Fans of Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke are likely to hear his first tracks “this year” now that he has signed a major record deal.
The 12-year-old singer from Norfolk will release his first album under Simon Cowell’s Syco label after coming second in the last ITV talent contest.
On Friday he was at a photo shoot in London for the debut record which is yet to have a track listing.
It has not yet been confirmed how much money the record deal is worth.
“It’s really early stages – no name, no songs have been decided yet,” said Ronan’s mother Maggie.
“We haven’t got any confirmed dates, but I imagine [music] will be out this year,” she added.
Major retailers including Amazon have started taking pre-orders for the record with a UK release date of 5 September.
Ronan played his biggest concert to date last weekend at T4 On The Beach, after being introduced onto the stage by Britain’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff.
He was given a warm reception for his rendition of Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’, on what his mother said was “the best day of his life.”
“He had a great day, a really good response and he really enjoyed it,” said Mrs Parke from Poringland, Norwich.
“All he’s ever wanted to do is sing; he’ll tell anybody that.”
Despite already having hoards of young fans, the singer – who turns 13 in August – is keen to stay away from comparisons with Canadian star Justin Bieber.
“Ronan doesn’t want to be compared to anybody because he wants to be himself, but obviously the success [Justin's] had is fantastic and Ronan would love to be as successful,” said Mrs Parke.
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