‘The X Factor’ contestants may not have won the grand prize, but they won the hearts of millions of fans! They officially have a record deal and will release an album in 2013, it was announced on Jan. 9.
Simon Cowell was shocked when his group Emblem3 was eliminated on The X Factor, but he must have faith in the band because he has signed them to a recording deal with Syco Music and Columbia Records. They will release their debut album sometime in 2013. We can’t wait!
The band, which consists of brothers Wesley, 19, and Keaton Stromberg, 16, and their childhood friend Drew Chadwick, 20, is already in the studio recording their album!
The album will be a collaborative process with some of the best names in the music business like Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk, Kool Kojak, Rami Yacoub and many more — producers and songwriters who have worked with One Direction, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha.
Welsey Speaks Out On The Signing News
Wesley says in a press release: “With our new teammates at Columbia and Syco and along with Savan, I hope we can not only produce some empowering tunes, but also impact other people in a positive way and maybe help brighten things up a bit. Music is all we’ve ever wanted to do — and this is what we love to do.”
“Simon Cowell was an excellent mentor and we were proud to have him as ours. We hope to keep a good relationship alive with him not only as business partners but as friends,” he added.
Simon, who founded Syco Music, says, “Wesley, Drew and Keaton are complete stars. They have a great attitude, are fun and genuinely love music. They deserve this and I’m really pleased we are continuing working together.”
So HollywoodLifers, will you buy Emblem3’s album?
— Dory Larrabee
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