Will John Lindahl become the next Justin Bieber?
Insert your own sizzurp joke here.
L.A. Reid thinks so. The now 17-year-old auditioned on "X Factor" back in 2011 and didn't make it past the second round.
However, former judge and Epic Records boss Reid saw something he liked. According to TMZ, Reid signed Lindahl -- who does kind of resemble Bieber (minus all that street savvy, of course) -- to a five-album deal.
Yikes. That's a lot of records these days for a newcomer.
Lindahl reportedly received a $300,000 advance for his first album, and gets a raise for each subsequent album, which could eventually pay him up to $800,000.
I guess we should remember his name. Hopefully he drives better than Bieber.