"X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro has inked a deal with Epic Records, making "X Factor" mentor/judge L.A. Reid her boss.
Reid, the Chairman/CEO of the label, says in a statement that he "joined 'The X Factor' to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie."
He adds that he believes we've "only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom.”
When Amaro won the first season of "X Factor" last month, the 19-year-old was awarded $5 million and the opportunity to star in a Pepsi commercial.
Her "X Factor" mentor, Simon Cowell, said they went with L.A. Reid's Epic for the up-and-comer because everyone agreed it was the right fit: "L.A. made it clear that he wanted the opportunity to work with her and with his track record, you can’t say no to that," Cowell says in the statement.
And for her part, Amaro says that she's ready to get to work on her debut album with the help of Cowell and Reid.
What is wrong with some of you people! From some of you that are just passing through, I can't make any sence as to what you are even saying....Sounds like a bunch of jarbble and trash coming from your mouths. Move on and let the people that are interested in the post subject at hand. I think Melanie and Josh did great....so proud of both of them...I pray for their success and for Chris Renee, I also pray that he keeps a clean and sober life and is successful as well. I want to say something to a handfull of people.....to Cosmiccut64: I think you paid a compliment to a couple of the christians that I think you were reffering to. I'm a Bible Thumper too and I LOVE IT! Lynda: reffering to your issue with the grammer and spelling.....it's really not a big deal if someone isn't perfect with their writting...As I last checked, this was not school or being graded so please chill out on us non perfect peeple. LOL.....I've only just started participating in these recently and I have to say that I do not get all the negatism in people. I saw people becoming caring loving humans to each other after the attacks of the twin towers and the other 2 planes that the terrorist brought down. It was great to see americans of all race, bond together and reachout to help those in need....That is the america that we should all want....Please play nice and encourage not discourage. God Bless
Best twin brother act EVER
I loved Melanie from the very start, I knew she would win, no comparision to Chris Rene, for that matter Josh has a wonderful voice, but could not of match Melanie winning vocals. Good Luck to you Melanie.
Correct, I keep wondering why everyone keeps saying she won 5 million dollars. It was a 5 million dollar recording contract and a Pepsi commercial and that's it. She does have the potential to make millions, but that depends on many factors and at this moment she is still poor!
The article is INCORRECT! She was NOT awarded $5 million dollars. She won a $5 million dollar record CONTRACT. She will never see $5 million. Chances are high that most of the 5 mil will go toward marketing. This is a very corrupt business. I'm glad for Melanie, but I wonder how she feels working for LA Reed who proved himself to be a woman-hater on the show.
Melanie has the voice. Chris has the X-Factor.
I don't care what anyone thinks about my comments: This show was designed to showcase her from the beginning and the others that placed respectively. It was an excellent marketing ploy. The moment I heard her and especially when she was cut and Simon felt awful about doing it. You could tell it was staged...he was not a god actor nor were the other judges when he mentioned his dismay of cutting her. She was winner from the beginning and you could tell from her expressions when she won that she already knew...she was a bad actress with those supposed facial expressions of surprise. Great tactic!
Melanie has AMAZING talent! I wanted her to win from the very beginning. People who say otherwise, i'm just not sure they know what they're looking for. Her voice is undeniably beautiful and right on. She's beautiful too. I think she's so sweet and with that voice, sky's the limit for her. She totally deserved it! Although I would have love to see all of the final 3 win. They were each so talented in their own ways. I hope each of their dreams for a music career come true! Melanie, you have a HUGE FAN in me!!! Way to go girl. And btw, I love your accent! No more hiding, ya hear?
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel: talent, a single guitar, superstars.
Elvis Presley: a single guitar, talent, superstar.
Tom Jones:talent only:superstar
Michael Jackson:talent only, superstar
Long line of similar names. Now:American Idol, X-factor, multiple TV exposure. With a couple of exceptions the winners vanish into the nothing, What is wrong with this picture? Seriously?
