Instead of inking a deal with Syco, the X Factor winner is working with RCA...
In a surprising X Factor twist, Matt Terry HASN’T been signed to Simon Cowell’s record label.
According to The Sun, the 23-year-old won’t be working with Syco. Instead, he’s inked a deal with Sony’s RCA.
Simon, 57, is reportedly happy with the decision. A source says: ‘Simon and Sony have had a think and believe that Matt is very much an artist in the mould of Olly Murs.
‘And to that end, they both believe he should be a label mate of Olly’s on RCA. Everyone is thrilled with Matt’s victory and how brilliantly the winner’s single is doing.’
A spokesperson has since confirmed: ‘Matt Terry is now part of the Sony Music Family,’ while Matt’s Tweeted: ‘So excited to announce I’ll be joining the @RCALabelGroupUK family 🙏🏽 Still can’t believe it ! [sic].’
This shock news comes after Matt’s fellow X Factor contestant Honey G revealed that she’d been signed to Syco – despite being eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Controversially, Honey – real name Anna Georgette Gilford – actually performed her debut single on Saturday’s live show.
She later shared a video message on Twitter, telling fans: ‘I’m going to be releasing my first single on the 23rd December and I’m shooting the video this week so I’m so excited. I’m just so happy.
‘I just hope everyone goes out, buys the single, supports it, we tear it up and we kill it, smash it. Bring on the album.’
As expected, this received mixed reactions. One fan responded: ‘Oh my gaaaad. I am defo buying the single. Honey G is the real deal!!!’ while an angrier viewer said: ‘So everyone was competing on xfactor to win a record deal yet Honey G was signed to one before the competition was even over????’
Luckily for Matt, he still looks set to ride high in the charts this week. His debut track When Christmas Comes Around is currently fighting Louis Tomlinson’s Just Hold On for the Christmas #1 spot.
Congratulations again, Matt!