THE X FACTOR's Astro & Marcus Canty Sign to EPIC Records; Reunite with L.A. Reid

The two memorable contestants have both signed to Epic Records reuniting with their reality TV show coach and Epic Records Chairmman/CEO L.A. Reid. The two will join fellow contestant and team member Chris Rene and X-Factor winner Melanie Amaro at the label.


15-year-old Astro (Brian Bradley) and Marcus Canty have both officially joined Epic Records. They will both release their debut albums under the label, maybe even in 2012 as hinted at in a press release statement from Astro himself.

"I'm excited to continue my journey with L.A. Reid and his staff at the new Epic Records. The first time LA saw me he said I'd be a star, and I can't wait to get to work and prove him right. 2011 was Dope, but 2012 is gonna be Epic!" said Astro.

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The two contestants became household names during their respective runs on Simon Cowell's reality singing competition. They were both on L.A. Reid's team and the signing will indeed reunite the two with their mentor who helped coach and guide them on the TV program. X-Factor winner Melanie Amaro also joined Epic Records even though she was on Cowell's team and the rivalry was heated between both Simon and LA during the show.

"I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family. I am excited about working with my mentor L.A. Reid, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. This is history in the making, let's go!" said Canty.