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built up a loyal following by posting videos of herself performing on YouTube, including a cover of 'I Have Nothing', originally made famous by Whitney Houston.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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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...

Jessie J: Bisexuality was a 'phase'

8th April 2014 -

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Jessie J claims being bisexual was a ''phase''.The 'Do It Like a Dude' hitmaker previously confessed to being attracted to both men and women, but says she now has no interest in finding a female...

Tom Jones Performs With Jessie J At Birthday Gig

28th March 2014 -

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British pop star Jessie J had a birthday to remember on Thursday (27Mar14) as music legend Sir Tom Jones took to the stage to perform with her at a special gig in London.The Price Tag...

Sam Smith Picked As BBC Sound Of 2014

10th January 2014 -

 News

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 -

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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...

Jessie J finds God

30th November 2013 -

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Jessie J has dedicated her latest single to God.The star's latest track, 'Thunder', is about her Christian beliefs and she wrote it after becoming more ''comfortable'' speaking about religion. She told the Daily Mirror...

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...

Jessie J thinks Miley's twerking was 'too much' at VMAs

20th September 2013 -

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Jessie J thinks Miley Cyrus' twerking performance at the MTV Video Music Awards was ''too much.''The 'It's My Party' hitmaker doesn't approve of 20-year-old singer's controversial appearance at the VMAs last month which saw her...

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...

Jessie J's dressing gown collection

14th September 2013 -

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Jessie J collects dressing gowns. The 25-year-old singer has a penchant for wearing the comfy clothing when she is at home relaxing and has amassed such a huge collection of the garments she had to...

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,...

Jessie J: Adele is 'unstoppable'

7th September 2013 -

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Jessie J says Adele is an ''unstoppable character''.The 'It's My Party' singer went to BRIT School with the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker when they were both teenagers, and said even then Adele - who...

Lady Gaga Promises "One Hour Of All New Music" At iTunes Festival

14th August 2013 -

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Lady Gaga has left the irritation of Monday's 'Applause' new single leakage behind her and has turned her attention to September, tweeting her excitement for next month's iTunes Festival. The singer announced that she's be...

Will Tom Jones Be Next To Quit 'The Voice'?

14th August 2013 -

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The Voice judges are dropping like flies! Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue are both said to be leaving to concentrate on other projects after two series as big red chair judges. Will.i.am is rumoured to...

Cheryl Cole Slammed With Rejection From 'The Voice' Judge Job

12th August 2013 -

 News

Perhaps Cheryl Cole's future doesn't lie in talent contest judging. After being sacked by The X Factor for having an unintelligible accent, she's been told she won't be making the move to the BBC's The...

Jessie J Enlists Model Pal Jourdan Dunn for 'It's My Party' [Video]

8th August 2013 -

 News

The video for Jessie J's new single 'It's My Party' has rolled out online, and eagle-eyed fans of the singer-songwriter will have spotted her pal, the British model Jourdan Dunn, doing her thing.The new video...

Jessie J - It's My Party

8th August 2013 -

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There's some seriously crazy outfits going on in the latest Jessie J video for her new single 'It's My Party', which features a cameo from her supermodel friend Jourdan Dunn. The song follows previous single...

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