12:47pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'X Factor's' Astro in the Studio With Producer Pharrell Williams (Photo)
Proving once again that one doesn’t have to win a talent competition to make it big, The X Factor’s Astro aka Brian Bradley posted a photo of himself and The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. artist and music producer Pharrell Williams from the recording studio.
“Me and the man himself, Skateboard P. Better known as Pharrell,” Astro writes on Facebook about the producer who has worked with several major artists including Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Kid Cudi.
During a recent press call, Astro’s X Factor mentor, Epic Records exec L.A. Reid, told reporters that the young MC is making progress on his debut album. He’s currently in Miami recording with several producers, including Pharrell.
Since leaving the show, Astro has also been featured on Cher Lloyd’s “Want You Back” and appeared on CBS’ freshman drama, Person of Interest.
Reid also signed X Factor performers Marcus Canty and Chris Rene. Rene recently released a streaming studio version of his original song, “Young Homie,” ahead of its iTunes release. And Canty tweeted that his first single, “Won’t Make A Fool of You,” will hit iTunes next week.
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