VENDETTA RECORDS

HISTORY

Vendetta was an A&M Records imprint activated in 1988 and abandoned in mid-1990, probably as a result of the sale of A&M Records to PolyGram which initiated efforts to achieve cost savings. Five A&M Records employees in the New York office oversaw the release and promotion of 39 12-inch dance singles and one compilation album. The singles were all issued in generic sleeves.

SOURCES:
1. Major Labels Stepping Fast to Dance Beat (Vendetta Records). B. Coleman. Billboard,
    March 19, 1988.
2. A&M Folds 2-Year-Old Vendetta Dance Label. Variety, August 22, 1990.

VENDETTA ARTIST ROSTER

A - F G - M N - Z
Ale
Back to Back
Kristen Baio
Bang
Boys from Brazil
Michael Bow
Brat Pack
Clivilles & Cole
Crew Featuring Freedom Williams
Tony Ellis
Interaction
Jungle Wonz
Mark Kalfa
Knight Time
Denise Lopez
Nancy Martinez
Maurice & Da Posse
Reimy
Seduction
Shooting Party
Single Wonz
Tina B
28th Street Crew

TOP VENDETTA RECORDS ARTISTS
BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BY YEAR

Based on the year the recording peaked on the chart

YEAR SINGLES
1988 Denise Lopez (1 Top 40 and 1 Top 100)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record
    Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc.,
    2000.

CASHBOX CHART BY YEAR

YEAR ARTIST (SINGLES)
1988 Denise Lopez (1 Top 40, 1 Top 90)
1990 Bang (1 Top 80)

VENDETTA RECORDS STAFF

Thank you to all of the very talented members of the Vendetta Records family.

If your name does not appear in the list below, please send an e-mail and let us include you in the credits. Photos for the A&M Family Photo Album are always welcome! When you write, please include the years you worked at Vendetta/A&M and your job title or the name of the department where you worked. This information is also used to validate your registration for our A&M Family artists and staff contact list.

A - F G - M N - Z
Ernie Campagna Catherine Moore Larry Yasgar

VENDETTA RECORDS LABELS AND SLEEVES

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