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Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock signs solo deal with Warner Records

By | Published on Thursday 3 February 2022

Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Warner Records UK has signed Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock to a solo record deal. This follows the group’s announcement that they are “taking a break” in December.

Pinnock’s first solo material emerged just before Little Mix announced their hiatus, as part of the film ‘Boxing Day’, in which she played a pop star. Although singing songs in a film where you’re playing someone who sings for a living doesn’t seem too unusual, that project only added fuel to the rumours that Pinnock was planning to launch a full-blown solo career.

Few details about said full-blown solo career have been made available yet. Warner Records announced the deal in a tweet yesterday, saying that it is “delighted to welcome Leigh-Anne Pinnock to the Warner Records family”, before pushing fans to sign up to her mailing list for more info. The word (aka, what someone who spoke to The Sun said) is that she’s been in the studio recording solo tracks for the last few months.

Pinnock’s Little Mix bandmate Jade Thirlwall is also set to launch a solo career, with rumours late last year that she was in talks with another Warner label, Atlantic. Meanwhile, Jesy Nelson, who left the group in 2020, is reportedly preparing to return with new music, in an effort to salvage the disastrous launch of her own solo career last October.