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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.