Jesy Nelson has signed a solo record deal with Polydor Records.
The former Little Mix artist will join London-based Polydor’s roster, which also includes Celeste, Years & Years, Sam Fender, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, The Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, Glass Animals, Holly Humberstone, Michael Kiwanuka, James Blake and more.
As part of Little Mix, Nelson sold over 60 million records (across albums and singles) worldwide. She left the British girl group – who were originally signed to Syco Music before switching to Sony‘s RCA – in December 2020.
Breaking the news of her departure from Little Mix on Instagram last year, Nelson praised the group’s fans and achievements, but noted: “I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.”
“I cannot wait for you to hear what I’ve been working on and to start this new chapter with the Universal Music team.”
Nelson is now in the studio working on her Polydor-signed solo record, expected for release later this year.
Jesy Nelson said: “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 said: “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.”
“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.”
Ben Mortimer, Polydor
Tom March, co-president of Polydor added: “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.
“Jesy Nelson is an incredible artist and I’m delighted she’s chosen Polydor for the next phase of her extraordinary career.”
Tom March, Polydor
“She is hard-working, talented and the music is sounding incredible. We’re excited to be working with her and her brilliant [management] team at YMU.”