Aston shared the happy news via Instagram, telling fans that he can’t wait to get in the studio and start working on new music.
Along with a snap of himself signing the contract, Aston penned a lengthy caption, which begins: “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 enjoyed the thought of being signed to a record label on my own,” he continues. “I was lucky enough to be a part of what I think is one of the best boy bands this country has ever produced!
“The best fans, the best team, the best band mates/brothers hands down! But I've had a dream since I was young watching my idols do there thing, there way and how they wanted and I can't believe I get a shot at that.” [sic]
Aston goes on to thank his new colleagues, family, and “most importantly” the fans who’ve supported him since “day dot”.
While Aston is the first member of JLS to nab a new deal, his former bandmates have been successful in pursuing other avenues.
Marvin Humes has pleased viewers with presenting stints on ‘This Morning’, and he’s also been carving a career as a DJ, hosting a regular slot on Capital FM.
Meanwhile, JB Gill welcomed his first child earlier this week and Oritisé also became a parent in August.