It’s a good day for former singing-show contestants: “X Factor” girl group Fifth Harmony and “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope have both just scored record deals.
Fifth Harmony may not have won “Factor,” but the five-member girl group has just been signed to “Factor” mentor Simon Cowell’s Syco Music imprint at former judge L.A. Reid’s Epic Records.
“I knew from the girls’ first performance at judges’ homes in Miami that we’d done the right thing,” Cowell said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The chemistry between the Fifth Harmony girls both on- and offstage is fantastic. They are really great girls, who have become best friends. They’re great fun to be around, and most importantly, they are all incredibly talented.”
Their album will be executive-produced by Julian Bunetta, who has worked with previous Cowell acts like One Direction and Leona Lewis.
Fifth Harmony are in good company: Fellow “Factor” group Emblem3 have also been scooped up by Cowell. Earlier this month, they were signed to Syco Music and Columbia Records (where they join boy-band superstars 1D). They will work with 1D hitmaker Savan Kotecha on their debut release.
As for Pope, well, she just nabbed herself a spot on the Republic Nashville roster. Pope competed on Blake Shelton’s team before winning the entire competition back in December. Before winning “The Voice,” Pope was the lead singer of pop/punk outfit Hey Monday . Further details about her album release have yet to be confirmed.
“I am so excited to be joining the very talented Republic Nashville family,” she said in a statement. “I am so passionate about my music and I couldn’t be more excited to have this amazing team to back me as I embark on this next chapter in my career.”
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