Louis Tomlinson has just signed a deal with Simon Cowell's Syco music label, making him the last One Direction member to launch a solo career.
While fellow bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan have been clear about their intentions to release solo albums, it was assumed that Louis would steer clear of that path and instead focus on his TV career.
However, it's been revealed that the 24-year-old singer has recorded at least one track with DJ Steve Aoki which should be released in time for Christmas!
"Louis is a brilliant songwriter and had not initially planned his own solo career," The Sun reports. "But he's been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music. He's played some to the powers that be at Syco, who are really excited. They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of One Direction."
"He's got a label with us and he's signed an artist, so he's like a mini me now," Simon Cowell confirms.
What does this mean for the One Direction reunion?