will.i.am's BFF Tyler James has announced via Twitter that he has signed to Universal's Island Records.

In keeping with the adage 'a Twitpic tells a thousand words', he tweeted a picture of the Island logo accom­pan­ied by the hashtag '#its official'. He then tweeted a picture of the Universal logo and him with an Island employee in front of an Island logo, just in case no one picked up on this sub­lim­inal message.

Yesterday, The Daily Star quoted him as saying of his forth­com­ing album: "I have written what I think will be my next single, called Single Tear."

"It’s not a slit-your-wrists song but it is a sad ballad. It’s a bit like One Republic and Timbaland’s Apologize or Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River."

Amazing.

In further updates, Tyler has just announced that he will be playing a show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 21.

That is just about all the Tyler James news for now.