15-year-old X Factor contestant, Astro, has signed a new record deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records. Astro joins X Factor winner Melanie Amaro, as well as contestants Chris Rene and Marcus Canty who are also on the label.
“I’m excited to continue my journey with L.A. Reid and his staff at the new Epic Records,” said Astro. “The first time L.A. saw me he said I’d be a star, and I can’t wait to get to work and prove him right. 2011 was Dope, but 2012 is gonna be Epic!”
Back in December, he spoke to MTV News of his dream deal, “I just want to be in a place where I’m comfortable 100 percent. I just want to be able to release my music, do my movies, [and] everything is fair. I just want to be able to have fun doing it. I don’t want music to be a job for me; I want it to be something I’m doing for fun. As long it’s not a job, then you’re straight.”
Looks like Astro is about to embark on an Astronomical career! Do you think he has what it takes?