One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has signed a solo record deal with Epic Records.

The label, which is part of Sony Music, announced the signing by tweeting: "We're thrilled to welcome @Louis--Tomlinson to the Epic family!" Tomlinson shared the post, adding an emoji of a smiley face wearing sunglasses.
Fellow One Direction star Harry Styles is also signed to a Sony label, Columbia Records, as is former member Zayn Malik, who is with RCA Records.

Niall Horan and Liam Payne have deals with Universal Music Group labels, Capitol and Republic, respectively. Tomlinson will release single Back To You, which features Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, on July 21.

He made his solo debut last year on the Steve Aoki track Just Hold On.