One Direction's Niall Horan Has Signed A Mega Bucks Solo Deal
One Direction star Niall Horan has signed a solo recording contract with Universal
But while we might be delirious with excitement, there is one person not so chuffed with Niall's news and that's Simon Cowell.
Apparently Si's nose is a bit out of joint because Niall has snubbed his SyCo label and signed with Universal records instead.
A source 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 are said to have pulled out all the stops and did whatever it took to get Niall signed to them.
It will come as a blow to Si, who recently gushed about Niall's loyalty and how he hoped to anounce something with him soon.
He told People: "I think they're all gonna do great. Niall is the most loyal. We are expecting to announce something soon with him. I've always known he's loyal."