Jesy, 29, quit the girl band several months ago, explaining that she needed to do so for the sake of her mental health.
She has since been back in the studio and has signed a new deal to release solo material, seen working on it with music producers on Thursday in a series of Instagram posts.
Brushing it aside: Jesy Nelson was hard at work in the recording studio again on Wednesday, as her former band Little Mix were announced as nominees for the Best British Group category at the BRIT Awards 2021
The remaining members of Little Mix, meanwhile, were clearly thrilled with their awards nod.
The group – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – posted to Instagram themselves to mark the accolade.
They filmed a video opening the envelope containing their nomination news, jumping for joy on reading it.
‘BEST BRITISH GROUP! This means the world to us! Thank you so much for the nomination!’ they posted it, adding, ‘It’s a good job there’s no award for Best British Box Opener…’ referencing the issues they had trying to get the nomination package unwrapped.
News! Little Mix filmed a video opening the envelope containing their nomination news, jumping for joy on reading it
Solo work: Jesy, 29, quit the girl band several months ago, explaining that she needed to do so for the sake of her mental health. She has since been back in the studio and has signed a new deal to release solo material, seen working on it with music producers on Thursday in a series of Instagram posts
The group – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – posted to Instagram themselves to mark the accolade
Yesteryear: Little Mix are pictured after their BRIT win in 2019, when Jesy was still in the band
Jesy also posted a fresh-looking selfie, adding a baby emoji to it – again, not acknowledging the BRIT news.
Meanwhile, Little Mix has been busy filming their first music video since Jesy quit for their hit single Confetti.
Sources claimed that the trio will be transformed into men for the video, and despite their excitement have found it ‘weird’ heading back to work without Jesy.
Back to work! Little Mix has reportedly begun filming their first music video since Jesy quit the band, with the trio set to be turned into men for the fun performance of the hit Confetti
According to The Sun, the video will see Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne sport facial prosthetics that will transform them into men, and have been working on the project at a secret location in London.
A source said: ‘They’re going all out and are having full facial prosthetics, which takes hours but it will be worth it in the end. It’s a video they have wanted to do for ages.
‘It’s weird not having Jesy with them, particularly as she sings the whole first verse on the album version, but they’re making it work for them because the song has real potential.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Little Mix for comment.
Gone: The group have returned to work after Jesy announced in December that she was leaving Little Mix
On Saturday Little Mix revealed they’d returned to the recording studio to begin working on new music in a fun Instagram video.
They were joined alongside songwriters Kamille and MNEK, who have both penned some of the band’s biggest hits.
‘Promise we made some bops too,’ the three members wrote alongside the fun clip.
The video was also shared by Leigh-Anne to her Instagram Stories, as she added: ‘Yano what it means when we get back in the studio with our queens @kamille @mnek and the legend that is @trejeanmarie.’
Exciting: On Saturday Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards revealed they’d returned to the recording studio to begin working on new music
Little Mix released their sixth studio album Confetti last November, featuring the number one hit Sweet Melody.
It was their last record to feature founding member Jesy who announced her departure from the group in December after ‘constant pressure’ had ‘taken a toll on her mental health’.
It comes after Jesy signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU, amid reports she left the girlband’s record label to launch her own career.
In a statement from the management firm, Jesy said she was ‘so excited’ and couldn’t ‘wait to start her next chapter’.
No longer a member: It comes after Jesy signed a solo deal with global management firm YMU, amid reports she left the girlband’s record label to launch her own career
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.’
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.’
Jesy confirmed her permanent departure from Little Mix in December, and said in a statement that she decided to leave the band for the sake of her mental health.
Her exit came just weeks after revealing she was taking a temporary hiatus from all work commitments.
Source: Daily Mail