X Factor: Jahmene Douglas to release debut album in May

The X Factor 2012 - Jahmene Douglas

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas will release his debut album in May, it's been revealed.

Jahmene finished as runner up to James Arthur in the series last year and has since signed a deal with Sony Music label RCA records.

The singer tweeted earlier this year: “Having a meeting with the boss of RCA records today 🙂 woo !! #goodtimes”

Now it's been confirmed that Jahmene will be releasing a record with RCA later this year.

He said in a statement: "I'm so excited about signing to RCA. They have such a rich heritage of amazing artists.

"Colin Barlow (head of RCA) and his team share my vision of being a timeless artist and I can't wait to start recording my first album… let the journey begin."

And it sounds as though Jahmene has big plans, with insiders claiming he hopes to crack the US.

The 21-year-old previously suggested his soul music would be better suited to the American market, but having finished as runner up on The X Factor it seems that he’s just as popular here!

One source said: “Jahmene is excited at the prospect of the US, but he’s aware it’s such a huge jump and it’s completely different audience to impress. He knows he has to toughen up.”

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