Carol Holness, better known by her stage name Nancy Nova, is a singer songwriter from London, UK, largely active from 1978 to 1983. She is the daughter of Bob Holness and sister of Ros Holness of Toto Coelo.
Nova attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for 3 years from age of 18. She initially found success as a songwriter for Jesse Green, writing the single "Flip". She was a featured artist on Italian TV Show "Non Stop" for six weeks and her single "Akiri Non Stop" was used as the theme tune. Her 1981 single "The Force" received much radio play and was a big hit in the Dance charts.