‘X Factor’ band 5 After Midnight part ways with Syco Music as Kieran Alleyne leaves group

5 After Midnight

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It has today been reported that former X Factor boyband, have parted ways with their record label, SyCo Music. Not only that, it has also been confirmed that Kieran Alleyne has decided to leave the group.

First thing’s first, it has been reported that have parted ways with Simon Cowell’s SyCo record label, which is a subsidiary of Sony Music. The announcement comes around one year after the band was signed by the record label, after finishing in third place on in 2016. However, the boys didn’t do all that well with their music career – their debut single Up in Here peaked at 51 in the UK Singles chart. The guys released their debut EP, The Sauce in November last year.

A Syco spokeswoman confirmed the departure in a statement: “ and Syco have parted ways. We wish the boys all the success in their future endeavours”.

As if that wasn’t enough, there was another nail in the coffin for the lads today as Kieran Alleyne has decided to leave the group. He announced the news in an Instagram post, in which he said that he has reached a point in his career where he’s been thrown lots of huge opportunities, which will help him grow as an artist and he’s therefore made the “difficult decision” to leave the band and go solo.

He wrote: “I have reached a point in my career where life has thrown me lots of huge opportunities to grow as an artist and as a man. I wanted to tell you myself that I have made the difficult [decision] to leave the band 5am and 110% focus on becoming a solo artist off the back of the recent changes.

“I love this industry and [it’s] my life. I wish Nathan and Jordan every success and they will be superstars in their chosen paths too so please continue to support them and and 5am”.

Kieran confirmed that he has already been “working with some amazing writers and producers” on his solo music, adding that “2018 will be a great year”.

It’s interesting that the band has parted ways with SyCo music as Rak-Su became the second group to win last year, securing them a recording contract with SyCo music. Rak-Su were incredibly popular on , and we’ve already seen that their music can impact the charts whereas 5AM’s music didn’t really have any impact on the charts.


Nick is an Editor at imediamonkey®, originally joining the team in 2012. He's a lover of all things Reality TV and Music, so you'll probably find him obsessing over Celebrity Big Brother and Beyoncé.

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