Jesy Nelson signs solo deal with management company YMU

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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 opens up about her battle with body image

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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.

Jesy states-

“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.”

She continues

“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.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Jesy Nelson announces departure from Little Mix after 9 years in the group

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Jesy Nelson has left Little Mix, saying being part of the pop group had “taken a toll on my mental health”.

She explained: “I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.”

Writing on Instagram, the 29-year-old said being in the band had been “the most incredible time” but it was now time to “embark on a new chapter”.

Her former bandmates said it was “an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy”.

The news comes a month after Nelson said she was taking an “extended” break from the pop group for “private medical reasons”.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall performed as a trio on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend.

In her statement, Nelson said she had made her decision “after much consideration and with a heavy heart”.

“I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy,” the singer continued.

The remaining members added: “We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans.

“We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being.”

A sad day for Little Mix fans but a decision that is hopefully the right one for Jesy Nelson. We wish her the very best!

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Jesy Nelson taking a ‘temporary break’ from Little Mix

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Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson is to take an “extended” break from the pop group for “private medical reasons”, their publicist has said.

A statement didn’t give any further details about the 29-year-old’s condition.

It comes after Nelson recently missed the final of the girl group’s BBC One talent show, and their hosting of the MTV European Music Awards.

Little Mix’s latest album entered the UK chart at number two on Friday.

All six of the studio albums they have released since forming on The X Factor in 2011 have gone into the top five, and they have had four UK number one singles.

In a statement, the group’s publicist said: “Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons. We will not be issuing any further comment”

Thoughts are with Jesy and the band, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe