Nina Nesbitt (born 11 July 1994) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her single "Stay Out" reached No. 21 in April 2013 in the UK charts, it was her breakthrough hit.
Life and career[edit|edit source]Edit
Nesbitt was born on 11 July 1994 in Balerno, Edinburgh; she attended the small village school in Bellsquarry and attended Balerno Community High School. She is of mixed descent with a Swedish mother and Scottish father. She started her music career by writing and recording songs in her bedroom and uploading the videos to her YouTube channel. She plays the guitar, piano and flute. As a child, she competed in local and regional gymnastic competitions with her primary school.
After meeting Ed Sheeran, she was invited to support him on his European tour, and was also invited to support Example after he heard her cover of "Stay Awake". She also appeared in the video for Ed Sheeran's song "Drunk".
Her second EP, titled The Apple Tree, was released in April 2012 and reached #6 on the iTunes download charts after receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1, and also reached #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
In October 2012, Nesbitt embarked on a second UK headline tour, "Boy UK Tour", in support of her debut single "Boy" and the EP of the same name.
She subsequently announced the title of her next EP, Stay Out, which was released on 8 April 2013; its title track of the same name entered the charts at number 21 in April 2013; it fell to No 41 the following week.
Her next EP is to be titled "Way In The World" and shall be released on 21 July 2013. The title track is to be released as a single, the video for which was released on 12 June 2013.
On 9 October 2012, Nesbitt embarked on her second UK headline tour, this time to support the release of her debut single "Boy" under new label Island Records. The tour included support from singer-songwriter Josh Kumra and singer-songwriter Billy Lockett. The tour commenced 9 October 2012 at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland and finished 18 October 2012 at Dingwalls, London, England.