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'X Factor' USA contestant Marcus Canty signs to Epic Records

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Epic Records has signed X Factor USA contestant Marcus Canty.

The record label announced on Wednesday (January 18) via Facebook that Canty had received a record deal.

X Factor USA top 5 results show gallery: LA congratulating Marcus

© Fox / Ray Mickshaw



"I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family," Canty said in a statement.

"I am excited about working with my mentor LA Reid, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work," he continued. "This is history in the making, let's go!"

Canty was one of the contestants who auditioned via YouTube for the first season of the Fox series.

The singer took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the deal.

"thank you!!!! Mama I made it!," he tweeted.

The X Factor USA Top 4 Performances: Marcus Canty

© Fox / Ray Mickshaw

The X Factor Top 5 performances:  Marcus Canty

© Fox / Ray Mickshaw



Epic Records recently signed X Factor contestants Brian 'Astro' Bradley and Chris Rene as well.

X Factor USA opened online auditions for season two in December.

Watch Marcus Canty perform on The X Factor USA below:

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