X Factor's Reggie N Bollie 'dropped by Syco' after only two singles

Adele Ankers

X Factor duo Reggie ‘N’ Bollie have announced that they’ve formally cut ties with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label after just a year.

X Factor 2015 finalists Reggie N Bollie ‘dropped by Syco’ after poor single sales (Copyright: Tom Van Schelven/Splash News)

The Ghanaian group, who were mentored by Cheryl, finished as runners-up to Louisa Johnson in the final of The X Factor’s 2015 series and signed with the Sony subsidiary shortly after.

Their first single ‘New Girl’ reached Number 26 in the charts last year, but their follow-up track ‘Link Up’ failed to make it into the Top 40 when it debuted in December.

It’s a no from me! Reggie N Bollie say being dropped by Syco ‘feels f****** right’ (Copyright: Syco/Thames/Corbis)

And now it’s been confirmed that the urban pop pair – formerly known as ‘Menn on Poinnt’ – have parted ways with Syco Records, who is home to several major artists including Little Mix, Olly Murs and James Arthur.

“Reggie N Bollie were huge hits on the show which is why they reached the final and very nearly won,” a source told The Sun. “But after they left the show, excitement for them dwindled and they struggled to turn their support into record sales.”

Reggie N Bollie performing on-stage at the Hydro Arena, Glasgow for The X Factor Life Tour (Copyright: DMC/Splash News)

The insider added: “They have worked really hard for the last year but their relationship with Syco didn’t work out and they wanted different things.

“Their music was very poppy and chart-focused but now they want to focus on a different style. It isn’t the end for them though as they plan on continuing to make music as a duo.”

A spokesperson for Syco confirmed: “Reggie N Bollie are no longer working with us. We wish the guys the best of luck for the future.”

Mash it up! X Factor judge Cheryl mentored Reggie N Bollie during their time on the ITV show (Copyright: Syco/Thames/Corbis/Dymond)

Following the announcement, Reggie N Bollie appeared to remain in good spirits, writing to their 99K Twitter followers: “WE’RE FINALLY INDEPENDENT N IT FEELS F#CKING RIGHT. #WeCallOurOwnShots #HappyNewMonth2Uall.”

Exciting times! We wish Reggie N Bollie every success with their future music career.

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