Jessie J

Biography

Jessie J (born Jessica Ellen Cornish, 27.3.1988)

Jessie J is a singer / songwriter from Essex and is signed to both Lava Records and Universal Republic Records.

Jessie J: Childhood

Jessie J started acting as a child and had a role in the West End production of Whistle Down the Wind. After leaving Mayfield High School, she started studying at the BRIT school and joined a girl group when she was 17 years old. Jessie J then signed to Gut Records, home to Tom Jones and Jimmy Sommerville, but the label went bust before releasing any of her music.

Later on in her teens, Jessie J suffered from heart trouble and also experienced a minor stroke.

Jessie J: Music Career

Jessie J's music career started to take off after she found success as a songwriter. She landed a Sony ATV publishing contract and co-wrote the song 'Party in the USA' with the producer Doctor Luke and Claude Kelly, for Miley Cyrus (also known for her role in Hannah Montana).

Jessie J also wrote tracks for Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera and Rihanna's ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, with whom she also toured.

Jessie J's single 'Do It Like a Dude' was released in the UK in November 2010. The track received a great deal of airplay on BBC Radio 1. Jessie J stated that she had originally written the song for Rihanna but eventually decided to record the song herself. The single debuted at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.

Jessie J then earned herself a slot on Later Live With Jools Holland, performing an acoustic version of her song 'Price Tag'. It was announced that he track was due to be released as a single in March 2011, with the rapper B.o.B. performing additional vocal duties. This would be followed by an album entitled Who You Are. She also built up a loyal following by posting videos of herself performing on YouTube, including a cover of 'I Have Nothing', originally made famous by Whitney Houston.

In December 2010, it was announced that Jessie J was one of the rising stars included in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll. Other acts included in the long list were: Jamie Woon, Esben and the Witch, James Blake, Warpaint, The Vaccines, Daley, Claire Maguire, Wretch 32 and Anna Calvi. That same month, it was also announced that Jessie J had won the Critics Choice award at the 2011 BRIT Awards Ceremony.

Jessie J's music has also appeared on film soundtracks: The track 'Who You Are' was used in the third installment of the Step Up film series, Step Up 3D and the track 'Sexy Silk' was on the soundtrack to the 2010 comedy film, Easy A.

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Jessie J - Personal Audio

30th September 2014 -

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With the release of her third studio album, 'Sweet Talker', on the horizon, Jessie J has released the audio for her song, 'Personal'. The song features as the sixth track on the album, which is...

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit UK Chart Top Spot With A ‘Bang Bang’

29th September 2014 -

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Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande should be celebrating this week after their single ‘Bang Bang’ took the UK number one spot on Sunday (September 28th). Last week’s number one, Sigma’s ‘Changing’, which features...

Jessie J Talks Nude Photo Leak As 'Bang Bang' Heads Towards UK Number One Spot

28th September 2014 -

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Jessie J has given her opinion on the recent celebrity photo hacks, branding them “disgusting” in an appearance on Alan Carr’s talk show ‘Chatty Man’. The singer, whose latest single ‘Bang Bang’ was released this...

Jessie J Ft. 2 Chainz - Burnin' Up [Pseudo Video]

23rd September 2014 -

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Jessie J teams up with 2 Chainz on her energetic new single 'Burnin' Up', taken from her forthcoming third album 'Sweet Talker' out October 13th 2014 through Republic. The track follows previous collaborative single 'Bang...

Jessie J - Catching Up With Jessie J

14th September 2014 -

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After becoming the first Vivo Lift artist, Jessie J took some time to talk about everything she has been up to in the last few years.

Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?

26th August 2014 -

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Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday 24th August. But was her near miss a deliberate publicity stunt or simply an unfortunate incident?Nicki Minaj's...

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]

26th August 2014 -

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate...

Nicki Minaj Addresses VMA Wardrobe Malfunction - "Nipple Didn't Come Out To Play"

26th August 2014 -

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Nicki Minaj narrowly missed flashing a nipple whilst performing at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (24th August). The 31-year-old was on stage performing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J when her dress became...

Jessie J Is Upping Sticks to L.A Because She's Underappreciated In The U.K

25th August 2014 -

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Jessie J can’t stand the constant exploration of her private life, questions about her sexuality and not being taken seriously as a singer in the U.K. So she’s decided to leave London for L.A, somehow...

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

21st August 2014 -

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The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The...

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj And Jessie J To Open VMAs

21st August 2014 -

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Ariana Grande, the pop sensation of 2014, will be joined onstage by both Nicki Minaj and Jessie J on Sunday night at the VMAs. The British pop star will help Minaj and Grande perform their...

