It was no secret that on X-Factor LA Reid showed interest in Astro and Marcus Canty who were both contestants on the show. Well, today all the speculation as to who the two would sign to is over.

Both Astro and Marcus Canty have indeed signed to LA Reid’s Epic Records and are thrilled about their signing.

“I’m excited to continue my journey with L.A. Reid and his staff at the new Epic Records, The first time LA saw me he said I’d be a star, and I can’t wait to get to work and prove him right. 2011 was Dope, but 2012 is gonna be Epic!” -Astro

“I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family, I am excited about working with my mentor L.A. Reid, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. This is history in the making, let’s go!” -Marcus Canty

Congrats to both!

LA Reid is the current Epic Records Chairmman and CEO. Former X-Factor contestants Melanie Amaro and Chris Rene are also signed to Epic.

If you haven’t watched the last season of X-Factor, you can see two stand out performances from Astro and Marcus Canty after the jump.

Astro Performs Remix Of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”

Marcus Canty Performs “A Song For Mama”