Melanie won because she could hit the big notes, however her style and voice are not original, and she will have a hard time competing with the "big girls", such as Mariah, Beyonce, Gaga, Taylor, and others. Josh on the other hand is original, and should have an easier time. His style is laid back and easy to listen to. I could listen to him every day in my car!
Interesting that the judge most critical of Melanie, L A Reid, is going to be mentoring her and producing her first album. However, I think Simon and LA are probably splitting the profits on this. Also, Simon said at the end of X Factor that all the finalists will have record deals. They should. They are all good. I would especially like one by Josh to come out soon. By the way. I'm 63!
Thinking Drew will have a bigger career.........
Drew who? I think she has been forgotten already! She was good, but I don't believe she had quite enough. Maybe in another year or two. She needs at least a year of "development".
Melanie and Josh were my picks for the top two. Melanie is fantastic and hope she does well however, I would buy Josh's cd over hers only because his style of music is more my taste. I hope he gets a record deal too cause I would buy his cd today if it was out. Wishing them both success.
"OK Melanie. Welcome to the machine. This is how you will look. This is how you will sound. This is how you will live." Now, let's get on with it, there's money to be made here."
I love cocaine and heroin
Thanks for the kind words and for understanding. I am going back to school. I realize I will not be able to get much of a career going without a GED and college. All one needs to do is believe in themselves and work hard.
Thank you all for your kind words! I love my fans and appreciate all the support and special comments. Peace and love to all. Booze it up!!
stfu you dumb w hore
Sorry, I am done with my infantile posts. I got my jollies and am done bugging you all. The party is over!
mad props for coming clean :)
ok me too lol...still tho, she loves cocaine and heroin
I am testing your patience. I understand that these juvenile posts are getting to be lame, but what else does a teenie bopper high school drop out got to do....I got time on my hands.
dropping out of high school has nothing to do with you doing this. it has to do with maturity. did you know that 5% of lowest income homes in America make more than 2/3 of the entire world? Dropping out of high school is not enough reason to do anything like you are doing now.
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Why the heavy racial slurs? And annoying broken record gay coitus redirect? Seriously, try something new.
I be testing my buddies cornhole right now! He just introduced me his good friend Ben....Ben Dover. Yeah!!
Try something intelligent. I really don't think you are capable. Your brain wont allow it.
Check check. This is a test. This is only a test. This is a test of the emergency broadcast system. If this were a real emergency, I would be packin fudge 24/7. This is only a test.
That one wasnt that great. You are just begging for attention now.
I iz gonna test drive dat jig-a-boo and make him my luv slave! He can be chained to my bedpost and ready to bump and grind at a moments notice. I luv dem jigs! Dey make me all hot and bothered!
I only care about getting pumped in da keister. All of these other fruits can call my digits any time! I will pack them full of my salty goo! Butt pirates rule!!
bI iz gonna test out bookenz and slide my meaty sausage into his gaping hole! Me and him go back a ways and sideways!! Let's partee down and schlob da knob!
your brain is a waste.
I can't believe how much I don't care about this.
I like female whures buddy.
I want a dude sandwich with two flamin fairies on both sides of me! That's why they call me Bookenz! They can fill my holes with jig-a-boo meat sticks and fill me with goo.
I iz a butt pirate and I luv to take a big ol donger in da keister!! Any of you freaky gayboyz wanna jump in da sack and we can schlob da knob??
wow, you totally got me. my whole reputation is at stake.
Hey, I am a real lez-bo. Just looking for some dykos to party with! Any of you freaks wanna take a monster strap-on in da poop chute??
people like you ruin free speech
Yo Lynda! Maybe you should learn to spell! Try checking "grammer" you dumb bia-tch. Wake up lady! You need a good pounding in da pooper.
XFactor needs to ditch that boring, robotic host Steve Jones. Also get rid of the self-absorbed, talentless Nicole S.
Tone down the annoying seizure-producing light shows and distracting, half-naked background dancers. Keep it simple & just focus on the singers!
Wow...I couldn't have said it better!!
She has nice boobs.....and sounds like Ms. Cleo
She has a wonderful voice and she deserves all her success, and yes I think she deserved to win. But it's Josh's album I'll be buying.
