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 singer and television personality. In 2018, he appeared in the fourth series of the ITV2 reality series Love Island, and has since competed on Dancing on Ice, The X Factor: Celebrity and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

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, Nelson 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
2021 Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins Contestant

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[11]
IRE
[12]
GER
[13]
"See Nobody"
(with Hardy Caprio)
2020 3 9 TBA
"Nice to Meet Ya"
(featuring Yxng Bane)
2021 33 63 5
"Say Nothing"[15]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[16]
IRE
[17]
GER
[18]
"Drive"
(Clean Bandit and Topic featuring Wes Nelson)
2021 17 30
[19]
TBA
"—" 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.
  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. ^ "Discographie von Wes Nelson". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  14. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (Enter the keywords "Wes Nelson"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  15. ^ Copsey, Rob (22 October 2021). "Wes Nelson interview: 'My confidence was low... now I'm the last person singing at the pub'". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  16. ^ Peaks in the UK:
  17. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Discographie von Wes Nelson". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Singles, Week Ending 12 November 2021". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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