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Louis Tomlinson splits from Syco

By | Published on Monday 13 July 2020

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson has announced that he is leaving record label Syco. He has worked with the Sony Music and Simon Cowell joint venture since appearing on ‘X Factor’ as part of One Direction all the way back in 2010. He signed a contract with the label as a solo artist in 2017.

“Syco Music and I have agreed to part ways”, he said in a tweet. “I’m really excited for the future and to be back in the studio writing the next album”.

Tomlinson released his debut solo LP, ‘Walls’, in February this year, peaking at number four in the UK albums chart before dropping to number 76 the week after, and then out of the top 100 altogether.

And although his debut solo single ‘Just Hold On’ in 2016 – a collaboration with Steve Aoki – went to number two in the UK singles chart, subsequent singles have faired less well. The single that preceded the album, ‘Two Of Us’, peaked at number 64.

He fared better in the US though, where he releases through Sony’s Arista label and his album went to number one.