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Niall Horan snubs Simon Cowell for Universal music





Instead of staying with Cowell’s Syco label – like 1D – Niall, 22, has hitched up with Universal Music. A US source exclusively told the Daily Star Sunday:

“This will come as a real blow to Cowell who has been talking to Niall for months, wanting him to sign a deal with his label Syco. He made a number of big money offers to try and persuade Niall to sign up but, in the end, Universal came in and put even more money on the table. They’re chuffed to have got one over on Cowell and have taken one of 1D.”

Universal subsidiary label Capitol had been expecting to do a solo deal with Harry Styles, 22. But when Harry decided to stay with Sony, they turned their attentions to other members of the band, who finished third on Cowell’s X Factor in 2010. Daily Star source said:

“Universal said they would pay Niall whatever it took. They heard his solo music and they all think it’s got good potential. They really had to throw the dollars at him but they think it’s worth it.”

Cowell, 56, is bound to be upset about Niall leaving – especially as he had said earlier in the summer he hoped to make an announcement about Niall making a deal with Syco “soon”.

Just weeks ago, the X Factor boss said:

“We are expecting to announce something soon with Niall. I’ve always known he’s loyal.”

Daily Star source continued:

“Cowell will be unhappy about it. But Niall’s thrilled. He’s been telling pals he is really excited about his new music and this solo deal. It’s anyone’s guess where this decision leaves One Direction now.”