Liam Payne has signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records. The One Direction singer announced the news on Twitter on Thursday.
He tweeted, “Happy to have signed to @CapitolUK. They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps.” Payne added in a second tweet, “One direction will always be my home and family but I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings.”
The announcement comes just weeks after it was confirmed Harry Styles had signed his own solo deal with Sony. At the time, it was reported that the move did not signify the end of One Direction. In fact, our respected insider said the guys still plan to reunite down that road.
Just when that will be, though, remains unclear. Initially it was said their hiatus would last for a year or possibly 18 months. The group is well into the break now, and no future plans for the band have been revealed. It’s also unknown when Payne and Styles intend to release solo music.
As Gossip Cop reported, Payne previously downplayed leaked material in April, insisting as ong with Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa was not his “single.” Rather, the British star said the track was a demo he merely created for others. But Payne has been said to be spending his time off from 1D songwriting, and now it looks like fans will finally get to hear what he’s been up to.
by Shari Weiss