Louis Tomlinson becomes the first 1D member to sign with Syco

Louis Tomlinson has just signed an 18-month record contract with Simon Cowell, making him the only member of One Direction to remain loyal to the label that catapulted him to fame in 2010.

The 25-year-old made his solo debut in December of last year.

The track called Just Hold On, featured DJ and music producer, Steve Aoki, and was launched on The X Factor with the help of Simon.

According to Metro.co.uk, Louis said, ‘I’m very happy to have signed. I’m excited to be continuing my relationship with Syco, and also working with the brilliant team at RCA in the US.’

‘I’ve been working really hard in the studio and can’t wait to show you what I’ve been writing.’

Meanwhile, his former One Direction band mates, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik have all signed solo contracts with other record labels.

Simon previously admitted that he had expected the boys would come to him for help with their solo ventures, but Louis was the only one to come knocking at his door.

He said, “I hear so many things now, which they’re doing, which I’m not involved with. It’s a bit like I’m getting the hint you don’t want me to come to the party. Sorry for making you famous.”

According to reports, a label insider also revealed that it was “no secret Simon was upset when the other guys went to different labels but he has always been closest to Louis.”

They added, “They have worked together very closely in the past 18 months on various projects, so staying loyal was a no-brainer for him.”

Directioners, watch this space.