Leigh-Anne Pinnock has signed a solo deal with Warner Music as Little Mix prepare to go on hiatus.
Last year the trio confirmed that they will take a break and pursue solo projects after the end of their Confetti tour in April and May.
A source told The Sun: "A number of labels were keen to bag Leigh-Anne but Warner seemed the best fit.
"She's already been in the studio working on tracks for months.
"Leigh-Anne unequivocally loves Little Mix and always will, but the truth is she's been ready to branch out on her own for some time."
Away from music, Pinnock recently made her acting debut in the movie Boxing Day and has also presented a documentary about racism for Channel 4.