Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Brian “Astro” Bradley Performs on The X Factor Week 6, November 2, 2011

Both Chris Rene and Brian Bradley, aka Astro, have finally found the time to scratch out a signature each for Epic Records, L.A. Reid’s mega-label. Astro, cocky as ever, declared that the deal “is five years in the making,” while the comparatively humble Rene gushed that he’s “dreamt about this moment my whole life[.]”

Presumably, both superstars-to-be will spend at least some time under the tutelage of L.A. Reid, whom Rene characterizes as “a great man.” And yeah, we can imagine Rene getting along with everyone at Epic, but you’ll have to forgive us if we’re already imagining the Astro-versus-upper management skirmishes to come!

Congrats to them both!

Sources: NY Daily News, Entertainment Weekly

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