The runner-up from The X Factor 2012, Jahmene Douglas, has signed a deal with Sony Music's RCA Records imprint with his debut solo album due for release in May.
Douglas will beginning the recording of the as-yet-untitled LP upon finishing the forthcoming X Factor 2013 Live UK arena tour which commences tomorrow (January 26) in Manchester.
His RCA signing follows the news in December that he, and fellow contestants Ella Henderson and Union J, would be inking a deal under the Sony Music umbrella.
Winner of series 9 of The X Factor, James Arthur, recently confirmed his record deal is with Syco after his No.1 winner's single Impossible passed the million-selling milestone.
Douglas said of his signing: "I'm so excited about signing to RCA. They have such a rich heritage of amazing artists.Colin Barlow and his team share my vision of being a timeless artist and I can't wait to start recording my first album... let the journey begin."
Douglas is one of the top seven finalists performing on the X Factor Live tour with the others being James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Rylan Clark, Christopher Maloney and groups Union J and District3. The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the biggest-selling arena tours in the UK for the last eight years, with more than 2 million people seeing the live show.