British singer Aston Merrygold appears to have abandoned his plans for a movie career - he has signed a solo record deal.
In January (14), the former JLS star revealed he was hoping to land his debut film role and insisted his pop career would be taking a back seat.
However, on Tuesday (23Sep14) he announced on Instagram.com that he has inked a new music deal with Warner Bros. Records, making him the first member of the defunct British boy band to go it alone.
Merrygold posted a photo of him signing the record deal, alongside the caption, "Someone once told me enjoy every minute of it... I've known this day was coming for over a week and been fine, driven, motivated... Ready to just get working asap! But I've not actually sat back n (and) enjoyed the thought of being signed to a record label on my own... I feel so blessed to be in this position and I'm not going to waste it!!!!!!"