He may not have won X Factor, but that doesn't mean Chris Rene is going anywhere!
The reality competition finalist made his debut performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, performing his single Young Homie, which you may remember he sang in his very first audition, while appearing alongside his mentor L.A. Reid!
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
With this guy's truly inspirational story - and his really authentic, natural talent - how can you NOT root for him?!
And it's so nice to hear him say this time around "nine months sober" instead of the "two months" he originally sang the first time we heard this!
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Chris!
We can't wait to see where your career takes you!
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He may not have won X Factor last season, but Chris Rene was talented enough to win himself a record deal Epic, and his debut single has been released!
Check out Young Homie, which you may recall was the original composition he performed during his audition for the reality competition (above)!
So cool to know what it sounded like then, and to hear how its changed now that it's been professionally recorded in the studio!
Such an incredible journey this guy's been on!
Congratulations, Chris! Can't wait to hear what else you've got in the works for us!
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Cher Lloyd is coming for that ass, America!
On BBC Breakfast this morning, the pop star announced that she had signed with L.A. Reid's Epic Records, and will be recording an album for the United States!
We love how much she's matured since X Factor! Good head on her shoulders, funny, and more beautiful than ever!
See you stateside, gurl!
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After what went down with Ciara and Jive Records, there was concern that gurlfriend would have some trouble getting signed to another label. Not so, as we've just learned from a very reputable source that C is thisclose to signing a deal with Epic Records.
Our source is none other than the man, myth and legend L.A. Reid, who tweeted out the momentous news just today. He posted:
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Excellent! Such a well-deserved accomplishment!
X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson has reportedly been signed to Epic Records and is set to begin work on her debut album, over a month after becoming the runner-up in the reality competition!
Sources close to the singer have revealed that the album will feature a variety of tracks in the same vein as Duffy or Corinne Bailey Rae, which we think will suit her PERFECTLY!
We can't wait to hear what you produce!
You're going to absolutely KILL it!
[Image via WENN.]
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It's only been a couple weeks since America's Got Talent crowned their most recent winner, but singer Michael Grimm has already signed a record deal with Epic Records.
The "boy from Mississippi" received a record number of votes for his rendition of When a Man Loves a Woman on the show's finale.
Grimm said that he's been waiting to "cut the album [he's] been wanting to cut," adding, "I know the genre, I know the route I want to go on this album, what it looks like, and smells like, and sounds like.
His solo album will be released in March 2011.
Will U run out and buy it??
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Tragic! He had so much waiting for him!
Siphiwo Ntshebe, a South African Tenor who was selected to sing the official anthem at the World Cup, has sadly died after suffering from acute bacterial meningitis.
Reports say that the young man contracted the disease about a week ago and was quickly taken to a hospital in Port Elizabeth for treatment. Sadly, there was nothing to be done.
Siphiwo would have had the great honor of singing Hope at the World Cup this June at the event's opening ceremony. He has also just finished recording an album for Epic Records, that was slated to be released after his performance.
Very sad. We send all of our condolences this his family and friends. We're very sorry for your loss.
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