Astro, the 15-year old rap phenom who wowed X-Factor judge and mentor LA Reid and may be best remembered for his tantrum after he was voted into the bottom group of contestants has singed a record deal.

Astro, born Brian Bradley, has signed with LA Reid's Epic Records.

"I owe it to all my fans," said Astro.

He also had a special message for Reid. "Thank you for believing in me," he said. "I’m just grateful to be able to work with someone like (Reid)."

Astro has already been in the studio, and his freshman album is due this year.

Source NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rapper-astro-clashed-x-factor-simon-cowell-signs-a-record-deal-article-1.1007741#ixzz1jq9ut2R4