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Liam Payne signs to Universal’s Republic in the US

By | Published on Tuesday 18 October 2016

Liam Payne

One Direction’s Liam Payne has signed a US record deal with Universal’s Republic Records, having done a deal with the major’s Capitol division in the UK earlier this year.

“With Republic’s track record of launching powerhouse talent in the US including superstars like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Lorde, and countless others, I am more than confident we have assembled the best possible team alongside Capitol’s UK label to launch and shepherd Liam’s solo career”, says Payne’s manager Simon Oliveira.

Republic CEO Monte Lipman adds: “Being a member of the most successful group of the last decade, Liam has a tremendous opportunity to make an even greater impact on pop culture. We’re honoured by Liam’s decision to join Republic Records, and have extremely high expectations for his solo career”.