USA Today is reporting that “X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro has signed a deal with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records. Melanie won $5 million, the largest prize in television history, and is set to star in an iconic Pepsi commercial.
L.A. said in a statement:
“I joined The X Factor to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie. I am pleased that she is now signed to Epic Records because I believe we have only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom.”
Simon Cowell added:
“We all agreed that Epic would be the right fit for Melanie. L.A. made it clear that he wanted the opportunity to work with her and with his track record, you can’t say no to that.”
“I am so excited to start recording my debut album for Epic under the guidance of L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell,” says Melanie, “This is a dream come true for me.”