"I am so excited to start recording my debut album for Epic under the guidance of L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell," the 19-year-old singer said in a statement. "This is a dream come true for me."
Added Reid, "I joined The X Factor to be able to discover undeniable talent such as Melanie. I am pleased that she is now signed to Epic Records because I believe we have only scratched the surface on uncovering her talent and her inevitable journey to super-stardom."
Along with the $5 million contract awarded The X Factor champ, Amaro will also star in a Pepsi commercial which will air during the Super Bowl.