In the biggest shocker of the year, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has landed a record deal!! Hicks has been contracted to record an album debuting later this year and will release his two singles “Do I Make You Proud?” and “Takin’ It to the Streets” on June 13, 2006. But here’s the really big surprise, after mulling over his options and researching the industry, he’s decided sign a deal with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by Idol creator Simon Fuller! What a coincidence, wasn’t he on that show created by Simon Fuller and didn’t he win the grand prize of a record contract with Simon Fuller? What a funny and strange twist of events.