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SPIN Chats To Wes Nelson About The Success Of His Debut Single, Love Island & More

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:41 22 Oct 2020


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SPIN's Sarina Bellissimo caught up with Love Island's Wes Nelson for a chat this week.

She spoke to him about the success of his debut single, his friendship with Idris Elba and more.

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See Nobody

If you're on TikTok then you've probably already listened to Wes' debut single See Nobody.Β 

The track hit over 1 million Spotify streams in under two weeks and shot to the top of the iTunes UK Hip Hop charts.

Wes told Sarina that seeing his dreams coming to life, "is one of the best feelings in the world."

The Love Islander signed a record deal with Universal Music shortly after appearing on Celebrity X Factor.Β 

He told Sarina, "That for me was the proudest moment of my career, life whatever you wanna say."

"You just can't describe it. It's just the weirdest thing."

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Record deal

Sarina asked Wes how he's been celebrating his record deal and the release of his debut album.

He told her the celebration for him is just watching the track climb the charts.

Wes added that he's so busy behind the scenes, "There's so much to do!"

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The artist said he doesn't want to become a one hit wonder.

This is partially why he made sure he had about 20 songs ready before releasing his debut single.

And he somehow managed to double that figure, "I'm sat on nearly 40 songs now."

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The next thing he has to do is figure out what to release next.

"There's some songs in there that I even prefer to this one, this one just made sense to put out first."

"There's some serious heat that I'm sitting on and I'm excited for you guys to hear it."

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Wes' celebrity pals

Sarina asked Wes if he was nervous showing his friends who are already in the business.

The SPIN presenter used his friendship with Idris Elba as an example.

Wes replied, "Yeah! Don't get me wrong, these are people that I like and get on well with, but they're experts in their field."

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She continued, "Whether it be acting, whether it be music, or both..."

"So they know what they're talking about, they know what sells and they know what does well."

So when they showed support for his music, Wes said was absolutely over the moon.

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Dating

Wes said he's so focused on his career right now that he's not thinking of dating at all.

He admitted if it happens it happens, he's not completely ruling it out.

But he is extremely focused on his future right now.

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He explained, "I'm married to music right now I suppose you could say."

"I don't want to commit to something that has a direct impact on how my careers doing if that makes sense?"

The 22-year-old went on to chat about his Love Island pals.

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Love Island

Wes told Sarina his former Love Island co-stars have all be extremely supportive of him.

"They've shared the song and really helped me get the song out there to people."

"There's been no bitterness, everyone's been super nice which is good to see."

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He added, "And I'd do the same if the roles were reversed as well so."

"Yeah it's been nice to have the support from the guys."

Watch Sarina's full interview with Wes here:

Wes' debut single See Nobody is out now.


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