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

1st August 2014 -

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The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

30th July 2014 -

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What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have albums coming out soon? You put them together to make a collaborative single, of course. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande...

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

29th July 2014 -

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Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one. Grande is on Jessie J’s new single Bang Bang, along with Nicki Minaj. The single premiered on Monday, a day before it...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang [Pseudo] Video

29th July 2014 -

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A new pop dream team has hit the circuit as Jessie J teams up with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande on her brand new single 'Bang Bang'. The song is the lead track from Jessie's...

Jessie J Announces New Single 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Ariana Grande

1st July 2014 -

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Jessie J has announced the details of her upcoming single, 'Bang Bang.' Set for release at the end of the month, the new track will reportedly feature the talents of US pop superstars Ariana Grande...

Jessie J Prepares 3rd Album; No 'Alive' U.S. Release in Sight

13th May 2014 -

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When Jessie J’s Instagram and Twitter posts began donning a “#jessiejalbum3” hashtag, it rightfully brought excitement to her fanbase -- but maybe a little confusion, too, at least for the fans over in the United...

Jessie J No Longer Bisexual, But Is Sexuality So Easily Switched?

10th April 2014 -

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We’ve got to admit, when young female celebrities admit that they are bisexual, we immediately raise an eyebrow. Sexuality is, of course, each individual’s prerogative, it makes no difference to anybody’s ability to do their...

Sam Smith Picked As BBC Sound Of 2014

10th January 2014 -

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Sam Smith is a name we are hearing more and more of recently, and it is also a name that we will be hearing even more than we are already, as his star keeps on...

Jessie J Announces Summer 2014 Forest Live Concert Dates

16th December 2013 -

 Press

Jessie J has announced summer dates for 2014 as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country. There hasn't been a career in...

BBC Unveil The 'Sounds Of 2014' Longlist

2nd December 2013 -

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It's that time of year again, time for the BBC to poll who it thinks we will all be listening to this time next year. You might be familiar with some of the names, others...

Royal Variety Show: Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Olly Murs And Gary Barlow Bring The Noise

26th November 2013 -

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Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high...

First Concert From Jessie J's Mini-Arena Tour Goes Nearly Without A Hitch

30th October 2013 -

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Jessie J has been having an unpleasant couple of years – a postponed tour and losing her position on the X Factor judging panel (due to excessive theatrics, if the rumors are true) added to...

Kylie Minogue Settles Into The Voice Twirly Chair Ahead Of Third Series

2nd October 2013 -

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Kylie Minogue is making sure that her new big red judges chair on BBC's The Voice moulds to fit her petite posterior ahead of the talent show's series three kick-off in January. The Australian singer...

Kings Of Leon Crowned Rulers Of The Charts With 'Mechanical Bull'

30th September 2013 -

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Kings of Leon are celebrating yet another chart-topping album with their new and sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull. Sufficiently tantalised by the teasing stream of singles we've heard in recent months, such as 'Supersoaker,' fans...

Jason Derulo Celebrates Katy Perry Chart De-Throning With Amazing Birthday Cake [Picture]

23rd September 2013 -

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Jason Derulo has had a stormer of a week: not only has he kicked Katy Perry's 'Roar' off the top of the UK singles chart with his new single 'Talk Dirty,' he also rocked the...

Kaiser Chiefs Frontman Ricky Wilson Completes 'The Voice' Judging Panel

19th September 2013 -

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Ricky Wilson, the frontman of The Kaiser Chiefs, has been chosen to fill the remaining seat on The Voice judging panel for the next season of the BBC talent contest. Wilson has been brought in...

Anyone In Here? 'The Voice' Undergoes Overhaul After Judges' & Presenters' Exodus

16th September 2013 -

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Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have become the latest names to jump ship from the BBC talent show, The Voice. The presenters join the show's judges Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue who also revealed they...

Not Everyone Is Convinced That Kylie Minogue Will Be A Successful Judge On 'The Voice'

13th September 2013 -

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Kylie Minogue remains one of the biggest names in pop music today, with a back catalogue that most modern day pop starlets could only dream of for their future output. With this in mind, her...

'The Voice' Snags Kylie Minogue, But Is She The Right Choice?

11th September 2013 -

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Pop star Kylie Minogue has signed on to replace Jessie J as a coach for the third series of The Voice, joining Will.i.am and Tom Jones.The pop star, who has sold 68 million hits worldwide,...

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