Wes Nelson
Wes Nelson on Cosmopolitan UK.jpg
Nelson in 2019
Born
Wesley Nelson

(1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 23)
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • singer
  • rapper
Years active2018–present
Television
Musical career
GenresHip hop[2]
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsEMI Records

Wesley Nelson (born 18 March 1998[3]) is an English television personality and recording artist. In 2018, he appeared in the fourth series of the ITV2 reality series Love Island, and has since competed on Dancing on Ice and The X Factor: Celebrity.

Career

In 2018, Nelson became a contestant on the fourth series of the ITV2 dating reality series Love Island. He, alongside reality star Megan Barton-Hanson, reached the final and finished in fourth place.[4] In January 2019, Nelson participated in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice. He was partnered with Vanessa Bauer, and finished as runner-up.[5] In October 2019, he competed in The X Factor: Celebrity as part of a group called No Love Lost, composed of former Love Island stars Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker.[6][7] In August 2020, he announced that he had signed a solo record deal with EMI Records.[8] On 17 September 2020, he released his debut single, "See Nobody" with Hardy Caprio.[9] On 1 April 2021, he released the single, "Nice to Meet Ya" featuring Yxng Bane.[10]

Filmography

As himself
Year Title Notes
2018 Love Island Contestant; Series 4
2019 Dancing on Ice Contestant; Series 11
2019 8 Out of 10 Cats Guest panellist
2019 The Crystal Maze 1 episode
2019 The X Factor: Celebrity Contestant
2019 Sink or Swim Contestant
2019 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 1 episode

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[11]
IRE
[12]
"See Nobody"
(with Hardy Caprio)
2020 3 TBA
"Nice to Meet Ya"
(featuring Yxng Bane)
2021 36 63
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References

  1. ^ "Ex-Love Island star Wes Nelson sets sights on becoming North Staffordshire's next Robbie Williams". Stoke Sentinel. 18 September 2020.
  2. ^ "SPIN Chats To Wes Nelson About The Success Of His Debut Single, Love Island & More". SPIN 1038. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Series 21, Episode 7". 8 Out of 10 Cats. 5 May 2019. E4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Wes Nelson in 'lots of pain' after 'bad fall' in training". Evening Standard. 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Dancing on Ice contestants: Who is Wes Nelson? Meet the Love Island star hitting the ice". Radio Times.
  6. ^ "Celebrity X Factor Line-Up Announced: Wes Nelson, Eyal Booker & More Form A Love Island Supergroup". Capital FM. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  7. ^ Duke, Simon (12 October 2019). "When is X Factor: Celebrity on? ITV show returns with star lineup". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  8. ^ Novak, Kim (7 August 2020). "Love Island's Wes Nelson signs recording contract: 'This is my biggest dream'". Metro. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Does reality TV have its place in music?". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Wes Nelson Drops Brand New Single "Nice To Meet Ya"". Celebmix.com. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  11. ^ Peaks in the UK:
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  13. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (Enter the keywords "Wes Nelson"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 May 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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