I have custard in my belly button. It smells bad.
Chris rene is a joke. Josh is good, she is good. The people who thinks chris rene is good troubles me...
I don't understand why so many get hopped up about making someone else rich. Now that Melanie has all that dough, try asking her for a loan, or just a few bucks and see what happens.
Melanie has a better voice than Beyonce. Bey does too much acrobatics with her voice. She should chill, caress the vocals the way she caresses Jay!
Whites (some not all) are not prejudice. They are racist.
People like you belong in the 'Slavery Days'
...and of course all Black people are sooooo understanding and accepting of all White people...
Why r yall hating on my girl Melanie? A bunch of predjudice white folks. All that we have dn 4 yall. Its all gud though. Yall have screwed us all our life. Now it is our trn. Give the gal credit where it is due. I am glad she won. Josh did well,but my gal won. This is nt SLAVERY DAYS anymore. We fight 4 wat we want now. I want 2 b REAL UGLY&NASTY about this but i am on da air. I have much respect. Peace out.
"A bunch of predjudice white folks" Seriously?
You think the only prejudice people out there are 'white'? What country do you live in?
Have you ever heard of SPELL CHECK? Either use it or go back to grammer school. You certainly cannot type or spell..............
Go get an education if you're so modern.
Can you please resubmit your dynamic thoughts and ideas in English so everyone here can understand you?
Another troll poser
I show up on all of these CNN blogs trolling for fruits and young boyz! I iz one of this biggest faries around. Let's pound da poop chute!!
the fact of the matter, is you live for the attention. You are no different than some pervert showing off his junk to young school kids. You think your safe behind your anonymous name, and wait for someone to get mad at your comment, so you can feel validated as a troll. In some sense, i have given you that, but i hope you can take away something more.
I know it all! I know that I like to take a monster jig-a-boo meat stick in my poop chute!!
I am a fruit! I love dem gayboyz. Let's pump each other in da rump!!
Is she a whure?
Priceless....Melanie was 1st eliminated from the show, it eas decided that was a mistake. Simon went to her home, told her she was back on the show and MELANIE WINS. How about that?
Josh should have won he was a better singer but he'll get a record deal
Get paula off the drugs. Just terrible!
I knew she was going 2 win from day 1, when she came out there n sanged Beyonnce song better then Beyonnce sings it. Congrats Melanie.
Melanie does not compare with Beyonce, not in looks or singing. You can put this in your crystal ball, Melanie will never be as big in the music industry as Beyonce.
Melanie has a superb voice, and talent, and personality. She believes in God and I hope this will keep her safe from the "star-diva" desease. I also liked very much Chris and hope the doors will open for him too. He sings not even by the voice, but by his heart. I wish to hear him again. I wish his buddy-sponsor is next to him and help him every moment. I dare that stardom can be harmful for Chris and I don't want to lose him. God bless everybody
You sound like a bible thumper. YIKES!
"Melanie..... She believes in God and I hope this will keep her safe............Chris.... sings not even by the voice, but by his heart. I wish to hear him again."
You sound like Caesar-Jesus or something.
Ummm, you do realize that Whitney Houston also believed in god (along with many famous singers who had their start in church with a subsequent downfall)?
Those of you who don't appreciate Melanie's talent.... why are you even reading news articles about her? She clearly has fans because they voted for her and many will buy her album. Just weird that people will take the time to read and write about something they say they are not interested in.
Why did Mel not out sell Chris on i-tunes ! SOMETHINGS WRONG !
She'll be a star like Streisand, Celine and Mariah, she has the pipes and is a nice girl.... Good for her :)
Ah good, just what we need, another popstress whose music is aimed to please 13 year old girls. Music really is a junk pile today.
Don't you think that X-factor would be incredibly boring if EVERYONE got along? It was for ratings and drama and great TV that Simon and LA butted heads. I hated some of the foolishness that he (LA) said at times but you know it was better then the constant flowery stuff ooozing out of Paula and Nicole's mouths. LA made a superstar out of Rhiana and Melanie has better vocals than her so it should be interesting!
