X Factor's Union J sign book deal prior to first single

03/04/13

X Factor boy band Union J

The band who finished fourth in last year's X Factor have signed a book deal to create their memoirs, before their first single has been released.

Union J was formed in 2012 after both individual artist George Shelly and group Triple J were rejected from the competition and reworked as a band.

X Factor winners: Where are they now?

    • 2004 Steve Brookstein, record label dropped him after one year
    • 2005 Shayne Ward, his third single reached number 14
    • 2006 Leona Lewis, remains successful

Their first single is due to be released this June through RCA records.

The artists were formed by judge Louis Walsh and their popularity grew with a large following on Twitter.

Writer Daniel Bunyard said: "I'm over the moon to be working with Union J on their first book. They have huge talent, a great chemistry together and a genuine passion towards what they're doing."

They have been described as the next One Direction.

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