The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a . Island Def Jam is the largest label in the world, with 400 artists on the label. Also incorporated into the venture was the staff, roster, and back catalog of Mercury Records, which was then dismantled (though it was revived in 2007). The Island and Def Jam imprints, meanwhile, continue to operate as their own respective labels underneath the larger IDJMG umbrella. The company also encompasses Lost Highway and formally Stolen Transmission.

Some of the most notable acts on the Island Def Jam Music Group roster include Jon Bon Jovi, Sugababes, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nas, LL Cool J, Def Leppard, The Killers, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, The Rocket Summer, Melissa Etheridge, Hoobastank, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Jagged Edge, Jon McLaughlin, Lionel Richie, Sum 41, Rihanna, Babyface, Utada, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The-Dream, and Saliva.

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