XL Recordings is a British independent record label founded in 1989. It was originally founded as an offshoot of the label Beggars Banquet for dance and rave music.
Through performers and acts, such as The Prodigy and SL2 XL was back in the early 1990s, very successful.
Since the late 1990s, other genres, such as freak -folk, alternative rock and hip-hop are represented on the label, by artists such as Lemon Jelly, Adele, Devendra Banhart, Basement Jaxx, The White Stripes, Peaches, Dizzee Rascal, MIA, Ratatat, Tapes' n Tapes, Be your own PET, and RJD2.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead released his first solo album, The Eraser, in July 2006 on XL Recordings. After Radiohead released their album In Rainbows for the time being in October 2007 as a download only, they signed in November also signed a contract with XL Recordings.
In October 2012, the label announced that the album 21 from Adele to date 18 million was sold again and that XL by 2011 sales of 181 million U.S. dollars ( 2010: 36 million) made .