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Cowell signs Labrinth

By | Published on Thursday 17 June 2010

Simon Cowell has signed an artist from outside his various TV show ventures for the first time in six years, bringing producer Labrinth, who was behind Tinie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Frisky’ singles, into the Syco fold. As well as signing as an artist, Labrinth and his manager Marc Williams will also run their own Syco imprint, Odd Child, to which they will be signing artists themselves.

Labrinth, real name Timothy McKenzie, told RWD: “This is a crucial moment in my career, I’ve always been an ambitious and driven person and Simon has given me a bigger playing field. I’m gonna show Uncle Sy a whole new world!”

Syco added in a statement: “This marks an exciting time not only for the super-talented superstar-in-waiting, but also for the UK urban scene as a whole”.

The producer is due to release his debut solo single, ‘Let The Sunshine’, later this summer with an album to follow, and is also working on new material for Pixie Lott and JLS. He’s also reportedly set to work with Cheryl Cole, Jay-Z, and Rihanna in the near future.