The Zayn Malik solo era is firing up … he’s officially signed on with RCA Records, with a little help from Simon Cowell.
According to sources close to TMZ, Cowell was the go-between for Zayn and RCA. He’s been negotiating the deal for a couple of weeks.
It’s interesting … One Direction and Malik are on competing labels. The group is signed to Columbia and Syco.
We’re told Cowell — who created One Direction — felt RCA was the best place for Malik to succeed as a solo artist.
Malik left the band back in March.