Only Boys Aloud sign to Sony
Only Boys Aloud, the choral boy band from the south Wales valleys, have secured a UK album deal with major label Sony.
The group came third in this year's Britain's Got Talent (BGT), judged by Simon Cowell, who also has a business relationship with Sony.Their as yet untitled début album will come out in November through Relentless/Sony. It follows over three million views of their BGT appearances on YouTube.
The choir's music director Tim Rhys Evans said: "The phenomenal Only Boys Aloud journey continues with this record deal, and we are all so excited to see what the Boys can do in the studio.
"I'm incredibly proud of what the Boys have achieved to date and confident that the passionate support we received from fans across the country will make the album a big hit.
"These are exciting times for all involved in the Aloud family, and the success is all underpinned by a great deal of hard work that goes on constantly in the background.
"This album deal is the result of the generous support of our great sponsors and the unstinting commitment and talent of the Boys' mentors and my colleagues in Only Men Aloud."
Only Boys Aloud and Only Men Aloud will perform tonight (3 August) at the opening concert of the National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Only Boys Aloud launched as part of The Valleys Heart and Soul campaign, a three year campaign which aims to raise awareness of the region as a tourist destination and bring long-term economic benefit to the area.