labelmate

noun
la·​bel·​mate | \ ˈlā-bəl-ˌmāt How to pronounce labelmate (audio) \

Definition of labelmate

: a singer or musician who records for the same company as another

Examples of labelmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web NCT Dream are now just the 14th K-pop act to enter the Artist 100 chart, following in line with their labelmates in NCT 127 (who peaked at No. 6 in June this year) and the overall, larger NCT collective (that has peaked at No. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "NCT Dream Score Best U.S. Sales Week to Date, Artist 100 Chart Debut," 11 Aug. 2019 From supportive sticky notes to sleepy selfies and secret comeback references, the Big Hit labelmates have shown their love and admiration for each other time and time again, but their latest interaction might be the cutest one yet. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "TXT's Yeonjun Addressed BTS Member Jimin's Cute Nickname for the Junior Group," 30 Mar. 2020 The clip features people singing along to the song, including BIGBANG's Taeyang, co-2NE1 member Dara, former YG labelmate Lee Hi, Wonder Girls' Sohee, Ricky Thompson, Grimes, and numerous others. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "CL Releases First New Solo Songs in 3 Years: Listen to '+ DONE161201+' & '+ REWIND170205+'," 4 Dec. 2019 They will also be joined by their former labelmates Epik High, who are performing at Coachella for the second time. Tara Edwards, refinery29.com, "K-Pop Is Poised To Make A, Ahem, Big Bang At Coachella," 14 Jan. 2020 Their entertainment labelmates Blackpink became the first women in a K-pop group to be invited to the festival in 2019. Tara Edwards, refinery29.com, "K-Pop Is Poised To Make A, Ahem, Big Bang At Coachella," 14 Jan. 2020 Kylie joins labelmate Vance Joy (Nation of Two) as the only homegrown artists to lead the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Kylie Minogue, Drake Lead Australia's Charts," 16 Apr. 2018 Taylor has lined up gigs helming visuals for labelmates Pusha T, Big Sean, and Desiigner. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Teyana Taylor on The Album and why she's 'ready to get sh— done' on her own," 23 Oct. 2019 Some arena-sized K-Pop acts like Twice (headlining the Forum on July 17) are still unsigned by U.S. labels, and emerging acts like TXT (labelmates of BTS at Big Hit Entertainment in Seoul) could be up next. August Brown, Detroit Free Press, "K-Pop is storming U.S. record biz, but can it fully cross over?," 5 July 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Labelmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labelmate. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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