Fans are overjoyed that former member of Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has released her first solo song titled “Boyz,” which was followed by the announcement of the follow-up song titled “Bad Thing.” Jesy Nelson signed a solo record deal in May 2021, and fans are now overjoyed that Jesy Nelson has released her first solo song.
In light of the fact that Jesy is about to release an exciting new song, we thought it would be fun to take a journey down memory lane and reflect on her career to this point. From the beginning, when she was a member of Little Mix, through the beginning of her brand new solo adventure.
Jesy cited Beyoncé and Missy Elliot as her primary musical influences when she decided to sign up for an audition for Simon Cowell’s prime-time entertainment show The X Factor in 2011. She performed ‘Bust Your Windows’ for the judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Louis Walsh, and Tulisa. In the end, Jesy was eliminated from the competition.
Jesy was able to go to the Bootcamp stage of the competition because she left a positive impression on both Kelly and Tulisa.
After failing to make an impression on any of the four judges during bootcamp, Jesy, Perrie Edwards, and two other individuals who had previously auditioned as solo acts were combined to form the group Faux Pas.
At the same time, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were recruited for an other quartet that went by the name Orion.
Jesy was later placed into a group called Rhythmix alongside Perrie, Jade, and Leigh-Anne, with the band eventually changing their name to Little Mix for legal reasons. When both performances were seen by the judges of The X Factor, Jesy was subsequently added to the group.
The girls, who had four incredible voices between them, breezed through the competition with the help of their coach Tulisa, and in December of 2011 they became the first band ever to win The X Factor.
Little Mix recorded an astonishing six studio albums while Jesy was a member of the band. Out of those six albums, three of them each received one billion plays on Spotify.
Little Mix have not only been nominated for and triumphant at a large number of awards, including the MTV Awards, the Glamour Awards, and the Teen Choice Awards, but they have also won an astonishing three BRIT Awards.
In 2017, the ladies took home the trophy for British Single for their song titled “Shout Out To My Ex.” The following year, in 2019, they received the award for “Video of the Year” for their music video titled “Women Like Me.” The following year, in May of 2021, Jesy earned her third and final BRIT award with the band, as they became the first female band to win the British Group award.
In 2019, Jesy collaborated with the BBC to produce an innovative documentary called Odd One Out. The purpose of the film was to bring attention to the negative effects of bullying and to increase awareness of mental health issues.
Odd One Out was a documentary that chronicled Jesy Nelson’s path towards self-acceptance after she was relentlessly abused by online trolls following her rise to prominence on The X Factor. The singer even courageously opened up about the time when she attempted to end her own life in the documentary.
The episode of Odd One Out that first broadcast on BBC One on September 12, 2019, at 9 o’clock in the evening can now be viewed on the BBC iPlayer.
Jesy went to the 2021 National Television Awards in January 2020, having already been honoured with a nomination for the documentary she had produced titled “Odd One Out.” There, she was announced as the winner of the Factual Award category.
Following learning that she had won the prize, Jesy shared the following message with her supporters: “People, I honestly do not even know where to begin with this post!” This morning when I woke up, my heart was already so full of joy that it was bursting! There are no words to express how this moment felt, and because of you guys, this was one of the most wonderful nights of my life. I cannot thank you all enough for making this moment happen, and there are no words to describe how this moment felt. I adore each and every one of you so very much, thank you. (sic)
The documentary directed by Jesy won yet another important award, this time the Visionary Award for Documentary of the Year, even as it proceeded to shatter viewing records for the BBC iPlayer.
Jesy posted on Instagram, along with a photo of herself clutching the medal, “This morning I received this fantastic award for my documentary Odd one out from @visionaryartsuk and my heart feels so happy!” Thank you so much to each and every individual who took the time to vote for me! This truly means everything to me, and I am so grateful that it has had and will continue to have such a wonderful influence on others.’ (sic)
Due to the widespread spread of the Coronavirus in 2020, the premiere of Little Mix’s very own television talent show, The Search, had to be pushed back to a later time in the year. The original air date for the show was Spring 2020.
During the singing competition, Jesy, along with Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jade, worked as both mentors and judges. The girls were seeking for a brand new band, and Jesy was hoping to find them!
Voice and Instrumentation Group was their name. Since September, the group has been composed of Harry, Patrick, Matthew, and Jacob, all of whom were subsequently awarded the prizes.
It was revealed in November 2020 that Jesy will be taking a “extended vacation” from Little Mix due to factors having to do with her health that were not disclosed.
On Twitter, Simon Jones PR announced the extended hiatus by writing, “Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.” Jesy’s absence was cited as the cause for the longer break. We will not be providing any further comments at this time and ask that the media respect her privacy during this period.
Little Mix released the following statement on their official website in response to Jesy’s announcement: “After an incredible 9 years together, Jesy has made the decision to depart Little Mix.” This is an extremely difficult time for all of us, but Jesy may count on our undivided support during this period.
We have a lot of affection for her, and we are all in agreement that it is very important for her to make decisions that are beneficial to both her physical and mental health. The three of us are not prepared for the Little Mix trip to come to an end because we are all still having a great time with it.
“We are aware that our fans are going to be tremendously disappointed by the news that Jesy has decided to leave the group. We can’t express how much we appreciate your undying love and the unwavering support you have shown for each and every one of us. (sic)