X Factor Contestant Update: Emblem3 Signs With Simon Cowell’s Label!
Good news, friends with X Factor bennies. Our favorite troop of bros are about to become next-level famous. That's right, Simon Cowell has signed Emblem3 to his label, Syco Music — which he co-owns with Sony — after their hugely successful run on everyone's favorite music competition.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and their kinda-sorta brother, Drew Chadwick, are already hard at work on their debut album, which is slated to be released sometime in 2013. One more reason this is going to be the best year ever!
"They have a great attitude, are fun, and genuinely love music," Simon says. "They deserve this and I'm really pleased we are continuing working together." The band boys are stoked too — Wes adds that he wants Emblem3 to create "empowering tunes" that will "impact other people in a positive way and maybe help brighten things up a bit."
Shouldn't be too hard, considering that these dudes are working with One Direction lyricists Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden, The Cardigans' Peter Svensson and Kool Kojak, as well as The X Factor's vocal coach Savan Kotecha — in other words, the best of the best.
"I was so impressed by the talent and energy of the Emblem3 boys that I had to work with them," Kotecha says. "I'm looking forward to helping them fulfil their creative vision and working with the amazing Syco and Columbia team who, in my opinion, are the best in the business."
Color us excited! Actually, color us with a tramp stamp that says "YOLO."