Singer Liam Payne has signed a deal with Republic Records and has new music "coming soon".
The 23-year-old One Direction singer already has a huge contract in the UK with Capitol Records but has set his sights on breaking into the US as a solo artist, reported Female First.
The "History" hitmaker's manager, Simon Oliveira - the co-founder of Doyen Global, said of the signing, "With Republic's track record of launching powerhouse talent in the US including superstars like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Ariana Grade, Lorde and countless others, I am more than confident we have assembled the best team alongside Capitol's UK label to launch and shepherd Liam's solo career."
Republic Records have also teased new music will be "coming soon" from the hunky pop star.
A statement made by the label, responsible for helping to launch the careers of Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and James Bay, said, "A driving force of One Direction with numerous key songwriting credits, he sold over 20 million albums worldwide as part of the group in addition to receiving six BRIT Awards, seven American Music Awards, 11 MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and 27 Teen Choice Awards.
"He kicks off his solo career with new music coming soon via an alliance with Capitol UK label, led by Nick Raphael.
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