“The X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro has just landed an epic record deal – literally. The 19-year-old has officially inked a $5 million deal with label Epic Records!
The huge deal comes as just part of her prize for winning the talent competition -- Melanie will also star in a Pepsi commercial to air during Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5.
“X Factor” judge L.A. Reid, who heads up the label, said on Tuesday, "I joined “The X Factor” to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie. I am pleased that she is now signed to Epic Records because I believe we have only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom."
Melanie took to her Twitter account on New Year's Day to thank her fans for their support: “To everyone sending me love, I thank u and love u so much. My journey in the music is about 2 begin, and im so happy I have wonderful fans … to support me on this journey.”
She then teased the big label news by writing to L.A. Reid on Jan. 2 “@LA_Reid thank you so much My New Chairman :) I cant wait !!”