News has surfaced today that X-Factor US winner Melanie Amaro is signed to Epic records with L.A. Reid alongside her as well as Simon Cowell. L.A. Reid is the Chairman/CEO of Epic Records. Winning X-Factor Melanie walked away with $5 Million and an “Iconic” Pepsi commercial.
Simon Cowell said:
“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.”
Melanie also said:
“I am so excited to start recording my debut album for Epic under the guidance of L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell,”
“This is a dream come true for me.”
This seems very phony to me. L.A. always had something negative to say about Melanie on the show, but it seems like it was a part of his game. For some reason I have a feeling that L.A. put up a battle to have Melanie on Epic Records. As L.A. Reid is behind the success of a lot of stars today, hopefully he will give Melanie the right guidance. Regardless we are still very happy and proud for Melanie Amaro!