Syco artists have been phenomenally successfull, selling more than 200 million albums and delivering more than 180 No. 1 records worldwide.
One of Syco's most sucessful acts, the Irish boyband Westlife were anounced the second biggest-selling artist and biggest-selling band of the decade. The band have had 14 UK number ones and 25 top ten singles, consisting of 20.2 million records and videos in the UK across their 14-year career - 6.8 million singles, 11.9 million albums and 1.5 million videos. They left Syco in March 2011 to join RCA, Gravity being the last Syco produced album. The boys have since decided to split and are currently undertaking a farewell tour.
Artists currently signed are Il Divo, Susan Boyle, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Cher Lloyd, One Direction, Jackie Evancho, Jonathan & Charlotte, The Loveable Rogues, Melanie Amaro, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson and Little Mix.
Although generally focusing on contestants from its TV talent shows, in recent years, Syco have branched out, signing more diverse acts like singer / songwriter / producer Labrinth. In addition, they have now joined forces with other labels to maximise the potential of their artists. Current collaborations are with Epic, RCA and Columbia.
Syco now have a wide ranging mix of artists on their books - with teen favourites such as boyband One Direction and Olly Murs catering for the younger market and Susan Boyle and Il Divo securing the older demographic, Syco Music is currently one of the most powerful global record labels.
Utilising the TV branch of the company, Syco has been able to sign many acts from the hit shows it produces. Many of their succesful artists are former talent show contestants and have gone onto huge success. One Direction recently won a Brit Award for their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" and Cher Lloyd has collaborated with X Factor USA contestant Astro on her latest single. Susan Boyle remains one of the worlds biggest selling artists with three smash hit albums to her name.
Current X Factor UK winners Little Mix and X Factor USA winner Melanie Amaro (in a joint deal with Epic) both have albums in production for release this year.
Syco's latest signings are from the 2012 series of Britain's Got Talent and include opera singing teens Jonathan & Charlotte and cheeky Essex trio, the Loveable Rogues.