Nina Nesbitt made £100k before debut album

Nina Nesbitt made more than �100k before even releasing her debut album. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Nina Nesbitt made more than �100k before even releasing her debut album. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Edinburgh pop star Nina Nesbitt raked in more than £100,000 - before releasing her debut album.

The teenager has built up a healthy bank balance after gathering a huge following online.

Nina, 19, released her first record Peroxide last month and is being tipped as one of the country’s most up and coming singers.

But accounts for her personal company NN Music show she is already coining in the cash.

The records show her firm made £152,102 during its first year of business.

The company owed £40,000 to unnamed creditors leaving Nina with total assets of £112,000.

And her wealth is set to increase after her album shot to the top of iTunes chart within hours of its release two weeks ago.

Nina, from Balerno, near Edinburgh, is a director of the company along with her mum Caty and owns all the shares in it.

She started her music career by writing and recording songs in her bedroom and uploading the videos to her YouTube channel.

After meeting singer 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 his song Stay Awake.

She has generated a fan-base of 150,000 Nesbians, largely through social media.

Last year’s Top 30 single Stay Out drew combined YouTube and Vevo hits of over six million.

Millions more heard her when she soundtracked a John Lewis advert last year, with her version of Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop.

Last year, she also performed Flower of Scotland at Hampden before the national side’s match with Belgium.

Speaking last month, Nina told how she thought she would make most of her cash from live shows due to the rise of illegal music downloads.

She said: “I prefer touring to recording and I think, at some point, people will get music for free everywhere. There’s nothing we can do to stop it.

“Obviously I put a lot of hard work into the album, and I’d prefer it if someone bought it. But I shouldn’t be angry if they illegally download it, because it means they like the music.”