Former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has officially signed a solo record deal with Polydor Records.
Nelson, who quit the girl group in December after nine years, will join the London-based label's roster, which also includes Celeste, Years & Years, Sam Fender, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, The Rolling Stones, and Lana Del Rey, among others.
"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," Nelson told website Music Business Worldwide.
Ben Mortimer, co-president of Polydor, added: "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… 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."
While Tom March, co-president of Polydor commented: "She is hard-working, talented and the music is sounding incredible. We're excited to be working with her and her brilliant team at YMU."
Jesy – who as part of Little Mix sold a combined 60 million albums and singles globally – is currently in the studio working on her debut solo record is expected later this year.
The 29-year-old singer said an emotional goodbye to her Little Mix bandmates – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – last year, and admitted being part of the band had "really taken a toll" on her mental health.
At the time, she wrote on Instagram: "So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I'm announcing I'm leaving Little Mix. 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 its going to look like right now, but I hope you'll still be there to support me."