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Who are Strictly performers Joel Corry and MNEK? – The Sun

JOEL Corry and MNEK have got the nation's toes tapping with their catchy new single.

The pair have been confirmed to perform on Strictly Come Dancing's launch on Saturday, October 17.

Who is Joel Corry?

Joel Corry is a 31-year-old DJ, producer and bodybuilder.

The multi-talented DJ has topped charts with his music releases over the years.

His song Head & Heart reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2020, following on from the success of his songs Sorry and Lonely.

As well as being a successful musician, Corry also has a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification and has won three fitness model competitions.

Joel also has his own personal training business with an app called Joel Corry PT, which includes his own training and diet plans and DJ mixes.

Joel also starred in Geordie Shore until 2013 with his then-girlfriend Sophie Kasaei.

Despite the success of his new single, Corry said that he has never played the club track to a dancefloor.

He said: "The maddest thing is I've never actually played Head & Heart to a dancefloor,"

"With my music I normally road test it in clubs, go back to the studio and make tweaks."

Who is MNEK?

MNEK, born Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike, is a recording artist, songwriter and producer.

His stage name, pronounced Em-en-ee-kay, comes from the pronunciation of his surname.

Now 25, MNEK began producing music in his early teens, co-writing 2010s hits by the Saturdays and Duke Dumont.

The talented producer co-wrote Duke Dumont's U.K. hugely popular number one Need U (100%).

In 2014, he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards.

In 2017, MNEK featured on rapper Stormzy's chart hit Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2.

MNEK released his debut full-length album, Language in 2018.

What's their song called?

Joel and MNEK's track is called Head & Heart.

It has spent six weeks in the UK number one spot.

People have seemed to love the positive message of the upbeat track.

Joel Corry said: "I realised the track was actually making people feel really good on a daily basis when they were getting in their car or putting on the radio.

"Everyone was going through such a rough, weird time, where they were feeling so stressed and anxious and I feel like this song gave people an uplift."

Damian Christian, of Atlantic Records said: “Head & Heart has been the song of 2020, and due to a lack of performance TVs available this year they still haven’t performed it.

"We are so excited that Strictly is back with live studio guests and that Joel and MNEK are the first booking for their debut performance of this huge hit.”

 

 

 

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