'X Factor' finalist Beatrice Miller signs record deal

April 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Beatrice Miller, a 14-year-old aspiring singer from New Jersey who competed on Season 2 of "The X Factor," has signed a deal with Hollywood/Syco Records.

The announcement was made Thursday by Ken Bunt, president of Disney Music Group, and Phil McIntyre, head of Syco Music North America, Syco USA.

Beatrice is the first signing to the Hollywood/Syco Records collaborative label arrangement.

"Syco, along with the creators of The X Factor franchise, have cultivated some of the industry's leading talent. We are thrilled about the opportunity to contribute the unique resources we have at Hollywood Records and Disney to showcase Beatrice's incredible talent," Bunt said in a statement.

"We're incredibly excited to join forces with Hollywood Records. Our combined resources and various platforms will enable Beatrice to take full advantage of her unique talent. This is a great first step in what we hope is a long and valuable partnership between Syco Entertainment and Hollywood Records," said McIntyre.

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