Courtney Freckleton (born 17 January 1990), better known by his stage name Nines, is an English hip hop rapper. After releasing a string of mixtapes between 2011 and 2015, Nines signed to XL Recordings and released his debut album One Foot Out (2017), which charted in the top 4 of the UK Albums Chart.
In December 2016, Nines signed to British independent label XL Recordings, partnering with them to release his debut studio album One Foot Out (2017). The release date was announced the day before its release, becoming available for purchase on 10 February 2017. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 4, becoming one of the few English rappers to receive a top 5 album in recent years, among the likes of Skepta, Giggs and Krept and Konan ( Youngs Teflon ) .