Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall is in talks with a record company about signing a lucrative solo deal after impressing them with her own new tracks, according to a new report.
The pop star, 28, has reportedly been meeting with Atlantic Records, the label that represents Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Charli XCX.
It comes after earlier this week it was claimed that Jade has recorded solo music and signed to Harry Styles’ management company following Jesy Nelson’s Little Mix departure.
Making moves: Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall is in talks with a record company about signing lucrative solo deal after impressing them with her own new tracks, according to a new report
A source told The Sun: ‘Jade’s been working super-hard on the new music and those who have heard the tracks say they sound amazing.
‘Jade has already met with Sony to talk things through but has really been impressed by Atlantic — and all signs point to her going with them.
‘She has held top-secret talks with them and it’s all really positive.
New focus: The pop star, 28, has reportedly been meeting with Atlantic Records, the label that represents Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Charli XCX (pictured with Little Mix bandmates)
‘It’s well known Little Mix are going on hiatus after their tour next year and it’s no surprise that Jade is already working on solo songs.’
A representative for Jade has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Earlier this week it was reported that Jade has recorded solo music and signed to Harry Styles’ management company following Jesy’s Little Mix departure.
The singer inked a deal with Full Stop Management – also home to the likes of Lizzo, Mark Ronson, and Saweetie – and is tipped to have huge solo success like the former One Direction star, 27.
New signing! Earlier this week it was reported that Jade has recorded solo music and signed to Harry Styles’ management company following Jesy ‘s Little Mix departure (Jade pictured in 2019)
Under the management, Harry has enjoyed huge global chart success – including Grammy nominations – with his two solo albums, launched an acting career, and, more recently, founded his own beauty brand, Pleasing.
Alongside music, Jade is said to be keen to appear on the small screen more after proving popular as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
An insider told The Sun: ‘Jade had a series of meetings with Full Stop Management earlier this year and she’s now signed on the dotted line.
‘They think she is going to be a huge star, just like Harry has become after One Direction went on hiatus.
‘Jade has bags of ideas for her solo music and she’s already recorded some amazing songs that have impressed industry bosses.
‘As well as music she is putting plans into motion for more TV appearances and there is no doubt she can become a mega-star in her own right.
‘Jade is still incredibly close with her Little Mix bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards and they’re all supporting each other’s moves behind the scenes.
‘It’s going to be a really exciting time for all three of them.’
Sign on the dotted line: The star inked a deal with Full Stop Management – also home to the likes of Lizzo, Mark Ronson, and Saweetie – and is tipped to have huge solo success like the former One Direction star, 27
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, is already making strides on her own after signing to Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding’s TaP Music Management.
As well as starring in the festive flick, ‘Boxing Day’, the star is set to co-host the MOBO Awards on December 5 in Coventry with Munya Chawawa.
Little Mix – completed by Perrie, 28, following the exit of Jesy, 30, in December – have played down rumours they are set to go on hiatus after their ‘Confetti’ tour next year.
Following the departure of Jesy, there has been speculation that the Sweet Melody hitmakers will split, but Jade recently insisted that in
’10 years time. I don’t know. Well, obviously, I think that Little Mix will still be around. We’re always going to have each other. I think when you’ve got that sort of bond … I’ve spent my whole adult life with the girls and that’ll probably never, ever change, no matter what happens.’
Ex-bandmate Jesy released her debut solo single, ‘Boyz’, last month, and is expected to release her debut album next year.
Out: Jesy Nelson left the group in December 2020