Jesy Nelson is embarking on her next musical chapter.
Almost six months after leaving Little Mix, the singer has announced that she has signed a solo deal with Universal Music’s Polydor Records.
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Posing at the offices of the super label, she revealed that she’ll be joining the roster – which includes Lana Del Rey, HAIM, and Ellie Goulding.
As Universal’s UK equivalent of Interscope, the label is also at the helm of releases from US superstars such as Billie Eilish and breakout names like Olivia Rodrigo.
It was earlier reported that Nelson was at the center of a fierce bidding war.
Per the announcement, the 29-year-old is readying her debut album for release later this year.
“I’m so excited to finally announce that I will be signing to Polydor Records. I cannot wait for you to hear what I’ve been working on and to start this new chapter with the Universal Music team.”
Ben Mortimer, Co-President of Polydor added:
“As soon as I met Jesy I knew Polydor had to become her label partner. She’s developed the sound for her next music beautifully. It’s true to her. And she has an authentic vision about what this next stage of her already incredible career should be.
There’s a huge appetite for what music she comes with now, and a huge platform to launch it from. I’m proud she’s chosen Polydor to be her new home.”
Tom March, co-president of Polydor continued:
“Jesy Nelson is an incredible artist and I’m delighted she’s chosen Polydor for the next phase of her extraordinary career.
I have enormous respect for Jesy and the way she’s able to communicate and connect with her fans globally.”
Nelson has sold over 60 million records as part of Little Mix. And while she expressed gratitude for her time in the band, she has been vocal about the pressures she felt being in a girl group – specifically online bullying and comparisons.
Jesy is such an undeniable talent. So we’re excited to hear what she’s cooking and see how she’ll create a musical identity now she’s riding solo.