, AUS, AUT, CAN, FRA, GER, IRL, JPN, US, (47 other countries)
JAT Once You've Tasted Love IRL
Shayne Ward No Promises 2006 IRL
Leona Lewis A Moment Like This UK, IRL
Leona Lewis Bleeding Love 2007 UK, AUS, AUT, CAN, GER, IRL, NZ, SUI, US
Westlife The Rose UK, IRL
Shayne Ward If That's Ok with You IRL
Leon Jackson When You Believe UK, IRL
Leona Lewis Run 2008 UK, AUT, IRL
Alexandra Burke Hallelujah UK, IRL, SCO
Alexandra Burke Bad Boys 2009 UK, IRL, SCO
The X Factor Finalists 2009 You Are Not Alone UK, IRL, SCO
Joe McElderry The Climb UK, IRL, SCO
Jackie Evancho O Mio Babbino Caro 2010 US Class
Helping Haiti Everybody Hurts UK, IRL
Olly Murs Please Don't Let Me Go UK
Alexandra Burke All Night Long IRL
The X Finalists 2009 Heroes UK, IRL, SCO
Alexandra Burke Start With You UK, SCO
Matt Cardle When We Collide UK, IRL, SCO
Cher Lloyd Swagger Jagger 2011 UK, SCO
Jackie Evancho featuring Barbra Streisand Somewhere US Class
Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips a Beat UK, GER, POL, SWI
One Direction What Makes You Beautiful UK, IRL, MEX, SCO
Olly Murs Dance with Me Tonight UK, SCO
The X Factor Finalists 2011 featuring JLS and One Direction Wishing on a Star UK, IRL, SCO
Little Mix Cannonball UK, IRL, SCO
Chris Rene Young Homie 2012 NZ
Little Mix Wings UK, IRL, SCO
One Direction Live While We're Young IRL, NZ
Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida Troublemaker UK, HUN, SCO
One Direction Little Things UK, SCO
Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé Beneath Your Beautiful UK, IRL, SCO
James Arthur Impossible UK, IRL, POL, SCO, SPA
One Direction One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) 2013 UK, DEN, IRL, POL, NL, SCO
Olly Murs Dear Darlin' AUT
One Direction Story of My Life DEN, FIN, IRL, NZ
Sam Bailey Skyscraper UK, IRL, SCO
Ella Henderson Ghost 2014 UK, IRL, SCO
Ben Haenow Something I Need UK, SCO