X Factor 2011: LA Reid, Chris Rene, Marcus Canty, and Astro

Turns out that Chris Rene isn’t the only LA Reid protege landing record deals at Epic Records. Reid has also inked deals with former X Factor hopefuls Marcus Canty and Astro at the same label covering Melanie Amaro. Allegedly, when asked to sign his paperwork, Astro crossed his arms and said he shouldn’t even have to sign the papers and proceeded to mumble his way through another song. I kid, I kid. Mostly.

Both singers released statements to share the good news with fans:

“I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family,” Marcus said. “I am excited about working with my mentor L.A. Reid, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. This is history in the making, let’s go!”

“I’m excited to continue my journey with L.A. Reid and his staff at the new Epic Records. The first time L.A. saw me he said I’d be a star, and I can’t wait to get to work and prove him right. 2011 was Dope, but 2012 is gonna be Epic,” Astro’s statement read.

Congrats to all the singers from X Factor USA who have made the big move to a record deal. We can’t wait to find out who gets signed next. Who do you want to see get a deal?

Source: Access Hollywood


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