Summer 2012 brought further success when MNEK co-wrote and produced "Home Run," the debut single by Manchester-born, eighth-season X Factor semifinalist Misha B. Little Mix, the winners of that same series, also benefited from his programming work on their July 2012 U.K. number one, "Wings." Early the following year, MNEK co-wrote Duke Dumont's house-inspired U.K. number one "Need U (100%)," and was also involved in the composition of four tracks on Home, the debut album from London-based electronic act Rudimental.
In 2014, he was featured on the British Top Ten hit "Ready for Your Love" by Gorgon City, while his own "Every Little Word" and "Wrote a Song About You" entered the British singles chart as well. Those two songs, as well as "The Rhythm" -- his first solo U.K. Top 40 hit -- formed the basis of the 2015 EP Small Talk. A July single featuring vocals by Swedish vocalist Zara Larsson, "Never Forget You," reached the Top Ten across Europe, including number one in Larsson's native country. ~ James Wilkinson, Rovi