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'X Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Signed to Epic Records

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Jan. 3 2012, Published 9:18 a.m. ET

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It was just three weeks ago that Melanie Amaro was crowned the winner of The X Factor, now comes word about her official record deal.

The singer has been signed to X Factor judge L.A. Reid's Epic Records and will receive a $5-million recording deal.

L.A. said today in a statement, "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."

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Melanie's mentor, Simon Cowell, couldn't have been happier with this news. Well at least happy for Simon, that is.

"We all agreed that Epic would be the right fit for Melanie. L.A. made it clear that he wanted the opportunity to work with her and with his track record, you can't say no to that," Simon said in the statement.

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Along with her record deal, Melanie will also star in a Pepsi commercial. As Melanie said after her win to OK!, "Life will change a lot, that is for sure."

Looks like it already has Melanie. Congrats!

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