Written by Melanie Burton, July 22, 2016

Liam Payne is now another ex-member of One Direction, after reportedly signing his own solo record deal. NOOO!

The 22-year-old singer has landed a contract with Capitol Records UK, and says he couldn’t be happier to be working with such an iconic label.

“I’m really happy to have signed to such a prestigious label as Capitol Records UK. Capitol Records has an amazing history stretching right back before even Frank Sinatra and I’m really looking forward to becoming part of their story,” he revealed in a statement.

“One Direction will always be my family; I’m now excited to show what I can do as a solo artist.”

Liam will be heading to the studio very soon to start working on his debut album, and Capitol are excited to have him on board.

President of Capitol Records UK Nick Raphael, says: “Capitol Records UK are incredibly excited to be working with Liam.

“It’s not often you get the chance to sign such a talented and ambitious 22 year old who has already conquered the world.”

Since One Direction went on their extended hiatus last year, the band members have been dropping off one by one.

Harry Styles is currently filming his first movie role in Dunkirk and has reportedly scored a huge solo deal with Colombia Records. Meanwhile, Zayn Malik quit the group in May last year, and has already released his solo album Mind of Mine.

Niall Horan has launched a golf talent agency and also fuelled speculation he is working on new music when he was spotted at a recording studio earlier this month, while Louis Tomlinson is now a baby daddy, and guest judge on America’s Got Talent.

Does this mean that One Direction is history?!

*crying*

 

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