It’s official! Emblem 3, the 3rd runner-up cali-based group from Season 2 of X Factor has been signed to Columbia Records!
The news was announced yesterday, when they tweeted,
EMBLEM3 (@EmblemThree) January 09, 2013
Brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and lifelong friend Drew Chadwick will release their first album later this year, but they’re already racking in the cash flow! Just Monday they tweeted that they made their first 10K on iTunes.
Mentor from the hit Fox show, Simon Cowell is ecstatic about the signing, saying, “They have a great attitude, are fun and genuinely love music. They deserve this and I’m really pleased we are continuing working together.”
Wesley, 19, also had kind words toward their mentor, saying, “Simon Cowell was an excellent mentor and we were proud to have him as ours. We hope to keep a good relationship alive with him not only as business partners but as friends.”
Their album will be a collaboration with producers and songwriters who have worked with One Direction, Ke$ha, and Nicki Minaj and will show off their alternative-rock voices.
Looks like the trio might just be the next One Direction. Big things are coming for Emblem 3; they might not have won the $5 million deal, but they definitely do have the “x-factor!”