As reported in Music News Jesy Nelson has signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU.
The 29-year-old singer announced in December she was leaving Little Mix because of the impact being in the band was having on her mental health, and it has now been confirmed she’s set to launch a solo career under YMU, whose clients already include Take That, Steve Aoki, Ant and Dec, and Fearne Cotton.
In a statement, Jesy said: “I am so excited to join YMU and can’t wait to start my next chapter.”
Whilst Mary Bekhait, group CEO of YMU, added: “Jesy has enjoyed incredible success as a recording artist and performer and is well placed to further her remarkable career. She is a hugely talented, versatile and authentic artist with a strong creative vision, and we are looking forward to helping her realise that.”
Jesy previously hinted she was set to release solo music last month when she posted mirror selfies on Instagram with the caption: “Let’s go”, along with some musical notes emojis.
And when a fan asked: “Are we getting JN1?”, Jesy liked the comment and sent her followers into a frenzy.
Best of luck to Jesy as she begins a new chapter in her music career.
Jesy Nelson bravely took to Instagram to share her struggles with body image and self love.
The former Little Mix member has become increasingly vocal about her mental health, her BBC documentary Odd One Out was a brutally honest look at the effects of online bullying and body shaming.
Although no longer a member of group Little Mix, having made the decision to leave last year, Jesy Nelson continues speaking up and sharing her experience.
The star took to instagram to get real about her struggles to love her body.
“I remember going to the gym with my manager and I stood in the mirror and I said, ‘god I’m so fat I just want my legs to be like this’ and I pulled my skin around to try and create a thigh gap because I genuinely believed that being skinny would make me happier. And even when I got to a size 8 from starving myself, I still wasn’t happy. I mentally bullied myself everyday to try to please other people.”
“It’s taken me 10 years to realise that I’m the only person I need to please. As humans we find it so easy to pay other people compliments but yet we find it so hard to be kind to ourselves because it’s so much easier to pick ourselves apart than to find the things we love about ourselves.”
Jesy Nelson’s openness about such difficult topics is a brave and commendable attribute.
We wish her the best of luck as she focuses on herself and her mental health.