Syco Music, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is home to internationally renowned recording artists including Louis Tomlinson, Camila Cabello, James Arthur, Susan Boyle, CNCO, Labrinth and PRETTYMUCH.
The label forms part of Syco Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music, television and film production companies, responsible for globally successful entertainment franchises such as The X Factor and Got Talent.
Artists discovered by The X Factor – including One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and Leona Lewis – have sold more than 500 million records worldwide, making it the most prolific show in history for finding chart superstars.
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James Arthur won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. . His debut single, “Impossible“, was released by Syco Music after the final and debuted at number one on the UK singles chart in its first week of release. Since then, it has gone on to sell over 1.4 million copies in the UK, making it the most successful winner’s single in the show’s history and has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
James follow-up single “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You” reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
After the release of his debut studio album James Arthur, he was involved in a series of controversies. Arthur parted ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco in 2014.
In 2016 James signed a new deal with Syco Music and released his album Back From The Edge, which went straight to number one in the UK charts. The single from the album “Say You Won’t Let Go” also reached number one.
Camila Cablello was formerly part of Simon Cowell’s girl group from The X Factor USA Fifth Harmony.
Breaking out a solo career in 2016 Camila appears to be going from strength to strength.
Camila released her first single ‘Crying in the Club’ in May 2017. Camila also supported Bruno Mars on his 2017 tour.
Havana released late 2017 went straight to number one in the USA and the UK.
Camila’s debut album was released in January 2017 going straight into number one on the US Billboard charts and number two in the UK.
Tokio Myers was crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 after wowing fans with a rendition of Rag n Bone man’s hit Human.
Tokio is a 32-year-old former session pianist who has previously supported Kanye West and Amy Winehouse. Later this year Tokyo will perform at the Royal Variety show as part of his prize fund from Britain’s Got Talent.
Official signed my Syco in August 2017 we wait to see what Tokio will bring later in the year.
Tokio is performing to a sell out tour in the UK during 2018
Louis Tomlinson is the only solo member of One Direction to sign to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label.
Singing in June 2017 promising new music on the way Louis said: “I’m very happy to have signed.
“I’m excited to be continuing my relationship with Syco, and also working with the brilliant team at RCA in the US.
“I’ve been working really hard in the studio and can’t wait to show you what I’ve been writing. As always, I’d like to thank the fans for their unbelievable support.”
There is a new boy band on the block. Simon Cowell and Syco launch PRETTYMUCH. The boys who can not only sing, but dance too are based in Los Angeles, California.
The group consists of five members: Brandon Arreaga, Zion Kuwonu, Austin Porter, Edwin Honoret, and Nick Mara.
The boys released their debut single released their debut single ‘Would You Mind’ in July. They are currently working on their debut album.
Courtney Hadwin impressed US audiences with energetic covers of rock and roll classics by Tina Turner, James Brown, Otis Redding and Steppenwolf.
The 14-year-old, from Hesleden, County Durham, had been favourite to win the talent show but finished sixth.
Simon Cowell said he was “really excited about her future”.
So excited in fact, he promptly signed Courtney to his Syco record label.
Courtney is expected to release new music this year.
Signed with Syco in 2010, Labrinth was Simon Cowell’s first signing to someone outside his shows, since Il Divo in 2004.
Since being signed, Labrinth has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Tinie Tempah, Emili Sande and Ed Sheeran.
His debut single Let the Sun Shine reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. His 2012 collaboration, Beneath Your Beautiful, with Emili Sande went straight in at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. His debut album, Electric Earth has sold over a huge 100,000 copies in the UK alone. His second studio album will be Take Me To The Truth.
Susan Boyle is responsible for arguably the most memorable audition in Britain’s Got Talent audition. Her audition in 2009 went viral and has garnered over a massive 100 million views online.
Although, coming in 2nd place, Susan Boyle has gone to achieve massive success. Her debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, became the fastest selling debut album in British music history. It also debuted atop of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart where it stayed their for 6 weeks. The album went on to become the 2nd biggest selling album of 2009 in the U.S and was a hit all over the world. Through Susan Boyle’s career she has sold a huge 19 million albums and also won 2 Grammy Awards.
The five-member band CNCO began its career in late 2015 with great expectations, youthful energy and a strong motivation to succeed. But not even they could have predicted everything that they have accomplished.
In just over three years, they have had 10 singles on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart. And their worldwide phenomenon “Reggaetón Lento” is a true classic that Latin-music fans will still be singing along to for decades to come. Now, the group is ready to become a major force in mainstream pop/R&B.
Ina Christine Wroldsen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter.
Her songs have been used by the likes of The Saturdays, Shakira, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Rag’n’Bone Man, James Arthur, Britney Spears, Tinie Tempah, Anne-Marie, Little Mix, The Pussycat Dolls, Shontelle, Demi Lovato, Leona Lewis and One Direction.
One Direction formed as a five piece boy band by Simon Cowell on the UK X Factor in 2011. Undeterred by a third place finish One Direction proved that they were not going anywhere. Their debut single What Makes You Beautiful blasted on to the UK Official Singles at number 1.
Not content with topping the music charts, One Direction have also topped the UK DVD chart with the release of their concert film One Direction: This Is Us. The band are also Sunday Times and New York Times best sellers with their self penned biographies One Direction: Forever Young and Dare To Dream: Life As One Direction. As of 2015, One Direction have won 5 Brit Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards and 11 MTV European Music Awards.
One Direction have also embarked on 3 sell out world tours, notably the Where We Are Tour which is 12th highest grossing tour of all time.
Although Zayn Malik left the band the four remaining members have stayed strong.
Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis are currently taking a break to concentrate on solo projects.