X Factor winner Matt Terry says ‘no’ to Simon Cowell and lands record deal with RCA
The X Factor UK winner (series 13) Matt Terry decided to be not guided by Simon Cowell in his career and said ‘no’ to the producer’s record label Syco.
The singer will reportedly release his music through Sony label RCA and declared on Twitter to be “so excited to announce I’ll be joining the @RCALabelGroupUK family. Still can’t believe it!”
In a statement, a Sony Music spokesman confirmed: “Matt Terry is now part of the Sony Music family.”
Matt’s debut single ‘When Christmas Comes Around’, written by Ed Sheeran, is currently at No.5 in the charts and many think he will be able to enjoy a Christmas No.1. The 23-year-old singer also plans to start work on his debut album.
Matt Terry (born 20 May 1993), worled as a waiter before entering The X Factor. At his first audition, he sang a cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me”, which earned him four yes’. Following the eliminations of Freddie Parker in week two and Ryan Lawrie in week seven, Terry became Scherzinger’s last remaining act in the competition.
He ended up in the bottom two on week 9 for the first time. He faced the sing-off against Emily Middlemas and remained in the competition after only Simon Cowell chose to send him home. Terry was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2016 on 11th December 2016, beating Saara Aalto to the title.