Liam Payne Republic Records Deal Announced
Liam Payne has signed with Republic Records, it was announced on Monday. This is in addition to his deal with Capitol Records.
As Gossip Cop has reported, One Direction is currently on hiatus, and various members of the group are exploring solo careers. Back in July, Payne revealed he signed a deal with Capitol Records UK. Now the British star has a new U.S./North America record deal with Republic as well.
Payne’s manager Simon Oliveira says in a statement, “With Republic’s track record of launching powerhouse talent in the U.S. including superstars like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Lorde, and countless others, I am more than confident we have assembled the best possible team alongside Capitol’s UK label to launch and shepherd Liam’s solo career.”
Monte Lipman, the Republic Records co-founder and CEO, further says, “Being a member of the most successful group of the last decade, Liam has a tremendous opportunity to make an even greater impact on pop culture. We’re honored by Liam’s decision to join Republic Records, and have extremely high expectations for his solo career.”
That said, there is still no news about a debut solo album, or even a first single. Payne has also not personally commented yet about the Republic deal. Gossip Cop will update when he does.
UPDATE: Payne tweeted on Monday night, “Amazing to have signed to @RepublicRecords I am celebrating as I tweet thank you so much for accepting me to your roster of amazing artists.”