Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony has signed a solo record deal with L.A. Reid‘s Hitco label, Billboard has confirmed.
Hitco is distributed under the independent company EMPIRE and with Jane’s signing now has about 15 artists, including Outkast‘s Big Boi, developing rappers Skinnyfromthe9, Yella Beezy and DJ Holiday, whose latest single, “2 Seater,” features Quavo and 21 Savage.
Variety was the first to report Jane’s signing, announcing a new solo single is expected in the coming weeks–. The singer has reportedly been working with songwriters Priscilla Renae (Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It”), Mozella (Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball”) and others, as well as producers Nic Nac, Neff-U and J.R. Rotem on more material.
Jane is the latest member of Fifth Harmony to strike off on her own, following the group’s hiatus announcement in March. So far, after exiting Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has landed a No. 1 solo album and single with the smash “Havana;” Normani Kordei signed with Keep Cool/RCA records and hit No. 15 on the Hot 100 with her Khalid duet, “Love Lies;” Lauren Jauregui has teased a forthcoming solo album, while releasing collaborations with Halsey (“Strangers”), Steve Aoki (“All Night”) and Marian Hill (“Back to Me”); and Ally Brooke is also working on a debut album to be released with Atlantic Records and Latium Entertainment, a joint venture with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Jane’s forthcoming solo material is preceded by her solo feature last fall on the track “Boom Boom” with Daddy Yankee, RedOne and French Montana.
Reid and Jane’s relationship began when the record exec was a judge on The X Factor and helped contestants Cabello, Jauregui, Kordei, Brooke and Jane form the Fifth Harmony group. With Epic Records, Reid went on to help release the group’s albums until he exited the company in May 2017 following a sexual harassment claim by a former assistant. Sony settled with the assistant, sources told Billboard, and with Reid’s launch of Hitco this year he has ramped up the operation with dozens of hires.