LA Reid may be a good CEO but he was a horrible judge on X Factor. I hope they don't bring him back next year.
LA Reid was a HOT MESS!! If he signed BOTH Pebbles (his ex-wife) and Rihanna....I would not want to work for him. He likes pretty faces. Melanie is a good catch. She is pretty good. Better than Jennifer Hudson. I would by Melanie's music.
@Shaun L.A Reid has very high % success rates with the people he signs. I mean he has the likes of Rhianna and Justin Bieber, The top 2 artists male and female in USA, who are both breaking records in sales and in the charts not only in America but world wide. And Rhianna is not that pretty by the way, look closely into her face. If anything L.A Reid should be the one you WANT or SHOULD to sign with. As a judge, he did ok, But Rodney is right, He is one hell of a CEO. But oh boy, anyone would give anything to be on his label if you ask me.
And just to put my two cents in, Melanie is pretty damn ugly (not that it matters to L.A. Reid I don't think). Happy 2012.
Josh should have won. I would never buy her CD. Too many Diva's out there already and they are already boring so why promote same old same old?
Well don't sweetie! No one asked you to. SMH! I'm sure she will sell without you honey.
@ KAE- EXACTLY!!!!
I agree with you Nancy! I wouldnt buy her boring crap either! Like you said, too many Diva's already!! Josh should have won.
Thank you! There are seriously too many divas. Not only does the X-Factor show suck, most of their candidates are not that talented. Id rather see that money go to people in need. She already has the fame and riches simply being mass marketed over the television like she has been for the past months.
I love Melanie and Chris. I was shocked that Josh made it to the final three! Although he is good, he is BORING! I'm sure he'll get a record deal and will sell, but Melanie was the clear winner and it was deserved. As far as divas, you can never have too many! If you don't buy her CD, it's okay, she'll do fine without you!!!
then dont buy the CD your so stupid and immature!!
I'm proud of Melanie. She has come a long way. I remember from the beginning how shy she was, but now she has finally come out of her shell. I was and still am HUGE Josh fan. I also believe there are too many female pop stars out there. I'm sure Josh will have a huge career in the singing business ( and NOT slinging burittos). Good luck Melanie. I wish you all the best!
I totally agree – just like that Leona Lewis chick Simon discovered a few years ago, where is she now? I think Josh had a better shot of sticking around for awhile – like Daughtry for example.
Not many people are getting it. She won the vote. That indicates many peple will probably buy her CDs. The contest wasn't looking for unique talent, skill or looks. It was looking for indicators of sales.
That aside, all the finalists had unusual talent and commercial probability. All got tremendous exposure and leave the show with very large fan bases. If they find skilled counselors, they will all succeed in their fields.
Relax everybody. Your favorite will succeed.
Burrito boy? Seriously? He 's too old, and who for a second could stand LOOKING at that fat mess?? UGH
Melanie won't miss your non-purchase.
I lthink Josh is a great singer, but he missed his window by about twenty years. His style and look is stuck in the early 1990's Seattle grunge look. Great voice tho.
Before all you Chris Rene fans get ugly, please consider this young ladies talent and devotion to the art of music. Chris Rene is huge talent and I know he will be signed to a huge contract as well!!! I wish all the young and seasoned talent we watched this past XFactor seaseo the best of luck and I hope all their dreams come true for each and every one of them. Congrats Melanie!
chris rene is a huge talent? man, he sucked. she was always going to win.
Chris Rene?!!! Seriously?? He sucks and should have gone home the first week. Can't sing a note. Be careful what you wish for because whatever money he makes will, inevitably, go right up his nose or into his arm.
Good for her! She deserves it!
She certainly does!
CANT WAIT FOR MELANIE'S RECORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CANT WAIT FOR THE SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE MELANIE AMARO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If Melanie does the Superbowl halftime show, I hope she has a wardrobe malfunction. She is HOT HOT HOT
@Rosie: No she's not, not, not.
I doubt this is the real Rosie O'Donnell. And if it is then: "Yeeeeewwwww!"
and im alive
I'm alive too
Quiet down boys! I'll turn this car around!!
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