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Jesy Nelson ‘is at the centre of a £2m bidding war as record labels’

Jesy Nelson is reportedly at the centre of a bidding war between record labels worth £2million as they try to sign her.

According to reports on Saturday, the singer, 29, is in high demand since departing from Little Mix in December, and companies are keen for her to release new music as a solo act.

Over the past few months, Jesy has dropped several hints she is secretly working on new music by sharing snippets from inside a recording studio on social media. 

Going solo? Jesy Nelson is reportedly at the centre of a bidding war between record labels worth £2million as they try to sign her

A source speaking to The Sun claimed: ‘Jesy’s tracks have got the music industry in a spin and she has big-money offers on the table from a few key record labels all desperate to sign her.

‘It’s an exciting time for Jesy as she’s in a great place and has loved being creative in the studio.

‘If all goes to plan she’ll have music out this year and will have some sure-fire hits. The world is her oyster.’

MailOnline has contacted Jesy’s representatives for further comment.  

Exciting: Jesy is said to be in high demand since departing from Little Mix, and companies are reportedly keen for her to release new music as a solo act (pictured in the studio in February)

Exciting: Jesy is said to be in high demand since departing from Little Mix, and companies are reportedly keen for her to release new music as a solo act (pictured in the studio in February)

Meanwhile, Jesy’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes told how he and the singer are still ‘good friends’ following their split in April last year.

Reflecting on their relationship nowadays in an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Chris said: ‘Me and Jes are really good friends. We get on so well still and it’s just lovely. 

‘People can split up and, you know, they’ll either hate each other or never see each other again, but it’s nice that I’ve come out of a relationship and can still be friends.’ 

Supportive: Meanwhile, Jesy's ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes told how he and the singer are still 'good friends' following their split in April last year (pictured together in January 2020)

Supportive: Meanwhile, Jesy’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes told how he and the singer are still ‘good friends’ following their split in April last year (pictured together in January 2020)

In February, Jesy headed to a recording session, where she dropped more hints that she is set to release her own record by sharing a clip with a music producer on her Instagram Stories.

She appeared to be sat down in a studio while recording the clip, which featured producer Patrick Jordan Patrikios.

Jesy, who was wearing her brunette locks in bouncy curls, also tagged producer and songwriter Sunny in the short teaser.  

The trio later posed for a group selfie, prompting speculation that they are working together.

Back to work? In February, Jesy headed to a recording session, where she dropped hints that she is set to release her own record by sharing a clip with a music producer

Back to work? In February, Jesy headed to a recording session, where she dropped hints that she is set to release her own record by sharing a clip with a music producer

Jesy previously left her fans convinced she’s set to launch a solo career as she shared a cryptic post and ‘liked’ a comment about releasing new music.

She looked typically chic as she posed up a storm at her Essex home for new images, alongside the caption: ‘Let’s go!’, complete with musical note emojis. 

Jesy confirmed her permanent departure from Little Mix in December, just weeks after revealing she was taking a temporary hiatus from all work commitments.  

Her emotional statement read: ‘To all my Mixers, the past nine years in Little Mix has been the most incredible time of my life. 

Wow: The songstress shared a snap in a recording studio along with some cheeky emojis

Wow: The songstress shared a snap in a recording studio along with some cheeky emojis

Working together: Jesy appeared to be sat down in a studio while recording the clip, which featured producer Patrick Jordan Patrikios

Teaser: Jesy, who was wearing her brunette locks in bouncy curls, also tagged producer and songwriter Sunny in the short teaser

Working together: Jesy appeared to be sat down in a studio while recording the clip, which featured producer Patrick Jordan Patrikios

‘We have achieved things I never thought possible. From winning our first Brit Award to our sold out shows at the O2.

‘Making friends and fans all over the world I can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart for making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. You have always been there to support and encourage me and I will never ever forget it.

‘The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.

‘There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focusing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process. 

'So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I'm announcing I'm leaving Little Mix': Jesy confirmed her departure from Little Mix in December last year with a statement

‘So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix’: Jesy confirmed her departure from Little Mix in December last year with a statement

‘So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.’

Jesy went on to express her gratitude towards her supporters and co-members as she added: ‘I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. 

‘I’m ready to embark on a new chapter in my life – I’m not sure what it’s going to look like right now, but I hope you’ll still be there to support. 

‘I want to say thank you to everyone involved in our journey. All the hard work and dedication that went into making us a success.

‘To every single fan who came to see us in concert, who listened to our songs and sung their hearts out, sent me messages and supported me along the way I want you to know I love you all so much and I could never have done this without you and I appreciate it endlessly.

‘Most of all I want to say thank you to Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne for creating some of the most amazing memories I’ll never forget. I hope that you’ll continue to fulfil all of your dreams and keep on making music that people love. Love Jesy x.’ 

In March, Jesy signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU, amid reports she left the girlband’s record label to launch her own career. 

She's out! Jesy shocked fans when she announced she was bowing out from Little Mix in December (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2019)

She’s out! Jesy shocked fans when she announced she was bowing out from Little Mix in December (pictured with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall in 2019)

In a statement from the management firm, Jesy said she was ‘so excited’ and couldn’t ‘wait to start her next chapter’. 

YMU is a management company that has clients in sport, music and entertainment, including Take That, Steve Aoki, Ant & Dec and Fearne Cotton.

In a statement seen by Music Week, Jesy said: ‘I am so excited to join YMU and can’t wait to start my next chapter.’

Claims: In March, Jesy signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU, amid reports she left the girl  band's record label to launch her own career

Claims: In March, Jesy signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU, amid reports she left the girl  band’s record label to launch her own career 

Mary Bekhait, group CEO of YMU, said: ‘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.’ 

MailOnline contacted representatives for Jesy for a comment at the time.

The artist commanded the music charts with bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards for nine years, after they won X Factor in 2011.

Success: The artist commanded the music charts with bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall for nine years, after they won X Factor in 2011 (pictured in 2019)

Success: The artist commanded the music charts with bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall for nine years, after they won X Factor in 2011 (pictured in 2019)  


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