One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Signs with Epic Records | Variety
July 15, 2017 - one direction
Call it fifth and final: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has landed during Epic Records, fasten a register that includes DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, and French Montana. The singer’s understanding comes around Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, which, like Epic, falls underneath a Sony Music umbrella.
Fellow 1D members Harry Styles and Zayn Malik are also sealed to Sony — Columbia Records and RCA Records, respectively — while Niall Horan and Liam Payne are Universal Music Group artists (Capitol and Republic, respectively). It had previously been reported that Tomlinson would finish adult during RCA, though when Epic Records boss Sylvia Rhone listened Tomlinson’s strain — in sold a strain “Back To You” featuring Bebe Rexha — she campaigned for a project.
Now, Rhone tells Variety, “We are over gay to have Louis Tomlinson as an artist,” adding that his new strain “is a ideal overpass from his past to his future, and we are only as vehement as a fans to knowledge his tour and growth.”
“Back To You” is slated for recover on Jul 21. Earlier this year, Tomlinson was featured on a Steve Aoki lane “Just Hold On.”
One Direction is a singular child rope to have launched successful solo careers for mixed members. Styles, who stars in a Christopher Nolan film “Dunkirk,” attack theaters Jul 21, expelled a critically acclaimed entrance in May; Horan saw his understated “My Town” strech No. 20 on a Billboard Hot 100 in January, and now has “Slow Hands” climbing; Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” is No. 23 on a Buzz Angle Top Songs chart; and Malik reached No. 1 on a Hot 100 in Feb. 2016 with “Pillowtalk,” and his partnership with Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” appearance during No. 10 in March.
Epic has also seen an considerable fibre of radio hits in new weeks, with Khaled now occupying dual spots in a Top 5 — “I’m a One,” (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance a Rapper, Lil Wayne), and “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller — and French Montana bursting with “Unforgettable” (feat. Swae Lee).